Firm News:Sarah Cramer Appointed to Association of Legal Administrators' Board of Directors
Sarah Cramer, the Director of Human Resources at Baker Sterchi, has been appointed to the prestigious Association of Legal Administrators' (ALA) Board of Directors for the 2024-2025 term.
Kansas Law Blog:Home Sweet Home: Kansas Federal Court Finds Homeowner's Policy Coverage Subject to Residency Requirements
In a recent ruling, the United States District Court for the District of Kansas held that an insurance provider retains the right to withhold coverage under a homeowner's policy designated as "residence premises" in instances where the insured did not actually reside on the premises.
Product Liability Law Blog:Plaintiff Denied Review of Huffing Death Case Dismissal
This post is an update to a prior blog post where we discussed a Kansas federal court dismissing a plaintiff's product liability claims based on Kansas's illegality defense. That case was noteworthy because it was the first time any court had applied Kansas's illegality defense to bar product liability claims.
Firm News:Laura Beasley Appointed Chair of Illinois Fifth District Court Character and Fitness Committee
Baker Sterchi Member Laura Beasley has been appointed by Illinois Supreme Court Justice David K. Overstreet as the Chair of the 5th District Court Character and Fitness Committee. Committee members are in charge of evaluating the moral character and general fitness of applicants to practice law.
Employment & Labor Law Blog:EEOC Issues Its Year End Litigation Round Up and Strategic Enforcement Plan for the Next 5 Years
In its 2023 year end litigation round up and strategic enforcement plan for fiscal years 2024-28, the EEOC highlights its increased enforcement activities over the past year, and new areas of emphasis for future enforcement.
Publications:Mike McMullen's Passion for Photography Featured in MO/KS Super Lawyers Magazine
Baker Sterchi Member Mike McMullen is featured in the 2023 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers magazine for his black-and-white photography. The article, titled "The Whole World Just Goes Slow Motion," delves into McMullen's journey as a photographer, revealing how he transformed his passion into a business in the early 2000s, establishing a gallery and attending art fairs across the country.
Firm News:Paul Venker Elected Trustee of The Supreme Court of Missouri Historical Society
Baker Sterchi attorney Paul Venker has been elected as a trustee of The Supreme Court of Missouri Historical Society.
Firm News:Baker Sterchi Hosts ALFA 2023 Construction Regional Seminar
On November 14, Baker Sterchi had the honor of hosting an ALFA International Construction Practice Group Regional Seminar.
Healthcare Law Blog:Illinois Supreme Court Determines Termination on Death Clause Voids Long-Term Care Arbitration Agreement
Illinois Supreme Court resolves appellate court dispute by ruling a resident's death can terminate entire arbitration clause due to the termination-on-death clause -- even actions that survive through the Illinois Survival Act.
Recognition:Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Recognizes Thirty-Three Baker Sterchi Attorneys
Thirty-three Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorneys are recognized in the 2023 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars publication. The Super Lawyers publication recognizes lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.