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Recent Tax Cases and Rulings Affecting the Estate and Business Succession Planner

Friday, October 13 2017 4:31 PM
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The following article originally appeared in the newsletter of the Kansas Bar Association Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section. It is reprinted here by permission. By Mike CannadyFleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, L.L.C. CASES 1.     Distributions from Widow’s IRA Subject to Tax and Penalty: Ozimkos… Read Article

Employee or Independent Contractor? Determining Worker Status

Thursday, October 12 2017 8:53 AM
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Many businesses are turning to independent contractors in an effort to reduce labor costs and improve workforce flexibility. This can be a smart solution for the right roles and employment situations...but there is a caveat. The misclassification of an employee as an independent contractor can have costly and extensive legal c… Read Article

The “Special Employer Doctrine” - An Employer’s Defense To A Tort Injury Claim

Friday, July 28 2017 10:45 AM
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By Charles Millsap      There Are A Number Of Circumstances In Which An Employer Can Successfully Assert The Workers Compensation Act’s Exclusive Remedy Provision In Defense of A Tort Claim Brought by an Injured Worker. One Such Situation Arises Under the Kansas “Special Employer Doctrine.” &n… Read Article

What's the Difference Between a Guardianship and Conservatorship in Kansas?

Friday, July 14 2017 11:49 AM
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Adults are assumed to be capable of making their own health and financial decisions unless a court determines otherwise. If a mental or physical condition renders an adult incapable of making sound decisions and acting in his or her own best interest, the court may appoint someone to make decisions on that person’s behalf… Read Article

Residential Landlord-Tenant Disputes in Kansas: When to Call an Attorney

Tuesday, June 27 2017 9:42 AM
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Simple landlord-tenant disputes, such as the return of a security deposit, are usually resolved without the assistance of an attorney. Most are resolved through open communication between the two parties, or, failing that, by a third-party mediator or in small claims court. However, there are times when legal counsel or repres… Read Article

The Pros and Cons of Employment Contracts

Thursday, May 4 2017 1:18 PM
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An employment contract is a document, signed by both employer and employee, that lays out the terms of the employment relationship. It makes clear what you expect from the employee in terms of job duties and responsibilities, and what he or she can expect from you (salary and benefits). This article covers employment contracts… Read Article

Trademark Cease and Desist Letters

Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:46 AM
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By Nathaniel T. Martens Has your business received a cease and desist letter demanding that you stop using your business name or the name of a specific product line because that name (at least according to the letter) infringes  upon the sender’s trademark? If you have, it’s important to understand the legal… Read Article

Latest Developments and Happenings in Wichita's Tech Community

Friday, March 31 2017 11:56 AM
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This article, authored by Fleeson Gooing special counsel Sam Foreman, first appeared in the online Tech Bytes feature of The Wichita Eagle.   A brief overview of what’s happening in Wichita’s technology community, what’s coming up, and how to stay informed and connected. The Download Network… Read Article

Does Your Business Have an IT Disaster Recovery Plan?

Thursday, March 30 2017 12:03 PM
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No business is immune from natural disasters, fires, prolonged power outages, and cyber attacks. There are also any number of “smaller” disasters that can prevent your business from accessing the data and systems needed to operate. Even the best hardware can fail. Even careful employees can make mistakes that l… Read Article

What Is the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act?

Friday, February 10 2017 1:32 PM
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The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA),18 U.S.C. § 1030, is a federal “anti-hacking” statute. While it is primarily a criminal law, a 1994 amendment allows civil actions to be brought by private litigants. Violations can be committed by either an outside intruder who is not authorized to access the protected … Read Article

Recent Tax Cases and Rulings Affecting the Estate and Business Succession Planner

Friday, February 10 2017 1:17 PM
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The following article originally appeared in newsletter of the Kansas Bar Association Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section. It is reprinted here by permission. By Kent MeyerhoffFleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, L.L.C. STATUTORY AND REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS, AND IRS RULINGS 1.     IRS Issues Final Regul… Read Article

Free KBA Membership for Kansas Paralegal Students

Tuesday, February 7 2017 10:45 AM
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The following article, authored by Fleeson Gooing paralegal Cheryl L. Clark, was originally published in the Journal of the Kansas Bar Association.  

The Latest Developments and Happenings in Wichita’s Tech Community

Thursday, January 26 2017 11:32 AM
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This article, authored by Fleeson Gooing attorney Sam Foreman, first appeared in the Tech Bytes feature of The Wichita Eagle.   A brief overview of what’s happening in Wichita’s technology community, what’s coming up, and how to stay informed and connected. The Download WSU Cybersecurity: WSU is launc… Read Article

New Copyright Rules Affect Website and Mobile App Operators

Thursday, December 8 2016 11:03 AM
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By Samuel R. Foreman Website and mobile app operators need to take note of an important legal change that affects their potential liability arising from user-posted content. In some circumstances, a website operator may be liable if a user posts content that infringes on someone else's copyright—for example, pictures or … Read Article

Proposed Overtime Rules Would Impact Employers

Wednesday, November 30 2016 10:30 AM
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By T. Chet Compton For many years, employers have not been required to pay overtime to certain executive, administrative, and professional (“white collar”) employees because those employees have been treated as exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). I… Read Article

Navigating the Waters of Death Claims under Kansas Law

Monday, August 29 2016 10:30 AM
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By Brooks Severson When a person dies as the result of someone else’s negligence, the decedent’s legal heirs, as well as the personal representative (executor or administrator) of the decedent’s estate, may be able to sue for damages. The first step in determining whether a claim is available is to analyze l… Read Article

Trends in the Paralegal Profession

Friday, May 20 2016 12:32 PM
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This article, authored by Fleeson Gooing paralegal Cheryl Clark, originally appeared in the May 2016 edition of the Journal of the Kansas Bar Association. It is reprinted here by permission. As technology innovations continue to permeate the legal profession, paralegals have realized tremendous opportunities to develop the sk… Read Article

What Should You Do If Your Oil or Gas Well Stops Producing?

Thursday, May 19 2016 10:59 PM
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By Dave Seely Royalty owners are sometimes surprised to learn that an oil or gas well for which they have been receiving royalty payments has ceased producing oil or gas. Sometimes that discovery is made out in the field, by seeing a pump jack sitting motionless, an oil tank whose level does not change, or a gas meter that no … Read Article

Recent Cases and Rulings Affecting Estate and Business Succession Planning

Thursday, April 28 2016 6:56 PM
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The following article originally appeared in newsletter of the Kansas Bar Association Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section. It is reprinted here by permission. By Mike Cannady RECENT CASES Steinberg v. Commissioner, 145 T.C. No. 7 (Tax Ct. Sept. 16, 2015) — Assumption of Liability Reduces Value of Gift to Donees In … Read Article

Oil and Gas Leases Must be Drafted Carefully to Avoid Confusion and Uncertainty

Wednesday, August 26 2015 5:32 PM
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By Dan Lawrence In the relationship between the owners of oil and gas and the operators who explore for, develop, produce and sell those minerals, there are few issues that cause more heartburn and strife than the calculation of royalty payments. Mineral owners receive royalty payments accompanied by paperwork from the produc… Read Article
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