A St. Louis County judge on Tuesday overturned state orders that had temporarily forced Waddell & Reed to close its 17 offices in Missouri, according to the Kansas City Star.

Judge Patrick Clifford in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County blocked an order that suspended the company's ability to do securities business in the state for two weeks. The suspension began Monday after Missouri Securities Commissioner David Cosgrove took action against the company Friday on the grounds that it had engaged in "dishonest and unethical practices."

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