Gunmaker Remington May File for Bankruptcy
February 12th, 2018
Remington Outdoor Company, Inc., a U.S. maker of firearms, may be filing bankruptcy soon. Remington asked for a forbearance from its creditors as it has around $950 million in debt.
If you have a business that is going under and would like to discuss your options, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.
Ocwen Loan Servicing Sanctioned $119,000
January 16th, 2018
A bankruptcy court has sanctioned mortgage servicer Ocwen Loan Servicing in the amount of $119,000 for violating the bankruptcy automatic stay. The automatic stay stops a creditor from trying to collect on a debt that was discharged in bankruptcy. Ocwen Loan Servicing was accused of calling a bankruptcy consumer over 100 times to collect a debt that was erased in bankruptcy.
If you have questions about bankruptcy and would like to speak with someone, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.
Medical Malpractice Affidavits
September 6th, 2017
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 Hoorfarlaw.com.
Bank of America Pays $6 Million for a Wrongful Eviction
August 31st, 2017
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 Hoorfarlaw.com.
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 www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
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 www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
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 www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
Cannot Appeal a Motion for Summary Judgment
July 31st, 2017
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 Hoorfarlaw.com.
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 Hoorfarlaw.com.