Lathrop Gage

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2345 Grand Blvd.
Suite 2200
Kansas City, MO 64108, United States
Phone: 816.292.2000
Fax: 816.292.2001
Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

#metoo Impact Reaches New Tax Law

Allegations of sexual harassment occurring for years or even decades have roiled the news in 2017. Some argue that settlements of these issues that required the parties to maintain confidentiality have protected repeat…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Full Federal Circuit Holds IPR Time-Bar Determinations Appealable

On Monday the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals issued an en banc decision on an important issue: If a party files a petition for Inter Partes Review (an “IPR”) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the Board decides the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

H.R. 1, better known as The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”), passed both the House and Senate earlier this week and was signed by President Trump. Most of the relevant provisions of the Act will be effective for tax…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

NLRB Edits Its Rules on Employee Handbooks

The National Labor Relations Board took steps in a decision, announced December 14, to bring predictability and reasonableness to the vexing question of whether certain employer policies, rules and handbook provisions violate…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

California Wildfires - Insurance Recovery Checklist

The wildfires that erupted across Northern California in the beginning of October have, according to the California Department of Insurance, damaged or destroyed more than 7,000 structures and have ravaged some of California's…more
 /  Insurance

Employers Must Use Yet Another Revised Form I-9 Beginning September 18

Our readers may recall that use of the current version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, became mandatory at the beginning of this year. U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services has made minor revisions to…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Missouri Adopts High Burden for Venue Challenges and Affirms a $23 Million Punitive Damages Award Based, in Part, on a Manufacturer’s Profit Motives

On September 12, 2017 the Missouri Supreme Court handed down its 4-3 opinion in Barron v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc., SC96151, dealing a significant blow to businesses who seek to transfer cases from Missouri trial venues…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Data Breach Class Action Reinstated

Must plaintiffs allege actual identity theft from a data breach to avoid dismissal of their class action lawsuit? No, according to yesterday’s opinion from a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Privacy

Tort Reform Update: Missouri Changes Rules for Recovery of Medical Bills as Damages

On July 5, 2017, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed into law Senate Bill 31. This tort reform measure prescribes new evidentiary rules for plaintiffs who seek to recover as damages the medical bills they incurred as a result…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Personal Injury

U.S. Supreme Court Again Limits Forums for Suits Against Corporations

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court held that due process restricts a state court’s power to exercise “general” (i.e. all-purpose) jurisdiction to hear any and all claims against a defendant. General jurisdiction exists only…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Products Liability

Petya Global Ransomware Attack Shows Why Businesses Should Prepare for Loss or Unwanted Encryption of Key Data

What is it? This new variation of Petya (“Little Peter” in Russian) is more robust ransomware than last month’s North Korean WannaCry ransomware. It has no kill switch, and it encrypts entire hard drives, not just individual…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Missouri Petroleum Storage Tank Liability to Shift From Tank Owners and Operators to Property Owners

Beginning January 1, 2018, Missouri's Underground and Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks laws will shift environmental liability from the "owner or operator of one or more petroleum storage tanks" to the "current legal owner of…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Forums for Suits Against Corporations

Plaintiffs seeking damages typically choose to file suit in a state where the dispute or injury occurred, or in the state where the plaintiffs reside. Yet sometimes, plaintiffs may pick a state that has no such connection to…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Expands Patent Exhaustion, Leaving Many Unanswered Questions, Including Effects on Copyright Law's First-Sale Doctrine

On May 30, 2017, the United States Supreme Court expanded the concept of patent exhaustion. Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., No. 15-1189 (U.S. May 30, 2017)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Supreme Court Decision Limits Venue Statute in Patent Litigation

On May 22, 2017, in a highly-anticipated decision that could dramatically alter the landscape of patent litigation, the United States Supreme Court held that the “resides” prong of the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. §1400(b),…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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