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Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

Forum for discussion about issues and appellate decisions of interest to Kansas defenders.

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 26

    Cannot dilute jury nullification

    Cannot dilute jury nullification
    Lydia Krebs and Samuel Schirer won in State v. Smith-Parker, No. 105,918 (Kan. Dec. 24, 2014), obtaining a new trial in a Wyandotte County first-degree murder prosecution.  The case actually involves two different incidents that were…
  • Dec 21

    Counterfeit bills are not written in your own name

    Counterfeit bills are not written in your own name
    Washburn student intern Ashley Green and I won in State v. Greathouse, No. 110,344 (Kan. App. Nov. 26, 2014)(unpublished), reversing an Atchison County making a false writing conviction.  The state alleged that Mr. Greathouse attempted…
  • Dec 14

    Proof of prior violates Descamp

    Proof of prior violates Descamp
    Patrick H. Dunn won in State v. Martinez, No. 110,186 (Kan. App. Nov. 21, 2014), obtaining a new sentencing hearing in a Sedgwick County failure to register prosecution.  The issue had to do with how to classify violations of Wichita…
Rank this Week: 371

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, asset protection, charitable giving, and business law. By Kyle E. Krull.

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
  • May 28

    Reconsidering the Venerable QPRT?

    Reconsidering the Venerable QPRT?
    If your estate is presently below $5.43 million as a single person or is presently below $10.86 million as a married couple, then this blog post may not be of interest to you.
  • May 27

    Dates to Remember (When it Comes to Updating Your Estate Plan)

    Dates to Remember (When it Comes to Updating Your Estate Plan)
    Unlike that Kalbsleberwurst in your fridge, your estate plan does not have a "best if used by" date. That noted, however, it is prudent to take out the pile of paper and see if it needs to be "freshened up" a bit from time…
  • May 26

    What? Estate Planning for Me? But I'm not Rich.

    What? Estate Planning for Me? But I'm not Rich.
    Whoa, there. If you think estate planning is just for the rich and famous, then I apologize on behalf of my estate planning attorney brothers and sisters for failing to properly educate the American public on this basic fact of life (and…
Rank this Week: 912

Kansas Bankruptcy Information

Kansas Bankruptcy Information

Covers Chapter 7 and 13 bankrupcies, foreclosures, and bankruptcy trustees. By Mark Neis and Jill Michaux.

http://bankruptcykansas.info/
  • May 27

    tax transcript

    tax transcript
    UPDATE: 5/27/2015. IRS has closed this service due to theft of 104,000 accounts. The IRS has issued a IRS statement about this breach of security. The IRS announced a new service today that allows direct download of at transcripts called Get…
  • May 24

    Means Test Numbers Adjusted

    Means Test Numbers Adjusted
    The formula that is used to measure income for bankruptcy purposes changed again. The numbers were adjusted May 1 and May 15, 2015. Most Kansans fared better on the means test after the new numbers went into effect. In theory, the means…
  • Oct 16

    New Means Test Numbers November 1, 2014

    New Means Test Numbers November 1, 2014
    New means test numbers go into effect for bankruptcy cases filed on or after November 1, 2014. Median income numbers go up for households of one, two and four persons. Oddly, the number goes down for households of three. For…
Rank this Week: 1048

Kansas City Whistleblower Lawyer…

Kansas City Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

Covers the False Claims Act and whistleblower protection.By Brady & Associates.

http://www.kansascitywhistleblowerlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 2

    SEC Steps In To Protect Whistleblowers From Retaliation

    SEC Steps In To Protect Whistleblowers From Retaliation
    A common worry among those who may be considering coming forward with reports of fraudulent or illegal actions of their employers is what will happen as a result. Whistleblowers understandably are concerned that they will be retaliated…
  • Aug 28

    Lobbyists Seek To Change False Claims Act

    Lobbyists Seek To Change False Claims Act
    Iowa Senator Charles Grassley is at it again, this time coming out swinging in a full-throated defense of the False Claims Act (FCA). The Iowa Republican says that recent attempts by corporate lobbyists to alter the measure represent a…
  • Aug 7

    Whistleblower Claims Increase In 2014

    Whistleblower Claims Increase In 2014
    New data released by a prominent anti-fraud group in Washington, Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, revealed that payments by companies accused of violating the False Claims Act rose in fiscal year 2014, hitting a record $5 billion. The…
Rank this Week: 1457

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • May 28

    Estate Planning for Seniors in Oklahoma: Specific Issue

    Estate Planning for Seniors in Oklahoma: Specific Issue
    Estate Planning for Seniors in Oklahoma: Specific Issues from Larry Parman Incapacity plans are collections of tools you develop before losing capacity that will appoint representatives who will make choices for you. Learn more about…
  • May 27

    Oklahoma Medicaid Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?

    Oklahoma Medicaid Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?
    Oklahoma Medicaid Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep? from Larry Parman Most senior citizens will eventually need help with their day-to-day needs Long-term care is extremely expensive, and Medicare will not assist with these…
  • May 19

    Test Form

    Test Form
    Submit your name and email address in the box below to get access to this very important FREE REPORT!
Rank this Week: 2948

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Covers criminal defense topics, including DUI, checkpoints, and traffic tickets.

http://www.gigstadlaw.com/Criminal-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • May 12

    Attorney Robert Gigstad Attends CLE Seminar on Breathalyzer Procedure

    Attorney Robert Gigstad Attends CLE Seminar on Breathalyzer Procedure
    On May 8, Founding Attorney Robert Gigstad attended a CLE (continuing legal education) seminar on the newest breathalyzer equipment and procedures being used in Missouri. The seminar, "Science of Breath Testing in Missouri & Kansas:…
  • Apr 2

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 4/3/15 - 4/5/15

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 4/3/15 - 4/5/15
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 4/3/15 - 4/5/15 The nice weather is back, and that means DUI checkpoints are going to be starting up in full swing again. Here's what we know so far: 1. The City of Olathe Police Department has…
  • Feb 26

    Information on the "Fair DUI Flyer" that you might have seen in the news lately from Florida.

    Information on the "Fair DUI Flyer" that you might have seen in the news lately from Florida.
    Information on the "Fair DUI Flyer" that you might have seen in the news lately from Florida. Recently, I've received a lot of questions from client, friends, etc. over the Youtube video that has been circulating the internet that shows…
Rank this Week: 3073

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Friends of JCDS Volunteer Day

    Friends of JCDS Volunteer Day
    Friends of JCDS Volunteer Day On Friday we volunteered through the Johnson County Bar Association to help the Friends of JCDS at one of the homes selected to be on their upcoming Homes Tour. It was a beautiful day to be outside doing some…
  • Apr 9

    April 1, 2015 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer

    April 1, 2015 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer
    April 1, 2015 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filers The Means Test looks at your Median Income to determine for which Chapter of Bankruptcy you qualify: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of April 1, 2015 the Median Income…
  • Jan 23

    Can I Use My Tax Refund to File Bankruptcy?

    Can I Use My Tax Refund to File Bankruptcy?
    A New Year is a time to look at the next 12 months with hope and possibility, let our bankruptcy attorneys assist you and have a Happy New Year in 2015.  Every day we see debtors and their households struggling with debt.  The debt…
Rank this Week: 3911

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Kansas City Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers overtime, minimum wage and the Fair Labor Standards Act, By Brady & Associates

http://www.kansascityemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Workers' Compensation Retaliation - Templemire v. W&M Welding, Inc.

    Workers' Compensation Retaliation - Templemire v. W&M Welding, Inc.
    The workers' compensation system is meant to provide financial assistance for injured workers without the possibility of employer retaliation. Specifically, workers who are injured at work have the right to file a claim for compensation…
  • Feb 26

    Proposed Change May Send More Workers Home with Overtime Pay

    Proposed Change May Send More Workers Home with Overtime Pay
    Millions of previously exempt workers may soon be eligible to receive overtime pay under a plan proposed by the Obama administration, according to a report in CNN Money. The White House is set to announce the proposal in the coming months of…
  • Nov 17

    Playing with "Waffle House" Money Owed to Tipped Employee

    Playing with "Waffle House" Money Owed to Tipped Employee
    So you are (or were, within the last two years) a server at a Waffle House. Waffle House, or one its franchisees, pays you about $3.00 an hour. You also receive tips. Your boss tells you to report when your wages plus tips, taken together,…
Rank this Week: 3821

Kansas City Vehicle Accident Blog

Kansas City Vehicle Accident Blog

Covers cases, studies, research and other content on truck, car and other vehicle accidents in the Kansas City area. By the Flick Law Firm.

http://www.flicklawfirm.com/blog
  • Dec 9

    $375,000 Recovery When the Driver Had Only $25,000 of Insurance. How Did We Do It?

    $375,000 Recovery When the Driver Had Only $25,000 of Insurance. How Did We Do It?
    We were hired to represent a young man seriously injured in a bicycle accident. The crash happened at an intersection. As our client was in the intersection, a car turned left in front of him, violated his right-of-way and caused the crash.…
  • Nov 10

    Study Reveals Drivers in Kansas City Area As Among The Safest in the Country

    Study Reveals Drivers in Kansas City Area As Among The Safest in the Country
    Car and other traffic accidents have are one of the major causes of injuries and fatalities in the United States – including in Kansas City. However, according to the 2014 Best Drivers Report of Allstate Insurance Company, drivers in…
  • Sep 24

    Kansas City Mother Sues Bar and Driver over Son’s Wrongful Death

    Kansas City Mother Sues Bar and Driver over Son’s Wrongful Death
    Impaired driving is a concern throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area and the rest of Kansas. Many intoxicated drivers believe think are still able to drive their vehicle without a problem. When drunk drivers are on the road, their…
Rank this Week: 2820

Kansas Divorce Blawg

Kansas Divorce Blawg

Covers divorce, custody, child support and family law issues in Kansas. By the Law Offices of Kenneth M. McRae, L.L.C.

http://kansasdivorceblog.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 5

    Should You Tell Your Ex You Got a Raise?

    Should You Tell Your Ex You Got a Raise?
    For some time there has been a weakness in the Kansas Child Support system. Child support is calculated on the …Continue reading →
  • Nov 5

    Should You Tell Your Ex You Got a Raise?

    Should You Tell Your Ex You Got a Raise?
    For some time there has been a weakness in the Kansas Child Support system. Child support is calculated on the …Continue reading →
  • Mar 6

    How Do I Choose a Divorce Lawyer?

    How Do I Choose a Divorce Lawyer?
    Often when someone is thinking about the possibility of a divorce, the first basic question they have is “How do …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4351

Kansas City Car Accident Lawyer…

Kansas City Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C.

http://www.kansascitycaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Wrong way crashes commonly cause catastrophic injuries, fatalitie

    Wrong way crashes commonly cause catastrophic injuries, fatalitie
    According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), there are approximately 260 wrong way accidents in the U.S. each year, which cause an average 360 fatalities. As Kansas City car accident lawyers, we know that crashes caused by…
  • Sep 8

    Avoiding Kansas City car accidents: 5 basic tips to help you arrive alive

    Avoiding Kansas City car accidents: 5 basic tips to help you arrive alive
    Our Kansas City personal injury lawyers know that it's always a good time for a refresher on roadway safety. In this post, we discuss five basic driving tips to help Missouri motorists reduce their car accident risks. 1. Stay focused. It's…
  • Jun 6

    Avoiding Kansas City car accidents caused by aggressive driver

    Avoiding Kansas City car accidents caused by aggressive driver
    According to the Missouri Driving Guide, an aggressive driver is "an individual [who] commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property." Aggressive drivers significantly increase car accident risks…
Rank this Week: 4178