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School’s Out, But TCPA Class Action Continues

Class is dismissed, but there’s no vacation from consumers bringing class action lawsuits alleging violation of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Because class actions, by definition, must be brought on behalf of a sufficiently large number of similarly […]

To Avoid Kerfuffle, Canada Suspends Private Right to Sue Under Anti-Spam Law

As indicated in my June 6 blog post, the private right of action under Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL) was scheduled to take effect July 1, 2017.

But on June 7, the Canadian government announced it is suspending that private right to […]

Hey Hosers and Keeners, Canada Anti-Spam Law Changes Take Effect July 1

Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL) is important for all marketers, not just Canucks.

Its consent-first framework for email, SMS/texts and other commercial electronic messages (CEMs) took effect July 1, 2014. It applies to anyone sending CEMs to recipients living in or traveling […]

Employer friendly changes to Missouri employment laws: what you should know

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 the […]

Parisi elected to Young Lawyers Board

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 from law […]

Generate Sales – Not Litigation – With Loyalty Programs

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 a legal contract with […]

Hiersteiner named Baron of the Boardroom

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, he […]

Phishing is No April Fools’ Day Fun: FTC Advice to Companies

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 […]