USA Gymnastics Asks Bankruptcy Court to Approve Holiday Bonuses

USA Gymnastics is asking US Bankruptcy Court to approve $88,000 in holiday bonuses to its employees. USA gymnastics is facing dozens of civil suits filed by Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse victims.

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USA gymnastics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December.

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Toyota Recalls 1.7 Million Vehicles

Toyota recalls 1.7 million vehicles in North America to fix takata air bags. Takata air bags can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel into the driver and passengers.

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This is the largest series of automotive recalls in the nations history.

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Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 28th

The IRS has confirmed that tax filing season will begin on January 28th, 2019. Even with the government shutdown, the IRS will be processing and paying tax refunds. The deadline to file a 2018 tax returns without an extension is Monday, April 15th, 2019.

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Circumstances Determine Sex Offender Registration

Registration statutes in Missouri do not differ from those of the United States, which require any person convicted of sex with a minor to register as a sex offender. This means categorization of the offense doesn’t contribute to registration.

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Gift Cards are not Safe in Bankruptcy

If a gift card is purchased before filing for bankruptcy in Kansas, it will not qualify for an exemption. It has been determined that gift cards are not the same as non-exempt cash.

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Funds from Sale of Home Cannot be Taken by Bankruptcy Court

In Viegelahn v. Lopez, a Texas bankruptcy case, the trustee wanted to withhold funds from the sale of thedebtor’s home in order to pay the debtor’s creditors. The trustee lost the lawsuit and the court sided with the debtor. Chapter 13 bankruptcies are voluntary and in that nature, when choosing to voluntarily dismiss a bankruptcy, funds held by the trustee are supposed to be appropriated back to their original form before the start of the bankruptcy petition; by this fact alone, the funds from the sale of the debtor’s house should have been returned to the debtor.  However, had the bankruptcy not been voluntarily dismissed, the Texas court stated that proceeds from the sale of the debtor’s exempt home are not exempt because the proceeds were not reinvested into another exempt home.

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Mall Company Things Remembered Has Financial Troubles

Things Remembered Inc. has hired financial advisers just 2 years after their debt restructuring. The advisers have been hired to evaluate the companies operations and look at another restructuring. A bankruptcy filing may occur early this year.

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Non-Compete Breaches Can Survive Bankruptcy

In a recent court case in Kansas, the court stated that a breach of a non-compete agreement that occurred after the filing of a bankruptcy was not erased by the bankruptcy. The ruling came from a case between Michael Capps and Cybertron International Inc., in which Capps was claiming that his bankruptcy removed the repercussions of breaching the non-compete when writing it off as a debt claim in his chapter 7 filing. The court ruled against Capps for multiple reasons. The breach of his non-compete occurred after his petition for bankruptcy and, more importantly, the non-compete breach fee is not claimable as a debt in a bankruptcy.

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  • 2017 Top 40 Attorneys Under 40
  • 2017 SuperLawyers Rising Star
  • 2017 Lawyers of Distinction Award
  • 2017 Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40
  • 2017 Distinguished Lawyer by Expert Network
  • 2017 Family Law “10 Best Law Firm”
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  • 2018 Lawyers of Distinction Award
  • 2018 Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40
  • 2018 Family Law “10 Best Law Firm”
  • 2018 Power Attorney
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