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Archive for April, 2017

Gymboree May File for Bankruptcy

April 27th, 2017

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Gymboree Corp., a children’s clothing retailer, may file bankruptcy as early as June 1, 2017 as it faces interest payments on its debt.

If you are in financial trouble and need some help, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns $2.7 Million against Goodyear Tire

April 26th, 2017

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently overturned a $2.7 million discovery sanction against Goodyear Tire and their attorneys for hiding tests on certain tires. The Supreme Court stated that the discovery sanction can only be up to the amount of damages incurred by the discovery misconduct.  Ultimately, the court reduced the damages to $700,000.

If you have been sued and need assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

No Warrants to Search the Internet

April 24th, 2017

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Missouri courts have ruled that there is no reasonable expectation of privacy when you make things public by posting them online.  Since you do not have an expectation of privacy on the internet, a warrant is not needed to search the items you posted on the internet, including software that looks for child photography and IP addresses that accessed the pornography.

If you have been charged with a crime and need legal assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Don’t Remake Breaking Bad

April 21st, 2017

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A Missouri defendant was recently found guilty of possessing methamphetamine when he was found at a mobile home used to make meth, he was found near the location where the meth was being packaged, and he possessed other drugs.

If you have been charged with a crime and need to speak to an attorney, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Experian is Fined $3 Million

April 20th, 2017

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The credit bureau Experian was recently fined $3 million by the CFPB to settle claims that Experian sold credit scores.

If you are in debt trouble and need assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

Jackson County Jury Awards $500,000 Against Debt Collector

April 17th, 2017

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A woman from Jackson County has sued CACH, LLC for suing her for a debt that she did not have.  After winning her jury trial, the jury awarded her $500,000 in damages.

If you are being hounded by debt collectors, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Payless Shoes Might File for Bankruptcy

April 14th, 2017

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Payless, Inc., a discount shoe store, has been said to be preparing to file bankruptcy.

If the store files for bankruptcy, it will be another retailer that has filed for bankruptcy in the last few months.

If you are thinking of filing for bankruptcy, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.

Standing your Ground

April 13th, 2017

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The Missouri Castle Doctrine allows a person to use deadly force to protect themselves or another person from immediate danger of death or serious bodily harm.  The Castle Doctrine extends to a person’s home as well as their vehicle.

If you believe you have a claim of self-defense, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Change in Credit Reporting

April 12th, 2017

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Beginning July 1, 2017, the three (3) credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian, and Transunion, will stop collecting and reporting civil judgments and tax lien information on consumer credit reports.  This shift in policy could result in many credit scores being drastically increased.

If you are in debt and need some assistance, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Former Attorneys Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud

April 7th, 2017

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A former attorney has pled guilty to bankruptcy fraud for hiding his assets from his bankruptcy estate.  When filing for bankruptcy, it is important to inform the court of all of your assets, no matter what they are or how small or insignificant.

If you would like to file for bankruptcy, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.