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Latest News

Earlier today, the 21st edition of the Best Lawyers in America© list was published and named 37 Spencer Fane attorneys. Four of these attorneys were also listed as Lawyers of the Year, an honor given to a single outstanding attorney in each practice area and designated metropolitan area.
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP is expanding its Springfield office by adding two attorneys. Jon Cline and Kevin Hoffmeyer will join the firm’s growing real estate practice group.  

July 30, 2014
Mike Hockley, a Spencer Fane partner, participated in Ingram’s industry outlook roundtable discussion on July 9, 2014. The discussion’s focus: “The Military Factor: Economic Might, Talented Workers.” It included men who have served in the military and are now executives in Kansas City businesses.
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The Business Leadership Network of Greater Kansas City (BLN-GKC) was recently recognized as the July 2014 Spotlighted Affiliate by the United States Business Leadership Network (USBLN). Specially showcased was Spencer Fane’s employment law attorney, Sue Willman.
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July 8, 2014
Spencer Fane is proud to announce that Gary Powell, a Partner in our Springfield office, has been named one of Springfield Business Journal’s Men of the Year for 2014.
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Latest Publications

August 21, 2014
The Seventh Circuit recently affirmed dismissal of a putative class action alleging that a major airline improperly calculated frequent-flyer miles.  In Han v. United Continental Holdings, Inc. et al., No. 13-3871, decided August 11, 2014, the plaintiff, Hongbo Han, filed a putative class action against United Air Lines, Inc. and related entities (“United”) alleging it breached the terms of its frequent-flyer program, called the “MileagePlus Program.”
August 19, 2014
In the case of J-McDaniel Construction Co., Inc. v. Mid-Continent Casualty Company, the Eighth Circuit, applying Arkansas law, had occasion to explore the scope of a home builder’s coverage under its Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy. No. 13-267, August 4, 2014.
August 17, 2014
In our last installment in this series, we looked at the express warranty portion of an effective limited warranty.  We now turn our attention to the importance of shortening the limitations period for bringing a warranty claim.  Please remember that, for our purposes here, we’re assuming a non-consumer sale.
August 7, 2014
On July 23, 2014, Representative Cedric Richmond introduced the Providing Opportunities for Savings, Transactions, and Lending Act of 2014 (also referred to as the POSTAL Act of 2014).  The bill proposes that the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) be allowed to provide some financial services, including small-dollar loans, checking accounts, and interest-bearing savings accounts.
August 6, 2014
Pat and I recently had the opportunity to publish an article with Practical Law, called "Manufacturing Custom-made Goods in the United States."

Upcoming Events

September 10, 201401:00 - 04:30
Join Spencer Fane's Employee Benefits Practice Group for a free, half-day seminar. We'll start with a primer on how to survive a DOL or IRS audit, and then follow with updates concerning both retirement plans and health & welfare plans. A reception will follow.