Speaking Engagements:Jackie Longfellow to Present at NBI Missouri Employment Law Seminar
On February 9, Baker Sterchi Member Jackie Longfellow will present at a live virtual seminar on the topics of ADA accommodations, hiring and firing employees, and discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims.
Results:Baker Sterchi Obtains Dismissal of an Appeal of a Favorable Summary Judgment Ruling
Baker Sterchi recently obtained dismissal of an appeal from a summary judgment ruling in favor of its client, a telecommunications company.
Firm News:Betsy Miller Graduates from the Greater KC Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program
Baker Sterchi attorney Betsy Miller recently graduated from the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program.
Recognition:Baker Sterchi Attorneys Recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers
Illinois Super Lawyers 2023 has named Member Laura Beasley to its list of Super Lawyers and Members Meghan Kane and Greg Odom to its list of Rising Stars.
Results:Baker Sterchi Obtains Dismissal for Waste Management and Environmental Services Company
Baker Sterchi recently obtained dismissal of all claims against its client, a publicly traded waste management and environmental services company, in a negligence and contractual indemnification action.
Employment & Labor Law Blog:FTC Proposes Rule to Ban Non-Compete Agreements
In an area of law formerly left to the states, on January 5th, the Federal Trade Commission issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that seeks to implement a nationwide retroactive ban on non-compete agreements, with limited exceptions. The proposed rule would supersede state laws that are less protective of employees. See https://www.ftc.gov/legal-library/browse/federal-register-notices/non-compete-clause-rulemaking.
Publications:Greg Odom Toxic Tort Article Featured in IDC Quarterly Magazine
Baker Sterchi Member Greg Odom's article "Was Ford Motor Co. v. Mont. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct. Actually a Game-Changer for Toxic Tort Defendants?" was recently featured in an edition of the Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly Magazine.
Firm News:Baker Sterchi Welcomes Eighteen New Attorneys from Foland Wickens
Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is pleased to welcome eighteen new attorneys in Kansas City and Springfield as part of its merger with Foland, Wickens, Roper, Hofer & Crawford, P.C., effective Jan. 1, 2023.
Insurance Law Blog:No Liability Coverage for Company Owner Operating Personal Vehicle in Course and Scope of Employment (Illinois Court of Appeals)
In a DJ action filed by a commercial liability carrier, an Illinois Appellate Court held that an insurer had no duty to defend or indemnify a self-employed driver who was operating his personal vehicle during the course and scope of employment.
Publications:IDC Publishes Diversity and Inclusion Article by Branden Brooks
The Illinois Defense Counsel (IDC) recently published an article written by Baker Sterchi attorney Branden Brooks about his experience as a lawyer with a speech impediment.