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April 21, 2016
Missouri Lawyers Weekly recently published an article written by Spencer Fane Partner Larry Jenab on the surprising truth behind the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Montanile v. Board of Trustees of the National Elevator Industry Health Benefit Plan.
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April 15, 2016
Spencer Fane Partner Denise Portnoy has been named a 2016 “40 Under Forty” by Ingram’s Magazine, Kansas City’s premier business publication. Each year, the publication recognizes the 40 most accomplished individuals under the age of 40 in the Kansas City metropolitan area based on professional successes, as well as community involvement.
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April 13, 2016
St. Louis Small Business Monthly recently announced that Spencer Fane Partner Jim Dankenbring has been selected for inclusion in its Top 100 People to Know in Business.
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April 11, 2016
Spencer Fane LLP is making a long-term commitment to support the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, a nonprofit dedicated to hosting Shakespeare performances, free to all.
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April 6, 2016
Spencer Fane attorney Nate Orr recently published an article in Ingram’s Magazine, discussing the necessity of adaptation in the evolving legal industry. In the article, Nate addresses major changes that have occurred in the modern client-attorney relationship and provides guidance for those wishing to adapt to meet clients’ new expectations.
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Latest Publications

April 7, 2016
The aircraft buyer in Wedderburn Corporation v. Jetcraft Corporation learned the hard way that a contract term calling for delivery of an airworthy aircraft with discrepancies repaired would not protect the buyer under all circumstances.
April 6, 2016
After years of effort, the Department of Labor released final rules on April 6, 2016, that will substantially alter the way investment advice is provided to ERISA plans, their participants, and even non-ERISA IRAs.
April 1, 2016
With the effective date for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (“CJR”) program now upon us, we wanted to take a moment to highlight key steps that affected hospitals should be pursuing if they wish to realize the benefits of – or at a minimum, avoid potential adverse consequences of – this new payment model.
March 30, 2016
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(3) requires that, before a class is certified, a district court must find that questions of law or fact common to class members predominate over questions affecting only individual members.” In a recent decision by the Supreme Court, the majority explained that “[i]n a case where representative evidence is relevant in proving a plaintiff’s individual claim, that evidence cannot be deemed improper because the claim is brought on behalf of a class.” Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo, et al., No. 14-1146, 2016 WL 1092414 (S. Ct. 2016).
March 27, 2016
On March 25, 2016, 81 Fed. Reg. 16286, OSHA issued a new final rulemaking to reduce silica dust exposure that will directly affect more than 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush, or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, and 300,000 workers in general industry operations such as brick manufacturing, foundries, and hydraulic fracturing. OSHA explains that silica dust exposure occurs in common workplace operations involving cutting, sawing, drilling, and crushing of concrete, brick, block, rock, and stone products (such as construction tasks), and operations using sand products (such as in glass manufacturing, foundries, sand blasting, and hydraulic fracturing).

Upcoming Events

May 26, 2016
Casey Murray and Sue Willman will present “Legal and HR Trends and Outlook”

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