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Kan. court revives suit filed by ex-House speaker

Published on -9/6/2013, 4:50 PM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas Court of Appeals has reinstated a 2010 lawsuit over a state budget-balancing move filed by then-House speaker Mike O'Neal as a private attorney for businesses, insurance funds and trade groups.

Friday's ruling by a three-judge panel sent the case back to Shawnee County District Court for a trial.

The lawsuit alleged that the Legislature exceed limits in the state constitution in diverting regulatory fee revenues to general government programs in 2009.

The lower court said the complaining parties didn't have legal standing to sue. The appeals court disagreed.

The lawsuit received an unusual amount of attention at the time because of O'Neal's involvement. Democrats filed a complaint against the Hutchinson Republican, but a House investigating committee dismissed it.

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