Author Archives: Camron Hoorfar

Certain Summer Activities Can Affect Next Year’s Tax Returns

Summertime activities, such as getting married, sending kids to summer day camp, and working part time, often affect the tax returns filed the following year. Newlyweds should report name and address changes to the Social Security Administration. The cost of … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy Attorney Sanctioned for Filing Bankruptcy Petitions and Pleadings Without “Wet Ink” Signatures

In 32 bankruptcy cases, Lawrence Willis was retained as bankruptcy counsel by various debtors. In connection with his legal representation, and prior to filing each case with the Court, Willis received an advanced expense retainer of $500 from each client. … Continue reading

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Business Owners May Be Able to Benefit from the Home Office Deduction

Taxpayers who use their home for business may qualify for a home office deduction. It allows taxpayers that qualify to deduct certain home expenses on their tax return, which can reduce the amount of taxable income. The home office deduction … Continue reading

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Off-The-Clock Injury Was Work-Related

In the workplace, ownership and control of premises determines relation to work, which does not exclude events off the clock, and claimant was on her way to clock in. An employer’s slippery floor was not “a hazard or risk unrelated … Continue reading

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No Misconduct Shown

Laws allow denial of employment benefits for misconduct in the workplace, which includes knowing violation of employer policies and common standards of behavior. Gossip may be included, which the employer charged, and the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission found, but … Continue reading

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Exploitation Conviction Affirmed

“An appellate court does not engage in a weight-of-the-evidence review in a criminal case,” only a review of whether the evidence was sufficient to convince a reasonable juror of defendant’s guilt. A finding of guilty was supported in the defendant’s … Continue reading

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Perkins, Marie Callender’s Headed to Bankruptcy Auction Block in September

In an effort to pay off more than $114 million owed to senior lenders, the corporate parent of the Marie Callender’s and Perkins restaurant chains is closing stores and putting the operation up for sale in bankruptcy. Before filing for … Continue reading

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Barneys New York Inc. Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The U.S. luxury department store chain, Barneys New York Inc., put itself up for sale after failing to find a buyer and filed for chapter 11 protection. Barneys secured $75 million in new financing to help keep the store operating … Continue reading

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Mississippi Immigration Raids Net 680 Arrests

U.S. immigration officials assert that raids at seven food processing plants in Mississippi resulted in 680 arrests. If you have been arrested and would like to speak to an attorney, call our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website … Continue reading

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Case Must Be Dismissed Where Debtor Intended to Lease Real Property to a Marijuana Dispensary

In In Re Basrah Custom Design Inc., the debtor, a custom cabinetmaker, filed for bankruptcy days after a state court ordered it to sell certain real property in accordance with a contract it had with a state-licensed marijuana dispensary. The … Continue reading

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