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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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

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

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

“Oops, your files have been encrypted!” On Friday, May 12, 2017, employees around the world found this message on their computer screens. A massive cyberattack has used variants of the WannaCry ransomware program to infect more…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Sweeping Changes to the Missouri Human Rights Act – Back to the Mainstream

For more than a decade, employment discrimination plaintiffs in Missouri have benefited from a lower burden of proof than plaintiffs in federal court or other states. With no statutory cap on compensatory and punitive damages, a…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Tort Reform Bill to Narrow Definition of Employee in Medical Negligence Actions

SB 237 is a bill designed to limit the liability of hospitals and other healthcare providers for the actions or omissions of those who are not within a narrow definition of “employee.” SB 237 is designed as a legislative fix for…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice

Supreme Court Expands Copyright Protection for Designs Originally Produced on Useful Articles

On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court (in a 6-2 decision) ruled that a stripes and chevron pattern on a cheerleading uniform may be eligible for copyright protection and that the separability test under 17 U.S.C. §101 did not…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Laches No Longer a Defense to Pre-Suit Damages in Patent Infringement Cases

On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a highly anticipated 7-1 decision, held that laches cannot be invoked as a defense against damages for patent infringement occurring within the six-year damages limitation period set…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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