Monthly Archives: August 2019

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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Jackson County Taxpayers Upset by High Real Estate Assessments Get More Time to Appeal

Jackson County taxpayers have until September 3, 2019 to appeal their real estate assessments before the board of equalization. If you would like to challenge your property tax assessment and would like to speak to an attorney, call our law … Continue reading

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Kansas Imposes Nation’s Toughest Online Tax Collections

The State of Kansas plans to impose what some tax experts consider to be the nation’s most aggressive policy for collecting state and local taxes on online sales, possibly inviting legal battles. The Kansas Department of Revenue issued a notice … Continue reading

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StarKist, Facing $100 Million Fine, Says it Cannot Pay

In 2018, StarKist pleaded guilty to fixing prices on canned tuna, along with two of its main competitors, Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee Foods LLC. The federal investigation has entangled the three companies in civil lawsuits and criminal … Continue reading

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Forever 21, Inc. Seeks Loan as Cash Dwindles

Forever 21 is rushing to arrange additional financing to pay vendors and landlords as cash drops to a dangerous level. The clothing retailer has hired a team of advisers to assist with restructuring its debt and reviving its business. The … Continue reading

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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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