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February 8, 2017

Partner Tim West on Criminal Sentencing Bills in Missouri

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 .

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February 7, 2017

Partner Jim Eisenbrandt on Professionalism in Litigation

Berkowitz Oliver partner Jim Eisenbrandt participated in a panel entitled “ Professionalism: Litigation by the Masters ” at the Kansas Legal Revitalization Conference on February 3, 2017. The panel also included Henry A. (Hank) Meyer III, Hon. Janice Miller Karlin, Morgan Chu, and Rudolph F. Pierce.

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February 2, 2017

Partner John Shaw Presents on 21st Century Litigation

Berkowitz Oliver partner John Shaw presented at the Kansas Legal Revitalization Conference on February 2, 2017, regarding Litigation in the 21st Century . Speaking on a panel with the Hon. Stephen Bough, Liesa Richter, Lynn R. Johnson, and Steven Gensler, the presentation addressed issues involving the intersection of evidence the civil rules, and video/technology. For a link to the presentation materials, click here .

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January 23, 2017

Partner Tim West on 2017 Missouri Bills Considered By Judiciary Committee

Partner Tim West writes that though we are still early in the 1st Regular Session of Missouri’s 99th General Assembly, a number of bills have been referred to the Judiciary Committee, including one to update Missouri’s Commercial Code to match the UCC, one to create a new rule of evidence re: breath analyzers, and more. For the full article, click here .

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December 21, 2016

Partner Christina Wahl on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Federal Bank Fraud Statute

The Supreme Court recently issued an opinion in Shaw v. U.S., 580 U.S. — (Dec. 12, 2016), which unanimously rejected the defendant’s arguments that would have limited the application of the federal bank fraud statute, 18 U.S.C. 1344. For the full article by Christina Wahl , click here .

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December 7, 2016

Partner Stacey Gilman on Amendments to Federal Rules

As people across the country wondered why they found themselves, yet again, muttering “rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” while rolling out of bed on December 1, a series of amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure magically sprang to life.  The new and revised rules govern all proceedings commenced on or after December 1, 2016, as well as all pending proceedings “insofar as just and practicable.” For the full article by Stacey Gilman , click here .

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December 6, 2016

Attorneys Tim West and Tim Wallner On Recent Pro Bono 1983 Case

Earlier this year, partner Tim West received a phone call from a federal court asking if he would be interested in representing a plaintiff in a 1983 case against a police officer.  He and associate Tim Wallner accepted. For the story of what happened next, click here .

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December 2, 2016

Partner Christina Wahl with Tips for Entrepreneurs

Starting your own business is a tremendous undertaking, and one to be proud of. But many entrepreneurs are unaware of some basic laws that can apply to their new business. These laws can create big problems if they are violated, and can even subject the entrepreneur to criminal liability. This article by Christina Wahl  provides a brief overview of some of these rules and regulations. For the full article, click here .

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