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Spencer Fane’s Insights contain a wealth of information on our firm, our attorneys and our recent activities, as well as upcoming events. If you need further information please contact the marketing department.

Latest News

January 8, 2015
Spencer Fane is pleased to announce the addition of five attorneys to its Municipal, Health Care and Real Estate groups.
General News
January 7, 2015
Spencer Fane Britt & Browne Partner Philip Pearlman has been named to 5280 magazine’s first-ever Top Lawyers of 2015, recognizing the “city’s best counselors” in 46 different practice areas throughout the Denver metropolitan area.
General News
January 5, 2015
The Kansas City Business Journal featured Spencer Fane Partner Michael McCann in a Dec. 31, 2014, article discussing his recent experience in putting together two major transactions for Kansas City's own Boulevard Brewing and Bend, Ore.-based 10 Barrell Brewing.
General News
December 31, 2014
December 18, 2015
The Springfield Business Journal recently recognized Spencer Fane Britt & Browne as “an upstart local competitor” in an article highlighting its continued growth since establishing a presence in Springfield in June.
General News

Latest Publications

January 30, 2015
As I’ve noted before in these columns, an implied warranty disclaimer is an essential part of your terms and conditions.  But giving an effective disclaimer is sometimes easier said than done, especially when you do not sell your product directly to the end user, but rather through a wholesaler, retailer, or other intermediary.
Blogs
January 22, 2015
Shortly before issuing his State of the Union address, President Obama released a proposed federal law mandating notification to individuals whose personal information is compromised in certain data breaches.  Not long ago, I wouldn’t have written about this issue in a Manufacturer’s Corner column, but since I recently decided that the Internet of Things will expose manufacturers to litigation over data privacy, it seems appropriate.
Blogs
January 19, 2015
Last week, on January 13, 2015, EPA issued its new “Definition of Solid Waste” Final Rule in the Federal Register at 80 Fed. Reg. 1694. This new rulemaking will have significant impacts regarding how secondary hazardous materials are recycled and exempted from the hazardous waste regulations. Unless challenged (and by all accounts it appears at least certain aspects may be litigated based on initial comments by various industrial sectors) the rule becomes effective on July 13, 2015, where EPA is the authorized implementing agency (Iowa, Alaska, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Because RCRA is a federally delegated program, other states will have to adopt the more stringent aspects of the rule discussed below.
Blogs
January 17, 2015
If you’re in business, chances are you’ve experienced unfair marketing tactics by one or more of your competitors. Such tactics may include false or misleading advertising or representations concerning the nature or quality of the competitor’s products or services. Or, they may consist of false or misleading statements about what you sell. You need not stand by while your competition engages in such underhanded tactics.
Blogs
January 17, 2015
In a case in which the Eighth Circuit found against a debtor on her claim against a collection agency based on the FDCPA, the court nevertheless adopted a standard followed by other circuits in defining when a communication is “…in connection with the collection of any debt” for purposes of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), 15 U.S.C. §§ 1692 et seqSarah McIvor v. Credit Control Services, Inc., No. 14-1164 (December 4, 2014).
Blogs

Upcoming Events

February 1, 201507:30
As a human resource professional, you face a wide array of business challenges—and no one understands them more than your fellow HR colleagues. To help you tackle your role strategically, Spencer Fane and Austin Peters invite you to join our yearlong HR peer group, where you’ll meet monthly with other HR professionals to explore how you can make a more significant contribution to your organization.

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