KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri appellate court has upheld a $10 million award against Kansas City for stopping payments for trash service for apartment owners and dwellers.
A three-judge panel of the Missouri appellate court on Tuesday affirmed a 2017 lower court ruling that the city knowingly violated a 30-year agreement to pay for trash collection at apartment buildings with seven or more units. The city also must pay $1.4 million in the plaintiffs attorneys’ fees
The Kansas City Star reports the damages would go to hundreds of apartment and condo residents, managers and owners. Several hundred building managers and owners filed a class action lawsuit in 2015.
City Manager Troy Schulte said Tuesday he will recommend to the City Council that the city appeal the ruling to the state supreme court.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com