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Archive for July, 2014

Fighting Summary Judgment

July 31st, 2014

If you have been sued and are facing a motion for summary judgment, do not fear. You can beat the motion for summary judgment by showing that there is a genuine issue between you and the person suing you. If you have been sued and are needing assistance, feel free to call us at 816-524-4949.

Be Careful when Dealing with Legal Aid

July 30th, 2014


The Missouri Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against a Florida company for misleading Missouri consumers by claiming it was affiliated with legal aid offices. This company was called The Legal Aid Society. If you have given any money to this company or a company like it, give us a call at 816-524-4949 or check out our website at

Child Support and Adoption Subsidies

July 29th, 2014


In February 2014, a Johnson County Kansas court has ruled that money received from an adoption subsidy cannot be considered when determining how much the party should pay or receive for child support. The court said that adoption subsidies are income to the child and not to the adoptive parent. If you are facing a child support case or thinking about adoption, call our office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at

When Discovery Can Start

July 28th, 2014

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Missouri has said that discovery on a defendant cannot be served until the defendant either enters their appearance or receives service of process. If discovery is served before that time, then no response is required. To learn more, check out this case: Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District- WD79587.

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IRS gives bonuses to their employees who didn’t pay their taxes

July 24th, 2014

In April of 2014, the IRS announced that it gave out almost $1.1 million in cash bonuses over a two year period to their employees who did not pay or underreported their taxes. In addition, the IRS gave out $2.8 million in bonuses to 2,800 employees who were involved in disciplinary actions. On top of the cash awards, the disciplined employees received 27,000 hours of extra paid time off. When learning of their mistake, the IRS was going to cancel the awards but has since changed their mind and has agreed to let them stand.

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No Guns for Criminals

July 23rd, 2014


Missouri has said that a person can be disqualified from obtaining a concealed carry permit for anyone who has been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor involving weapons. So be good out there if you want to obtain or keep your concealed carry permit.

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Don’t Shoot Those Cars

July 22nd, 2014


A Missouri Court of Appeals case has said that shooting at a motor vehicle is against the law. But you should already know this. If you’re interested in finding out why Deandre shot at a car, check out this case: State of Missouri vs. Deandre J. Key. Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District- WD75596.

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Don’t Do Drugs…And Admit It

July 21st, 2014


pillsMissouri can charge you with driving while intoxicated if you are driving erratically, have slurred speech, and admit to have taken drugs. These three things give an officer probable cause to write you up a ticket for driving while intoxicated. If you have a DUI pending, contact our office at 816-524-4949.
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Changing Venue (Courts)

July 17th, 2014


Once you are served with a summons, you have sixty days to file a motion to change venue in Missouri if you want to change where the court is held. If you have been sued, you can contact our office at 816-524-4949 or check out our website at

Sex Offenders in Public Parks

July 16th, 2014


Missouri has held that the state can have a law prohibiting sex offenders from loitering in a public park. Because it is a criminal law, it cannot be found unconstitutional under the Missouri constitution. If you have been charged with a crime, contact us at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at