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Potential Changes to Missouri Human Rights Act Described by Partner Tim West

February 21, 2017

There are several bills currently pending in the Missouri legislature designed to modify the Missouri Human Rights Act, writes Berkowitz Oliver Partner Tim West. To read his recent article describing the proposed modifications to the Act, click here.


Proposed Tightening of Missouri Venue, Joinder Rules Addressed in Articles by Partner Tim West

February 20, 2017

Partner Tim West recently published articles regarding legislation under consideration in Missouri that would tighten venue and joinder rules in tort cases – essentially making it harder to bring tort claims in the state. These measures are moving fairly quickly through the House and Senate and look certain to pass in the near future. These are bills that Governor Greitens called for in his State of the State address and are all but certain to be signed into law upon reaching his desk. For the complete articles, click here (venue) and here (joinder).


Berkowitz Oliver Hosts Presentation on Human Rights Law

February 18, 2017

Berkowitz Oliver recently hosted Matt Eisenbrandt for a presentation concerning his book Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Oscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice. Matt, a Kansas City native, is the son of partner Jim Eisenbrandt. He is a human rights lawyer, and the former Legal Director for the Center for Justice and Accountability in San Francisco. He is presently the Legal Director for the Canadian Centre for International Justice. The book tells the true story of an international team of lawyers, investigators, and human rights experts that fought to bring justice for the 1980 murder of El Salvador’s Archbishop Oscar Romero in a federal court in Fresno, California. For more information about the book, click here.


Fraud and Negligent Misrepresentation Chapter Authored by Partner Nick DiVita

February 17, 2017

Berkowitz Oliver partner Nick DiVita recently authored the Missouri and Kansas “Fraud and Negligent Misrepresentation” section for the forthcoming Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Business Torts handbook revision.  Nick is also serving as one of five editors of the handbook. Nick has been selected as a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation every year since 2010.


Partner Tim West on Criminal Sentencing Bills in Missouri

February 8, 2017

Berkowitz Oliver partner Tim West recently wrote an article regarding bills under consideration in the Missouri Legislature related to criminal sentencing. For a link to the article, click here.