News and Updates

Employer friendly changes to Missouri employment laws: what you should know - May 24, 2017
MISSOURI LEGISLATURE PASSES EMPLOYER FRIENDLY REFORMS TO MISSOURI EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION LAWS   On May 8, 2017, lawmakers passed sweeping changes to Missouri’s employment discrimination and retaliation laws. Almost all of these changes are employer-friendly, most notably amendments to … Continue reading
Parisi elected to Young Lawyers Board - May 16, 2017
Kansas City – Julie Parisi, associate attorney, was elected to the 2017-18 Lawyers Association of Kansas City – Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors.   The Young Lawyers Section of LAKC is comprised of members under 35 or who have graduated … Continue reading
Generate Sales – Not Litigation – With Loyalty Programs - May 2, 2017
Done right, loyalty programs are a great way to incentivize repeat customers and attract new ones.   Here are some legal tips for operating loyalty programs that generate sales, not litigation:   Always keep in mind you are entering into … Continue reading
Hiersteiner named Baron of the Boardroom - April 4, 2017
Kansas City- Joseph L.  Hiersteiner, shareholder, was named Baron of the Boardroom by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.  Hiersteiner joined Seigfreid Bingham in 2003 and has been practicing law in Kansas City for  40 years. From 2006 through 2014, … Continue reading
Phishing is No April Fools’ Day Fun: FTC Advice to Companies - April 4, 2017
When internet scammers mimic reputable businesses to trick consumers into giving their personal information, it doesn’t just hurt the consumers, it hurts the good name of the companies they are impersonating. By taking preventive action and by offering immediate advice … Continue reading
Time for Spring Cleaning: How to Establish Transparency & Trust in Ad Agency Contracts - March 7, 2017
  The Department of Justice continues to investigate bid rigging by ad agencies to favor in-house production companies. This follows the Association of National Advertiser’s December report on transparency in the digital and media world. Both are generating an enormous … Continue reading
Seigfreid Bingham gains victory in Apollo 11 artifact case - March 1, 2017
Houston, Texas – A ruling in federal court on February 24, 2017 ordered that a lunar bag used to carry moon rocks back from the Apollo 11 mission be returned to its rightful owner, Seigfried Bingham client, Nancy Lee Carlson. … Continue reading
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