Monthly Archives: February 2019

A DUI Breath Test in a Patrol Car is within Regulation

Department of Health and Senior Services regulation provides that “breath analyzers are to be used within building or vehicles used for driving-while-intoxicated enforcement. Therefore, blowing in to a breathalyzer machine in the back of a police vehicle is permissible. If … Continue reading

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Michael Avenatti Accused of Hiding Millions from Bankruptcy Court

Michael Avenatti has been accused with hiding millions of dollars from the bankruptcy court. His firm, Eagan Avenatti, was required to file monthly income and spending reports. The bankruptcy reports did not disclose that Avenatti opened 6 bank accounts that … Continue reading

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Charlotte Russe Files for Bankruptcy

Clothing retailer Charlotte Russe has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy and will be closing 94 stores, including 3 in Missouri. Charlotte Russe advisers are proposing solutions to help fix the massive amount of debt. If a solution is not found, … Continue reading

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Things Remembered Files for Bankruptcy

Gift retailer Things Remembered filed has for chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company intends to close most of its 400 stores. The stores that remain open will be sold to Enesco LLC for $17.5 million. If you are thinking about filing … Continue reading

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Tax Returns May be Affected with these New Rules

The new tax rules associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may impact your return this year: Standard Deduction Increased: A key change is an increase in the standard deduction compared to 2017. Personal Exemption Eliminated: The $4,050 personal … Continue reading

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Slip and Fall?

Have you fallen on the ice in the last few days? Contact our office and let us see if we can help! You can give us a call at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at hoorfarlaw.com to set up an … Continue reading

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Gymboree Files for Bankruptcy

Children’s retail store Gymboree has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. After coming out of their first bankruptcy in September 2017, the company has cut their debt by $900 million. Gymboree is set to close more stores, but it is unknown … Continue reading

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Maximizing Retirement Plan Contributions

There is still time to lower your 2018 tax bill. You can deduct up to $5,500 ($6,500 if you are 50 or older) from your taxes if you and your spouse are not covered by a retirement plan. If you … Continue reading

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