Law: Two-Way Job

In 1932 a moribund Kansas City real-estate firm called McCoy Land Co. sued as a taxpayer to prevent sale of bonds for a new Jackson County courthouse site on Oak Street. President of McCoy Land Co. was Lawyer William C. Scarritt of the prominent firm of Scarritt, Jones & North. Although a lower court ruled the McCoy suit had no merit, Lawyer Scarritt threatened an appeal to the Missouri Supreme Court. Fearing further delay would cause the selection of another courthouse site, property owners of the proposed site on Oak Street hired Lawyer...

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