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February 21, 2014

Berkowitz Oliver Obtains Complete Summary Judgment for Ford

On February 21, Judge Wimes in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri granted Ford summary judgment as to all five of the plaintiff’s employment-related claims under the Employment and Reemployment Rights of Members of the Uniformed Services Act and state law. Click here to veiw the Order

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February 20, 2014

Berkowitz Oliver Obtains Preliminary Injunction For H&R Block

On February 19, Judge Phillips in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri granted a preliminary injunction over former tax preparers who were violating their restrictive covenants, including noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements, by competing with H&R Block in and around Denver, Colorado.  The Order enjoins the former tax preparers from numerous activities, including violating the terms of their agreements with H&R Block, preparing income tax returns within a 50-mile radius of numerous locations in the Denver …

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January 28, 2014

Berkowitz Oliver win breach of written and implied warranty case

In the week of January 20, 2014, Laura Brooks and John Kemp successfully defended a major automobile manufacturer in a breach of written and implied warranty case.  Plaintiff alleged that her car’s touch screen and cell phone syncing features were defective when the she purchased the vehicle and that the defendant was unable to repair the alleged defect in a reasonable number of attempts.  Mr. Kemp and Ms. Brooks put on expert testimony to refute these allegations. The Clay County …

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January 15, 2014

Berkowitz Oliver Attorneys Publish Missouri and Kansas Sections in 50-State Surveys

As in years past, attorneys Tom Schult, Sharon Stallbaumer, and Ken Duvall have published both the Kansas portion of the Product Liability Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium and the Missouri portion of the Business Torts: A Fifty-State Guide, published by Wolters Kluwer. Click here to find the Product Liability Desk Reference. Click here to find the Business Torts Guide.

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January 4, 2014

Patrick Saunders Paintings Hanging at Berkowitz Oliver

Patrick Saunders has 25 paintings hanging at the offices of Berkowitz Oliver. It’s a fantastic space, and the work looks great on the walls. The show will be hanging until March. Read Full Article

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December 2, 2013

War Stories: Oliver remembers Union Station suit — from the other side

The Kansas City Business Journal featured David Oliver, a partner at Berkowitz Oliver LLP as part of an ongoing new series that profiles Kansas City lawyers and highlighting their favorite “war stories,” whether they are deals, lawsuits or anything in between. Read Full Article

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November 8, 2013

Berkowitz Oliver Obtains Summary Judgment for Client in Indemnification Lawsuit

After successfully litigating claims against Karen Pletz, the former President and CEO of KCUMB, Ms. Pletz’s former law firm brought a claim against KCUMB seeking to enforce her alleged indemnification rights.  Berkowitz Oliver attorneys Jeff Morris and Tim West moved for summary judgment claiming that the indemnification claim could not survive as a matter of law.  The trial court agreed and a final judgment was entered in favor of the firm’s client without the need for a trial.  The trial …

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November 1, 2013

Defense Attorney Jeff Morris Talks Pride and Prejudices, Risks and Rewards

The Kansas City Business Journal interviewed Jeff Morris regarding his practice of federal criminal litigation, investigations and complex civil litigation at Berkowitz Oliver. Read Full Interview

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