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Tenant Rights to Terminat…

Tenant Rights to Terminate a Lease

Dear Tai: My landlord won’t fix anything and is in breach of my lease for other reasons. I want to stop paying rent and move out immediately. Because the landlord won’t comply, can I say “bye-bye?” - Sincerely, Very Angry Tenant Read More
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Parent’s Rights and Responsibilities in a Child In Need of Care Case

Parents going through a Child In Need of Care Case often find themselves in a situation that is intimidating, complicated, confusing and overwhelming. The first step to a successful outcome is to secure an attorney familiar with this area of law. Read More
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The Rise of the Oligopoly and the Arbitration Clause

[Originally published in the Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, Vol. 39, Issue 5 (May 2016); Republished by Colorado Trial Lawyer’s Association, Jan. 2017] Several years ago, I had a friendly lunchtime discussion with a colleague ab… Read More
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Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later: The Importance of Paying to Get It Right

Unfortunately many people hire an attorney long after they should have and “pay me later” becomes “pay me a lot more to solve a problem than it would have cost to prevent the problem.” Read More
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Can My Boss Withhold My Wages? Your Rights Under the KWPA.

The Kansas Wage Payment Act (KWPA) governs the payment of “wages,” which are “compensation for labor or services rendered by an employee, whether the amount is determined on a time, task, piece, commission, or other basis,” minus any authoriz… Read More
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Declarations and Neighborhood Restrictions

Declarations and Neighborhood Restrictions go under different names but the result is the same. Read More
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What Happens when the Buyer Walks from the Deal?

Many times we think the seller will just take the earnest money and we can walk away. It may not be that simple. Read More
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Installment Sales Contracts for the Purchase of Real Estate and Equitable Foreclosure: Buyer and Owner Beware

Installment sale contracts are a popular method to transfer real estate, especially when obtaining traditional financing from a bank is simply not possibly for the buyer. Bad credit, excessive credit card debt, a previous bankruptcy — there are a m… Read More
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Investigating Your Own: Ethical Issues with Internal Investigations

On Thursday, May 28, 2015, Shaye Downing presented at the 27th Annual Heartland Labor & Employment Law Institute in Overland Park, Kansas. Her presentation addressed ethical issues with internal investigations, including the application of attorn… Read More
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5 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Protection From Abuse/Protection from Stalking

What is the difference between a Protection from Abuse case and a Protection from Stalking case? A protection order is available under the Protection from Abuse Act if you are or have been in a dating relationship with the defendant, reside or former… Read More
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