Missouri Court of Appeals upholds dismissal of Stretch’s streetcar lawsuit

  • The legal coast is clear, for now, for the streetcar.

Jeff “Stretch” Rumaner and Sue Ann Burke should have sued the Kansas City streetcar project sooner, an appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, issued a long-awaited ruling that upheld a Jackson County Circuit Court judge’s decision to jettison a lawsuit that sought to thwart the two-mile Main Street streetcar line.

The appellate court says Grinders owner Stretch and River Market businesswoman Burke couldn’t litigate against the streetcar because they didn’t sue before the election or within the 30 days following the certification of the election.

In short, Stretch and Burke didn’t call their lawyers in time.

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