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Latest News

October 23, 2014
Following recent announcements by both the IRS and the Social Security Administration, we now know most of the dollar amounts that employers will need to administer their benefit plans for 2015.
General News
October 13, 2014
Spencer Fane welcomes Elizabeth Wente as an Associate in the firm's Springfield, MO Labor & Employment practice group.
General News
October 8, 2014

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce the addition of three new attorneys. Joining the Springfield office are Wade Early in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group and Paul Satterwhite joins our Labor and Employment Group. Carl Desenberg is joining our St. Louis office and will be a part of the Real Estate Group.

General News
September 26, 2014
The Kansas City Business Journal announced its 2014 Best of the Bar and four Spencer Fane attorneys were among the honorees.
General News
September 19, 2014

Brian Peterson interviewed as expert in Labor Law.
General News

Latest Publications

October 23, 2015
Following recent announcements by both the IRS and the Social Security Administration, we now know most of the dollar amounts that employers will need to administer their benefit plans for 2015.
October 16, 2014
The Third Circuit recently affirmed denial of certification of a class of patients who alleged that the medical testing company, Quest Diagnostics, Inc., routinely overbilled patients.  See Grandalski, et a. v. Quest Diagnostics, Inc., et al., No. 13-4329 (September 11, 2014).  Quest Diagnostics is the country’s largest provider of medical testing. 
Blogs
October 13, 2014
There’s an unwritten rule that if you blog about manufacturing, you must blog about the Internet of Things.  I blog about manufacturing, so here we are.
Blogs
October 9, 2014
This post comes to you based on a story by the always-excellent Matt Levine of BloombergView. Evidently Apple loaned a company called GT Advanced Technologies a bunch of money so GTAT could develop and supply Apple with sapphire screens for a long time. Anyway, there may have been a default under part of that agreement, and GTAT filed for bankruptcy protection because that default was going to ruin everything (at least according to industry speculation).
Blogs
October 7, 2014
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) recently released advisory regarding indicators related to human smuggling and human trafficking.  FinCEN states that that human smuggling involves: (1) acts or attempt to bring unauthorized aliens to or into the United States, (2) transporting them within the United States, (3) harbor unlawful aliens, (4) encourage entry of aliens or (5) conspire to commit these violations, knowingly or in reckless disregard of illegal status.  FinCEN states that human trafficking involves: (1) recruiting, (2) harboring, (3) transporting, (4) providing or (5) obtaining a person for forced labor or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud or coercion.
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