Race-car driver Scott Tucker faces a lawsuit filed on April 6th alleging that he hid payday lending activities in several shadow companies that are controlled by American Indian tribes.
Class-status is pending for the lawsuit.
Attorney Noah Wood, of the Wood Law Firm, LLC, filed the suit against Tucker.
Jeffrey D. Morris, partner at Berkowitz Oliver Williams Shaw & Eisenbrandt, LLP, represents Tucker.
According to the Kansas City Business Journal: The suit, filed by Noah Wood of the Kansas City-based Wood Law Firm LLC, alleges Tucker avoided civil and criminal liability for charging excessive loan rates by setting up rental [...]
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Judge Crane denied those allegations Thursday in a Cole County court.
He allegedly coached a witness in a murder case against two men accused of murdering Kent Heitholt, the sports editor for the Columbia Daily Tribune.
The evidence against him comes from a former janitor who testified that Judge Crane, working with a county investigator, guided him on how to identify the two [...]
The University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law recently hosted more than 400 people at its Innocence Network Conference.
In attendance to celebrate were more than 100 exonerees. Attendees from around the world were present, with more than 60 organizations represented.
This annual event focuses on past successes and the future of working to exonerate the innocent.
Barry Scheck, co-founder of the national Innocence Project, headlined the event. Prof. Sean O’Brien, UMKC law professor and member of the Midwest Innocence Project, also addressed attendees.
The innocence Project was founded in 1992. Since then, the organization boasts more than [...]
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Kansas City’s Warden Grier LLP achieved a signature $1.2b settlement in 2010 on behalf of property insurers, paying out billions of dollars related to the destruction of the World Trade Centers on 9/11.
Those insurers joined wrongful death claimants in litigation against United Airlines and American Airlines alleging that those companies and their security companies should have kept terrorists off the airplanes.
Warden Grier, then Warden Triplett Grier PA, was a member of the plaintiffs’ executive committee created to manage World Trade Center suits in New York [...]
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Attorney Sherwin Epstein, of the Epstein Law Firm in Overland Park, Kansas represents Bank of America in its suit against the Kansas City City Council’s efforts to create a special taxing district to pay for a proposed downtown street car.
According to Epstein, business within the district will endure four real estate taxes on the same property every year. This, says Epstein, is not only unjust and unreasonable, but also confiscatory and illegal.
Bank of America, as trustee for a commercial parking lot on the northwest corner of 11th and Holmes, within the district, moved to dismiss the city’s petition [...]
Parents of boys enrolled in the military academy have filed suit in federal court alleging that the school encourages violence by older students.
Amongst reported acts against younger students are allegations of physical, mental, emotional, and sexual abuse, from violent beatings leaving children with permanent physical damage to photgraphic evidence of students bound and gagged.
The suit alleges to catalogue a “dangerous and disturbing culture at a boy’s military school which must [...]
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The event will take place tomorrow, Thursday, March 22nd from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm.
Interested law students are invited to RSVP to Emily Bennett at (816)421-4460 or email@example.com.
Seigfreid Bingham will host the event at their downtown office at 911 Main Street, Suite 2800, Kansas City, MO 64105.
Business casual attire is required. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be provided.
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Moore Financial Management is based in Lenexa, Kansas.
According to the Missouri Secretary of State’s office, Moore raised more than $1.4m from at least 30 people, 22 of whom reside in Missouri.
Moore provided these investors with promissory notes, alleging that their money would purchase advertising or fund company take overs. $900,000 in promissory notes remain outstanding.
Little did Moore’s investors [...]
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Kansas City’s Nicholas Spaeth, age 62, received good news today for his suit alleging age discrimination against Georgetown University Law Center.
Last July, Spaeth brought a federal suit against six law schools alleging that those school violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act by not offering him a tenure-track teaching job upon his application for employment.
A federal judge split up that lawsuit, sending four of those claims to the home districts of those respective schools.
Yesterday, Georgetown’s efforts to have Spaeth lawsuit dismissed failed.
According to U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle’s opinion, “It… remains plausible that Georgetown could [...]
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DocX, a home foreclosure servicer based out of Alpharetta, Georgia, has been indicted by a Boone County jury on 136 counts. The indictments allege Docx made false declarations on mortgage documents and is guilty of forgery.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster preliminarily agreed to support a $140m settlement, $100m of which would be used to support Missouri homeowners.
According to Koster, the Grand Jury indictment indicates that mass-produced fraudulent signatures on notarized real estate documents–”robo-signing”–is forgery.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon plans to use the remaining $40m from the [...]