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Medical Malpractice Affidavits

September 6th, 2017

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In order to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Missouri, the plaintiff must file an affidavit giving notice that the plaintiff’s expert supports the claims made in the lawsuit.

If you have been injured and need assistance, feel free to contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at

Bank of America Pays $6 Million for a Wrongful Eviction

August 31st, 2017

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Bank of America was recently ordered to pay $6 million to a California couple who was harassed and illegally lost their home to Bank of America.

If you believe you lost your home to a wrongful foreclosure, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at

Homeless Cats

August 28th, 2017


Your local cat lady may actually not be as crazy as you think. In 2011, Jan Van Dusen beat the IRS in a case over whether she could claim a deduction for providing foster care for stray and feral cats. She was a volunteer for an approved charity called Fix Our Ferals and she spent significant amounts caring for the cats in her home.

Critical to her victory was that she performed the services in conjunction with the charity and she performed volunteer work for the charity.

The case was heralded as a victory for animal rescuers, but ultimately Van Dusen was a loser as the City of Oakland raided her home and found many of her 100 cats to be suffering from disease and parasite infestation. She was then charged and convicted for animal cruelty, so perhaps your first instinct about crazy cat ladies was correct after all.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime or having tax issues, give us a call at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at

It’s to Help Schools

August 24th, 2017


A California man tried to deduct lottery ticket purchases as donations to the California School system. The claim was that since the proceeds of lottery tickets are supposed to go to the schools, that the tickets could be deducted as a charitable contribution. The problem is that the IRS specifically states that the cost of raffle, bingo, or lottery tickets are not deductible. Just a friendly reminder, if you win the lottery the proceeds are taxable so be sure to find yourself a tax attorney if you win the powerball.

If you or some one you know is having some tax issues, give our office a call at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at

Repossessing Your Dog

August 2nd, 2017


Missouri courts will not honor contracts with pet adoption shelters that transfer ownership of a pet to you but then cite specific conditions which would cause the animal shelter to take the pet back.  Once the pet has been transferred to you and is yours to own, the animal shelter may not repossess the pet.

If you are facing a contract dispute and would like to speak with an attorney, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at

Cannot Appeal a Motion for Summary Judgment

July 31st, 2017

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Missouri courts have stated that a court’s decision regarding a motion for summary judgment, whether it is denied or approved, is not appealable.  Since they are not appealable, it is important to respond to a motion for summary judgment as best as possible in order to protect yourself.

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

Cisco Systems Announces 1,100 Layoffs

July 27th, 2017


Cisco Systems, Inc. has announced that it will be laying off another 1,100 employees due to declining revenue.

If you have declining revenue and need some advice, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at