Lathrop Gage

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

Coffee and Cancer Warnings in California

Thirty-two years ago, a major California newspaper urged Californians to vote “no” on a ballot initiative commonly referred to as “Prop 65,” which would require certain businesses to include warning labels on products that…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Products Liability, Toxic Torts

Cryptocurrency 101

If you do not currently own Bitcoin, the odds are in the last few months you have thought about the merits (or lack thereof) of owning Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, which is a digital or virtual currency (commonly…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Missouri Supreme Court Rules that Private Remedies Under the Missouri Human Rights Act Preempt Common Law Claims, Strictly Enforces Timely Filing Requirements of the Act

The Missouri Supreme Court recently placed two important restrictions on the ability of a plaintiff to bring a lawsuit for actions that fall within the reach of the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA). The Court issued a permanent…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

Cryptocurrency Taxation

With the individual tax filing deadline approaching it is a good time to visit the tax treatment of your bitcoin and other cryptocurrency transactions from 2017. With the increase in publicity and use of cryptocurrencies, the…more

Estate Planning after The Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) doubled the amount of property that an individual can transfer without incurring federal estate, gift or generation-skipping transfer tax (“Exemption Amount”) from $5,490,000 in 2017…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

KCMO Bars Private Sector From Making Pre-Interview Criminal Inquiries of Job Applicants

Under a newly adopted ordinance, Kansas City, Missouri employers can no longer inquire about an applicant’s criminal history on a job application. Inquiry into an applicant’s criminal history cannot occur until after the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

#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
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