GBMG Expands White Collar, Corporate Compliance Practice with Partner Promotion
Kathleen A. Fisher has been promoted to the position of partner in the firm’s white collar criminal defense and corporate compliance and investigations practice groups.
Sean Haggerty Joins GBMG to Lead Corporate Tax Practice
Sean Haggerty has joined GBMG as counsel to launch a corporate tax practice at the firm. Utilizing his background in tax, finance, accounting and corporate law matters, Sean will focus on advising clients on ways to create value and protect assets as they navigate an array of corporate, regulatory and tax laws.
Edward Greim, Influential Lawyer: Emerged victorious in the battle of redistricting lines
When political questions wind up in Missouri’s courts, it’s a good bet that one of the attorneys on the roster is Edward Greim.
Missouri Lawyers Weekly Recognizes GBMG Partner with Influential Lawyer of the Year Award
Missouri Lawyers Weekly has selected GBMG Partner Eddie Greim as a recipient of its Influential Lawyer of the Year Award for making substantial contributions to the legal community in 2012.
Developer wins suit over title mix-up that sunk lake plan
South of Lake Winnebago in Cass County lie 400 acres of mostly floodplain. They seemed to Randy Spalding the perfect place to make a lake and sell waterfront lots.
He bought the land in 2003 — or so he thought.
Suit puts plan back on track to stock Lake Winnebago with housing
How would you like to turn a $1.5 million investment into $88 million?
That was the deal Randy Spalding had lined up when he bought about 400 undeveloped acres south of Lake Winnebago in Cass County out of receivership in 2003.
Mo. redistricting panel considers testimony on map
Opponents of proposed new Missouri Senate districts raised arguments similar to a recently filed lawsuit Thursday while urging a bipartisan state redistricting commission to reconsider the tentative plan it endorsed two weeks ago.
Missouri Court Decision Dings Carnahan
A Missouri circuit court today ruled against a group of citizens hoping to overturn the Show-Me State’s Congressional redistricting maps on the grounds that they did not meet state constitutional muster.
Judges wade into unprecedented redistricting thickets
The Missouri Supreme Court has struggled for 100 years to figure out exactly how to deal with the politically fraught and inherently messy yet constitutionally sensitive task that is redistricting. Time hasn’t made those issues any easier.
Report faults Catholic diocese in Ratigan investigation
For months after finding troubling images on a computer, the Catholic diocese tried on its own to deal with Father Shawn Ratigan.
As a result, a report released Thursday said, the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph went off track, bungling its own investigation and failing to even follow its own policies... (more)
Investigation finds diocese failed to follow policies
The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph failed to follow its own procedures and polices when reporting allegations of child sex abuse against the Rev. Shawn F. Ratigan, an independent investigation found... (more)
US Fidelis founders indicted
The bankruptcy settlement between the Atkinsons and their company's creditors didn't seek the return to company coffers of more than $1 million in criminal-defense retainers paid by US Fidelis on the Atkinsons' behalf. As a result, the brothers were represented at arraignment by lawyers specializing in white-collar defense. Nathan Garrett, of the Kansas City firm of Graves Bartle Marcus and Garrett... (more)
Diocese announces plan to deal with sexual misconduct
The Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese today announced changes that include the appointment of former U.S. Attorney Todd Graves to deal with recent alleged sex misconduct in the diocese... (more)
Former Chiefs player reaps reward in whistleblower case
A pharmaceutical distributor has settled a federal anti-kickback lawsuit by agreeing, in part, to pay $760,000 to former Kansas City Chiefs player Dan Saleaumua ... (more)
Nathan Garrett receives Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for past counterterrorism successes at the Department of Justice
Attorney General Eric Holder recognizes 303 Department of Justice employees for their distinguished public service today at the 58th Annual Attorney General Awards Ceremony. Fifty-five other individuals outside of the department are also honored for their work... (more)
Groups' Reflexive Rhetoric Ignores Facts
The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and their ideological allies have called FBI searches of people suspected of supporting terrorist organizations in Chicago and Minneapolis "fishing expeditions" that trample the rights of innocent people... (more)
Hearsay: When information becomes evidence
During a stint in Dallas, then-federal prosecutor Nathan Garrett worked on the case against five men connected with the Holy Land Foundation. The men were convicted last year on charges they funneled more than $12 million to the Palestinian group Hamas... (more)
Ethics Commission under fire after 'scolding' by attorney general
The attorney general's office slapped the commission for what it called its flagrant neglect of freedom of speech rights in attempting to enforce a confidentiality statute... (more)
Ethics commission charges against whistleblower heard
A campaign consultant faced a Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission meeting Wednesday in Topeka on charges that he provided the press with details of a complaint he filed with the commission about a rival’s possible misuse of campaign finances... (more)