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No Standing for Action to Quiet Title in Cemetery

Laws governing cemeteries allow vesting of title in the public through trustees. Plaintiffs in Stephens Cemetery v. Wilma Elizabeth Tyler were not trustees of the cemetery, and the circuit court failed to appoint trustees, which shows no standing to sue. … Continue reading

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Right-to-Sue Letter Issued Properly

If a claimant has applied for a right-to-sue letter from the Human Rights Commission, and 180 days have passed, statutes require the Human Rights Commission to issue a right-to-sue letter and end its activities. Statutory amendments placed into effect after … Continue reading

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Failure to Disclose Post-Confirmation Asset to Chapter 13 Trustee Results in Sanctions Against Debtor’s Attorney

In 2008, Debtor retained attorney MaGee to file her chapter 13 petition. The confirmation order from her chapter 13 plan stated that, “the debtor shall inform the Trustee of any changes in circumstances or receipt of additional income…” In 2009, … Continue reading

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Deducting Car Expenses on Tax Returns

Taxpayers who previously deducted the use of their car for business purposes on past tax returns should review whether they can still claim this deduction. Business owners and self-employed individuals who use their vehicle for business purposes may be able … Continue reading

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IRS Sending Warning Letters to Cryptocurrency Holders

The Internal Revenue Service has started sending letters to more than 10,000 cryptocurrency owners warning them that they may have broken federal laws. Although the IRS was not specific about potential violations, digital currency owners could be subject to an … Continue reading

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Little Learner Inc. Daycare Employee Accused of Child Sex Abuse, Owner Charged with Failure to Report

Joseph Hammerly, son of the Little Learner Inc. Daycare owner, has been charged with two counts of statutory sodomy with a child under the age of 12 years old. The victim was dropped off at the daycare on July 11. … Continue reading

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Lee’s Summit Superintendent Resigns After Months of Disputes

Dr. Dennis Carpenter, Lee’s Summit School District’s Superintendent, has resigned. In 2017, the school district named him as its superintendent. In March of 2019, the school district voted to extend Dr. Carpenter’s contract, but now the school district is required … Continue reading

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Lil Kim Officially Out of Bankruptcy

Lil Kim, rapper and star of the new series Girls Cruise, is officially out of bankruptcy. Lil Kim originally filed a voluntary Chapter 13 petition in May of 2018 but converted to a Chapter 11 in August of 2018. The rapper … Continue reading

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‘Bachelor’ Creator Accused of Abusing Pregnant Wife

Mike Fleiss, creator of The Bachelor, has been accused by his wife, Laura Kaeppler Fleiss, that he attacked her during her two pregnancies. The news of the alleged abuse broke shortly after the couple filed for divorce. If you are thinking … Continue reading

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‘Braxton Family Values’ Star’s Paychecks Could Be Seized in Bankruptcy

Reality show star Towanda Braxton’s “Braxton Family Values” paychecks could be seized to pay back her creditors as part of her ongoing bankruptcy. Braxton filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy in June 2019 listing $277,650 in assets but $547,056.39 in liabilities. … Continue reading

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