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Michelle Stewart receives defense verdict for her client

Nov 21, 2017 - News by

Defense Verdict! Hinkle Member Michelle Stewart successfully defended her client before a Johnson County jury in the case of National Surety Corporation vs. United Heating & Cooling Inc., with the jury returning a verdict 12-0 for the Defendant on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The Plaintiff, an insurance company, sued Ms. […]

Overtime regulations on hold until further notice

Aug 21, 2017 - Employment Law by

November 23, 2016 – Jim Spencer Late yesterday afternoon, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction on the Department of Labor’s overtime regulations that were set to take effect on December 1, 2016. The injunction is nationwide. Preliminary injunctions are immediately appealable, so we would not be surprised […]

Discharging Student Loan Debt & the Brunner Test

Apr 25, 2017 - Bankruptcy by

Having your student loans discharged in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case is very difficult; you must show that repayment would cause you “undue hardship.” Because of this, many courts use a three-factor test, called the Brunner Test, to determine if you can meet the undue hardship requirement for student loan discharge. Recently, […]

Farmers Facing Foreclosure May Experience ‘Double Whammy’

Mar 9, 2017 - Blog by

If you are a farmer facing foreclosure, you should know about Chapter 12 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Also called a “Farm Bankruptcy,” Chapter 12 was created specifically for family farmers and is designed to provide flexibility because it takes into account the seasonal nature of the farming business. Chapter […]

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