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August 31, 2017

Jennifer Wieland on New District of Kansas Patent Local Rules

The federal court for the District of Kansas has adopted new Patent Local Rules . These rules apply to cases filed after August 14, 2017. For a link to an article by Jennifer Wieland summarizing the new rules, click here .

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August 4, 2017

Jim Eisenbrandt Speaks on Professionalism in the Profession

Videos from the Kansas Legal Revitalization Conference are now available via the District Court’s website . The KLRC, held in Kansas City in February 2017, featured an all-star faculty bringing a wealth of knowledge and new perspectives on the federal legal system. Click here for Jim Eisenbrandt’s panel entitled “Professionalism: Litigation by the Masters.”

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August 1, 2017

Jim Eisenbrandt Elected Secretary of Foundation of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Jim Eisenbrandt has been elected Secretary of the Foundation of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The Foundation is dedicated to improvement in the quality of trial and appellate advocacy, the ethics of the legal profession and the administration of justice. The American College of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only fellowship of exceptional trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds from the United States and Canada.

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July 31, 2017

Anthony Durone Represents H&R Block in Case Seeking Injunction

The Kansas City Business Journal recently reported on a case in which Anthony Durone  represents H&R Block against a former franchisee. The suit alleges that defendants violated a non-compete by setting up a competing business near their former franchise, which H&R Block reacquired. H&R Block is seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction against the defendants. Click here for the article: HR Block Continues to Protect Its Turf in Court .

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July 31, 2017

Stacey Gilman Invited to Become Fellow of American Bar Foundation

Berkowitz Oliver is proud to announce that Stacey Gilman has been invited to join her colleagues Jim Eisenbrandt , Jeff Morris , David Oliver , and Tom Schult , as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation . Established in 1955, the Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Membership is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in the United States, its territories, …

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July 26, 2017

Women of Berkowitz Oliver Featured in AWL Article

The Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City recently published a profile on the women of Berkowitz Oliver. Women comprise about a third of the firm’s attorneys, and the AWL article highlighted their practices and accomplishments. Featured in the article are: Laura Brooks Sollie Flora Stacey Gilman Kathleen Nemechek Megan Rhodes Sharon Stallbaumer Jocelyn Villanueva Christina Wahl Jennifer Wieland To read the profile, click here: BerkowitzOliverWomen

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July 20, 2017

Christina Wahl on New DOJ Asset Seizure Guidelines

Christina Wahl recently wrote an article regarding the Department of Justice’s new guidelines for asset seizure. Ms. Wahl is a partner in the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense group. For a link to the article, click here .

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July 10, 2017

Tim West Wins Summary Judgment in District of Kansas Defamation Case

Tim West obtained summary judgment for a firm client that owns Hillcrest Country Club in Kansas City. Following an article on Golf.com concerning the golf course that referenced statements made by persons affiliated with Hillcrest, plaintiff sued both the entity that owns the golf course and the publisher of Golf.com. Plaintiff alleged that statements made about him in the article caused the defendants to be liable to him under theories of defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Judge Crabtree wrote an …

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