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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 Nov. 26, 2014)(unpublished), reversing an Atchison County making a false writing conviction.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…
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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/
  • Jun 27

    Kansas Governmental Agencies Tackle Elder Abuse / Overland Park, KS

    Kansas Governmental Agencies Tackle Elder Abuse / Overland Park, KS
    We all know someone who has gotten older ... and more vulnerable. They cannot, see, hear and process information like they did in their prime. Given enough birthdays, we all may experience what that is like.
  • Jun 26

    Warning: Caring Grandparents Targeted by Scammers!

    Warning: Caring Grandparents Targeted by Scammers!
    Question: Have you received those emails supposedly from friends or family members stranded overseas who need funds wired ASAP? The first one I opened caught my attention, because I recognized the name of the person in distress.
  • Jun 25

    "Life Estate" Planning for Your Home / Overland Park, KS

    "Life Estate" Planning for Your Home / Overland Park, KS
    An old estate planning tool is being rediscovered and deployed by estate planning and elder law attorneys. In fact, more folks seem to be using this tool to protect their family homes future creditors, maybe even Medicaid estate recovery, as…
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Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 17

    What Is the Oklahoma Annual Gift Tax Exclusion?

    What Is the Oklahoma Annual Gift Tax Exclusion?
    What Is the Oklahoma Annual Gift Tax Exclusion? from Larry Parman This exclusion extends to the purchase of health insurance for the benefit of gift recipients In some instances, it could also apply to the purchase of long-term care…
  • Jun 10

    Questions About Oklahoma Powers of Attorney: Options, Customizations and Limitation

    Questions About Oklahoma Powers of Attorney: Options, Customizations and Limitation
    Questions About Oklahoma Powers of Attorney: Options, Customizations and Limitations from Larry Parman Having a power of attorney in place is something that should be high on your estate planning list of priorities. Learn more about…
  • Jun 3

    Questions About Oklahoma Powers of Attorney: Essential Concepts and Misunderstanding

    Questions About Oklahoma Powers of Attorney: Essential Concepts and Misunderstanding
    Questions About Oklahoma Powers of Attorney: Essential Concepts and Misunderstandings from Larry Parman Everyone creating a power of attorney must make a document that not only complies with the legal requirements, but one that also meets…
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Kansas City Whistleblower Lawyer…

Kansas City Whistleblower Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.kansascitywhistleblowerlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 8

    Senator Grassley to Go After Medicare Advantage Overbilling

    Senator Grassley to Go After Medicare Advantage Overbilling
    Medicare Advantage insurance coverage has long relied on a subjective standard when assessing the condition of patients for billing purposes. To be sure, under Medicare Advantage, a program enacted by Congress in 2003, insurance providers…
  • 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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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: 4562

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…
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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 →
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