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Saturday, April 19, 2014 4:01 PM
Missouri County Ordered to Present Civil Detainees Before Court within 27 Hours; $75,000 Damages Settlement

A Missouri federal district court has entered a consent decree in a class-action lawsuit that prohibits county officials from holding people detained for more than 27 hours, excluding weekends and holidays, on a civil body attachment or other civil process related to child support unless they have seen a judge within that time period. The lead plaintiff received $75,000 to settle hi . . .

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