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Dave White Elected to Third Term on Overland Park City Council


The firm congratulates Dave White on his election to a third full term on the Overland Park, KS City Council.  Dave has been appointed to serve as the Vice Chair …
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Kyle Roehler Speaks at Bad Faith ExecuSummit


On May 5-6, 2015, Kyle Roehler spoke at the Bad Faith Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit held at the Mohegan Sun Casino Resort & Conference Center in Uncasville, Connecticut.  Kyle was part …
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Religious Discrimination–New U.S. Supreme Court Decision


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. On June 1, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that an employer’s refusal to hire a prospective employee cannot be motivated …
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The Benefits and Enforceability of Evergreen Contracts


ABC Corporation is in the business of producing widgets. In order to manufacture those widgets, ABC needs a regular supply of steel. So ABC enters into a contract with XYZ …
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Post-Judgment Interest–Express Award Required


Judgments accrue interest after entry. R.S.Mo. §408.040.1.  Normally, post-judgment interest runs on all amounts due under a judgment, including pre-judgment interest and costs.  Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church v. St. …
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Firm Successfully Obtains Dismissal of Lawsuit Seeking to Enforce $82 Million Judgement Against Insurer in Pollution Case


Recently, Foland, Wickens attorneys Clay Crawford and Abbey Gentle received a favorable Order in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri granting judgment on the pleadings …
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Missouri Bad Faith


Re:  Scottsdale Insurance Company, et al. v. Addison Insurance Company, et al. On December 9, 2014, the Missouri Supreme Court handed down its en banc opinion in the case of Scottsdale …
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FOX 4 News Interviews Patricia Mullins


Peezy Mullins is interviewed by FOX 4 News regarding her expertise on a health care law issue.  To see the interview, follow this link: http://fox4kc.com/2014/10/28/parents-locked-in-custody-battle-after-doctor-at-childrens-mercy-hospital-suspects-abuse/

Employment Law Update: United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., Case No. 12-1408, Supreme Court Holds Severance Payments Taxable as Wages Under FICA


On March 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in the Quality Stores case, finding severance payments are subject to FICA taxes. Quality Stores (and its affiliates) …
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Employer Best Practices to Limit Liability and Exposure


Consistency is key.  Employers should implement uniform and consistent policies and practices.  When considering whether or not to discipline an employee, the employer should be mindful of its written policies …
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