That share could be worth anywhere from $2m up to $12m.
The trial is set to take place for a week starting June 11th.
According to the Kansas City Business Journal: Andersen sued Cecil Van Tuyl in 2011, claiming that Van Tuyl cut his longtime business partner out of their arranged partnership structure for VA West soon after the company bought [...]
Tags: B.B. Andersen, Caymus Real Estate LLC, Cecil Van Tuyl, Country Club Plaza, Greg Wolf, Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Charles Atwell, Polsinelli Shughart PC, SNR Denton, VA West Properties, West Edge
Jackson County Circuit Judge Charles Atwell approved the proposal finding no legal defect or illegality.
While some business owners within the district fear that the tax will be an undue burden, Judge Atwell ruled otherwise.
The City has argued that because the district will be most benefited by the streetcar, it should bear the burden.
According to the Kansas City Star: The new taxes still must be [...]
U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil approved a settlement as part of a nationwide class-action lawsuit against Costco Wholesale Corp. yesterday for allegedly perpetrating a nation wide “hot fuel” scam.
Attorney Robert Horn of Kansas City’s Horn Aylward & Bandy, along with attorney Thomas Girardi of Girardi and Keese in Los Angeles, represent the plaintiffs. Attorney Tom Bender of Kansas City’s Walters Bender Strohbehn & Vaughan PC serves as liaison counsel.
As part of the settlement, Costco has agreed to convert gas pumps that will compensate for [...]
Tags: BP Products North America Inc., Casey’s General Stores Inc., class action, ConocoPhillips Co., Costco hot fuel, Costco hot fuel class-action, Costco Wholesale Corp., Horn Aylward & Bandy, kansas city attorney, Robert Horn, Sam’s Club, Shell Oil Products US, Thomas Girardi of Girardi and Keese in Los Angeles, Tom Bender, U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil, Valero Marketing and Supply Co., Wal-Mart, Walters Bender Strohbehn & Vaughan PC
As Legal Sonar previously reported, Missouri’s Second Injury Fund has arrived at the precipice of insolvency, unable to serve its purpose: funding victims with pre-existing health conditions whose workplace injuries preclude them from continuing their jobs.
According to Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, the caretaker of the Fund, the Fund is running out of cash.
Koster quit paying awards a year ago. Now, 169 permanently disabled Missouri workers are owed more than $11.8m in first-time payments.
Such delinquent payments are subject to [...]
Tags: Boyd & Kenter PC, HB 1403, John Boyd, kansas city plaintiffs attorney, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt, Missouri House, Missouri's Second Injury Fund, U.S. District Court Judge Nanette Laughrey
The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) has been ordered by Jackson County Judge Ann Mesle to turn over records to attorneys representing Bishop Robert Finn and the Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese.
Judge Mesle ruled that Bishop Finn’s defense was entitled to decades of SNAP’s information on repressed memory of those abused by priests. The information would be limited to broad categories related only to abuse of priests in the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese.
Defense lawyers requested the documents to discover whether SNAP was coaching plaintiffs to state that they repressed their memories of abuse for several [...]
Tags: Bishop Robert Finn, Brian Madden, civil sexual abuse, Donelon, Donelon PC, Jackson County Judge Ann Mesle, kansas city attorney, Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese, Missouri Supreme Court, Priest sexual abuse, Randles Mata & Brown, Rebecca Randles, Rev. Michael Tierney, SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, Wagstaff & Cartmell
Attorney Mark Bredemeier, principal of the The Law Offices of Mark Bredemeier in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, represented Atcheson.
Hammett filed the lawsuit in 2011 relating to a development project in Bolivar, Missouri that had been stalled. He argued that Atcheson used funds from the Simon Square development project for political contributions and overpayments to construction companies that he owed.
Tags: Bolivar Missouri, Developer Michael Atcheson, kansas city attorney, Lee's Summit attorney, Major Hammett II, Mark Bredemeier, overland park attorney, RCW Law Firm LC, Simon Square development project, The Law Offices of Mark Bredemeier, Troy Renkemeyer
Yesterday, Scott Lofquist of Lifetime Wellness pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute approximately 1.3m units of steroids through the store from 2008 until 2010.
Lofquist and a co-manager sold steroids and other non-controlled substances, such as human growth hormone.
The U.S. Attorney’s office has estimated that the retail value of the steroids was approximately $1.3m.
According to the Kansas City Business Journal: Rodney Baltazar of Elkton, Md., is scheduled to plead [...]
Missouri has joined a lawsuit against Apple Inc. alleging that that company and three book publishers, Penguin Group, Macmillan, and Simon & Schuster, also defendants in the suit, have conspired to raise the price of electronic books (ebooks).
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has joined the suit with 14 other states and Puerto Rico.
The suit aims to recover money for those consumers who were allegedly overcharged.
Koster alleges that buyers paid $100m more after Apple entered the ebook market than otherwise would have been the [...]
Jennifer Wilson pleaded guilty in federal court in Kansas City yesterday to seeking to obtain fraudulent tax refunds for herself and for others.
So far, five people in the Kansas City area and eleven others nationwide have been indicted for the scheme.
The scheme spread nationwide through the internet and at meetings in homes and hotels, according to federal prosecutors.
According to the Kansas City Business Journal: [...]
In addition to placing tighter restrictions on overdraft fees, UMB paid $7.8m to settle to suit.
While UMB continues to deny the allegations of gouging, it claims to have settled in order to avoid further distraction and expense.
The Allen v. UMB Bank $7.8m settlement was reached under Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Charles Atwell.
The class was represented by Patrick Stueve and Barrett Vahle of Kansas [...]
Tags: Allen v. UMB Bank, Barrett Vahle, Don Downing, Gray, Hassan Zavareei, Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Charles Atwell, Jason Sapp, Jeffrey Kaliel, John Aisenbrey and George Verschelden, Patrick Stueve, Ritter & Graham, Robert Ritter, Stinson Morrison Hecker, Stueve Siegel Hanson, Tycko & Zavareei, UMB Bank