Monthly Archives: December 2019

Restitution Remanded

Today we’re going to be visiting a summary of State of Missouri vs. Gilbert Garcia, in the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District – WD81687, regarding restitution. The court ruled the defendant had permission to charge construction items onto the … Continue reading

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Defendants Personally Liable

Today we’re going to be visiting a summary of Alpha Petroleum Company vs. Hani Daifallah, et al, in the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District – WD82222 and WD82230 rules regarding corporations and other entities. An agent making a contract … Continue reading

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Kansas City Company Makes Bid To Acquire Rural Kansas Hospital Out Of Bankruptcy

A Kansas City-based company that specializes in turning around financially distressed hospitals is proposing to purchase Hillsboro Community Hospital in rural Kansas for $6.9 million, reported Hillsboro Community Hospital was placed in Chapter 11 bankruptcy after its previous owner … Continue reading

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Victoria’s Secret Lays Off Employees at Headquarters

Victoria’s Secret is laying off about 15 percent of the brand’s employees at its Columbus, Ohio, headquarters as the lingerie store struggles to reshape its image and the chief executive of its parent company remains under scrutiny for his ties … Continue reading

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Former Wichita Lawyer Sentenced for Embezzlement

69-year-old lawyer Christopher O’Brien of Wichita, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement from a bankruptcy estate. The former lawyer in Wichita was sentenced to 36 months in custody for embezzling from clients, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. O’Brien … Continue reading

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Luxury Grocer Dean & DeLuca Closes Manhattan Store

Dean & DeLuca, the gourmet grocer, has shut its flagship location in Manhattan, Bloomberg News reported. According to a notice posted on the door, which said the store will reopen soon, the SoHo closing may be only temporary. The chain … Continue reading

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Under Fire Over Student Debt Collection

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos faces potential contempt of court and sanctions for continuing to collect on the debt of former students at bankrupt Corinthian Colleges Inc., going so far as seizing their wages and tax refunds, Bloomberg News … Continue reading

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CFPB Files Suit Against Fair Collections and Outsourcing

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit against FCO Holding, Inc and its subsidiaries. The compliant alleges that FCO violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Regulation V, and the Consumer Financial Protection Act. If you are in financial trouble … Continue reading

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Federal Officials are Looking in to How the Black Economic Union of Greater Kansas City Spent Tax Dollars

In August 2018, Special Agent Joseph Lorek from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development emailed Stuart Bullington, the former assistant director of Kansas City’s Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department, asking for an accounting of all the federal money … Continue reading

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What Teachers Should Know About Deducting Out-of-Pocket Classroom Expenses

Eligible educators may be able to deduct qualified expenses they paid in 2019 when they file their 2019 tax return. Taxpayers qualify for this deduction if they meet the following criteria: Teach any grade from kindergarten through twelfth grade Work … Continue reading

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