News and Updates

New EHB Rule: Will it Get Trumped? - February 23, 2017
The term “essential health benefits” (EHBs) was one of many new concepts introduced by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) for group health plans. The ACA defines EHBs as the following ten categories of benefits:  ambulatory patient services, … Continue reading
Don’t Rush to Wave the Flag: Avoid False ‘Made in USA’ Claims - February 7, 2017
As President Trump tweets about U.S. companies moving manufacturing operations to other countries, and we debate about global trade, many American companies may wish to tout their products and support of American manufacturing through use of “Made in USA” or … Continue reading
The Football Game that Can’t Be Named : Basic Trademark and Other Rules - January 18, 2017
Super Bowl, there I said it. My use of the NFL’s registered trademark in this article is permitted under the legal defense of nominative fair use. But companies need to be wary of using the NFL’s Super Bowl trademark and … Continue reading
Johnson receives AWL President’s Award - December 9, 2016
Kansas City, Mo. – Shannon Cohorst Johnson, shareholder, received the President’s Award at the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City annual holiday gathering on December, 2, 2016. She received the award for her contributions to the board as … Continue reading
Bellemere honored by KCMBA - December 8, 2016
Fred Bellemere III, senior counsel,  was named as an honorary member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. This privilege is conferred on KCMBA members who have reached age 75, practiced law for more than 50 years, and have been … Continue reading
Vering honored by Martindale-Hubbell - December 7, 2016
John Vering, shareholder, has reached a milestone anniversary with Martindale-Hubbell. The organization has recognized Vering for 20 years as a Rated AV Preeminent.  This significant milestone signifies that from 1995-2015, Vering’s reviewed peers ranked him at the highest level of professional excellence for … Continue reading
Seigfreid Bingham Attorneys recognized in Super Lawyers - November 28, 2016
Attorneys from Seigfreid Bingham have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers®, including three as Rising Stars.  This designation honors outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. … Continue reading
Court Halts Overtime Rule - November 23, 2016
A federal judge in Texas entered a nationwide preliminary injunction on Tuesday prohibiting the Department of Labor from enforcing its new overtime rules. The new rules, released in May, were scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016.  The new rule … Continue reading
Litigation: The Cost of Doing Business - November 21, 2016
In this political climate, it is difficult to get everyone to agree on anything. I do not think I would get objection, however, to describing the legal environment for many businesses as somewhere between challenging and hostile.  And a large … Continue reading
ACA Section 1557: Are you complying? - November 14, 2016
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. The new rule “Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities,” prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, … Continue reading