Kansas Lawmaker Ordered to Pay The Star Thousands in Legal Fees for Dismissed Lawsuit

Kansas Senate Republican Leader Jim Denning was ordered Wednesday to pay nearly $39,000 in legal fees to The Kansas City Star after a judge dismissed his defamation lawsuit against the newspaper.

Denning sued The Star and former contributing columnist Steve Rose in January, claiming Rose falsely attributed statements to him in a column regarding his opposition to Medicaid expansion.

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