The Missouri Western District Court of Appeals today affirmed a trial court order permanently enjoining the performance of a lease of nearly 1,000 acres of farmland in Bates County, Missouri. The trial court had found that the successor trustees of the Millard Cook trust had acted arbitrarily and for an improper purpose when they leased the farmland to Bill and Sharon McElwain. The Western District affirmed that decision.

Collins & Jones represented Mike Cook and Gary Cook, two of the beneficiaries of the trust.  Firm shareholder Josh Jones represented the Cooks both at trial and on appeal.

Winter Storm Uri Settlement between Regulated Utilities and Natural Gas Marketing Companies Approved by Missouri PSC and the Kansas Corporation Commission

On May 25, 2022 the Missouri Public Service Commission approved a unanimous stipulation and agreement which settled a dispute between natural gas companies.  In February of 2021 Winter Storm Uri caused massive supply disruption throughout the Midwest.  In some cases,...

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