The Kansas City area was saddened by news that former U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Moore is in the early stages of the tragic disease.
The former congressman represented the Johnson County, Kansas area.
According to the Kansas City Star: “It is not an easy thing to hear,” he said in an interview with The Kansas City Star. “But this is the hand I have been dealt, and (wife) Stephene and I are [...]
Candace R. Jackson has been added as an associate to Husch Blackwell’s Securities & Corporate Governance group in its Kansas City office.
Jackson received her J.D. from Emory University School of Law.
She joins Husch Blackwell after serving as a Senior Attorney for Primerica, Inc, a financial services firm. At Primerica, Jackson advised the Board of Directors relating to both the Dodd-Frank Act and other corporate governance issues. She reviewed the firm’s SEC filings and managed their insider trading compliance program.
Congratulate and welcome Ms. [...]
The elevator pitch is all about sparking a relationship. Attorneys need to capture a client’s attention in a matter of seconds to build long lasting trust and business. Forget about memorizing a 30 second tell-all. Situations change- so should your elevator pitch. This post from Kohn Communications will shed some light on this elevator pitch best practice.
by Larry Kohn
There are a remarkable number of misconceptions about what an elevator speech really [...]
Accused of attempting to bring a fake bomb through a KCI checkpoint on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Anthony Falco, Jr., 47, of Pennsylvania, has been deemed mentally incapable to stand trial.
U.S. District Judge Gary Fenner of Missouri’s Westerns U.S. District Court ordered Falco hospitalized for four months to review his competency to stand trial.
According to The Republic: A psychiatric examination late last year [...]
The Missouri Supreme Court, with all judges concurring, issued a ruling today requiring the Missouri senate to start over its process to redistrict.
Missouri’s U.S. Congressional districts must be reviewed by a judge to examine if they are “as compact as may be”, which is required by the state constitution. The Congressional redistricting cases were consolidated for the Supreme [...]
Lathrop & Gage earned a victory this week for client Elementis in ongoing hazardous waste litigation aimed at the Prime Tanning Corp. tannery in St. Joseph when U.S. District Judge Gary Fenner dismissed Elementis from the suit.
Elementis provided chemicals to the St. Joseph plant.
The suit is pending class certification.
According to the Kansas City Business Journal: In a 44-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Fenner said Elementis did not take on a duty to provide oversight and training for certain industrial processes when it became involved [...]
A Kansas City sex abuse suit facing a former Rev. Michael Tierney has now embroiled the leader of a victim’s rights organization in the legal battle. Here’s our original post on this.
The Washington Post reports:
David Clohessy, who directs the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), a leading victims’ advocacy group refused to answer some questions or turn over documents in a deposition held Monday (Jan. 2) in a [...]
John Picerno, the Kansas City attorney representing Baby Lisa’s parents, Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley, made a statement on Tuesday that investigators had several leads, one of which was very promising. He would not reveal any further details.
The KCPD had no comment.
From the International Business Times: Missing Baby Lisa Irwin: Attorney Claims Breakthrough, Police Keep Mum
From KCTV5: 3 months later: New [...]
KCPD Touts Cooperative Effort To Fight Kansas City Violent Crime With Help From Jackson County Neighborhood Prosecution Teams
KCPD Chief Darryl Forté explains the involvement of Jackson County Neighborhood Prosecution Teams in assisting his “Hotspot” program aimed at curbing local violent crime. Chief Forté even offers a great deal of description regarding his effort from Jackson County:
Two prosecution teams are in place now – one in the area of 27th and Prospect and one along Independence Avenue. The Neighborhood Prosecution Teams have gone door to door in the areas they’re serving passing out fliers about what they’re doing and making contacts. They’re also visiting businesses, neighborhood associations and business associations. They’re [...]
Blue Springs attorney Ken Garten explains a dissolution of marriage law, which requires the child support obligation of a parent paying support to continue until age 21, if a child attends college immediately after high school. Garten notes that divorce lawyers can often prove instrumental in developing a settlement in these situations.
From the Examiner: Garten: Lawyers often settle disputes over college-aged kids’ support