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May 2, 2017

Tim West to Address MO Bar Business Law Section

Berkowitz Oliver partner Tim West will be speaking at the Business Law Section of the Missouri Bar’s Annual Law Update Seminar on May 25, 2017. He will be covering topics such as: Will Missouri’s new expert witness standard (Daubert) significantly change business litigation in Missouri state courts? The increased litigation and counseling on restrictive covenants Why businesses seem to be more interested in litigating Class action waivers in arbitration provisions Whether the federal discovery standard makes state court a more desirable option …

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April 12, 2017

David Oliver Named to KC’s 2017 Power 100

David Oliver has been named to the Kansas City Business Journal’s 2017 Power 100 .” The Power 100 is the Journal’s attempt to gather on one list some of the most influential people in the Kansas City business community. The list includes local business executives, policymakers and those who “get things accomplished by harnessing the power of others.” For a link to David’s profile in the Journal’s article, click here .

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April 12, 2017

Tim West on Changes to Missouri Expert Witness Rules

Berkowitz Oliver partner Tim West recently wrote an article regarding Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ comments concerning changes to the admissibility of expert witness testimony in civil cases in Missouri. The governor’s comments were made at the signing of the bill, and in them, the governor referred to the elimination of “fake experts peddling junk science.” For a link to the complete article, click here .

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April 11, 2017

Tim Millman and Nick DiVita Win Jury Trial in Chicago

Berkowitz Oliver partners Tim Millman and Nick DiVita won a jury verdict for client Ford Motor Company in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The plaintiff in the case claimed he was discharged in retaliation for seeking workers’ comp benefits and sought millions in alleged damages. Ford is a Fortune 100 company and long-time client of Berkowitz Oliver.

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March 27, 2017

Tim West Wins Summary Judgment in Defamation, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Case

As recently noted in the Kansas City Business Journal , Tim West obtained summary judgment for his client in the federal court for the District of Kansas. In this case, the plaintiff alleged defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of a Golf.com article concerning Hillcrest Country Club. Judge Crabtree’s opinion detailing Kansas law on these issues can be found here .

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March 7, 2017

Berkowitz Oliver Sponsors Shields SAFEHOME Youth Soccer Clinic

Berkowitz Oliver was proud to be a sponsor of the 2017 Shields SAFEHOME Youth Soccer Clinic on February 20, 2017. The successful event provided 77 youth with the opportunity to interact with NFL Hall of Fame member Will Shields, receive coaching from FC Kansas City and Comets players, and learn about healthy relationships from SAFEHOME’s Education staff. SAFEHOME’s Education and Prevention Program provides school and community-based outreach to teach young people about teen dating violence, sexual assault, and healthy relationships.

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March 5, 2017

False Claims Act Dismissal Obtained by Nick Kurt

Nick Kurt recently obtained a dismissal of a claim brought under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) against Quicken Loans in federal court in Kansas. The Court adopted Nick’s analysis and held that the plaintiff failed to comply with the procedural requirements of the FCA. The Court also held that the plaintiff failed to state a claim establishing liability under the FCA. The Court then declined to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over the plaintiff’s remaining claims. The plaintiff moved for reconsideration of the Order …

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March 3, 2017

Solana Flora Attends Advocacy Day at Kansas Statehouse for SAFEHOME

Berkowitz Oliver attorney Solana Flora attended the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence’s 14th Annual Advocacy Day at the Kansas Statehouse on February 8, 2017. Solana is a member of the Board of Directors of SAFEHOME , Johnson County’s domestic violence agency. She attended the Advocacy Day with SAFEHOME’s President/CEO, Executive Vice President, and several other Board members in order to advocate on behalf of the agency’s life-saving services.

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