Author Archives: Robert Flynn

U.S. Constitutional

Background on the U.S. Constitution The “founding fathers” memorialized the original 13 colonies’ independence from England in the form of a singular document:  the Constitution.  Given that it was based to a large extent upon English legal principles, the American … Continue reading

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Mediation in Family Law Cases

Mediation in family law cases is becoming more and more popular.  A majority of family court judges mandate that parents mediate their case before even scheduling a trial.  The reason for mediation’s popularity is that it allows parties to resolve … Continue reading

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Negligent Hiring and Related Claims

If an employee causes damages while on the job, and those damages were reasonably foreseeable or preventable, his or her employer may be guilty of negligent hiring, negligent retention, negligent supervision, or negligent training. Negligent Hiring If you were damaged, … Continue reading

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Flaws in Kansas and Missouri Texting While Driving Laws

With some limited exceptions, Kansas Statute Annotated 8-15,111 prohibits writing, sending, and reading written communications on a wireless communications device while operating a motor vehicle on a public road (i.e. texting while driving). Missouri Revised Statute 304.820 has substantially the … Continue reading

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Flynn Law Firm Accepts LiteCoin Payment

The Flynn Law Firm now accepts the cryptocurrency Litecoin (LTC) as payment for legal services.  The Flynn Law firm has accepted its more well-known cryptocurrency cousin, Bitcoin (BTC), since October 2013.  (Of course, traditional forms of payment are still welcome.) … Continue reading

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Taxation of Lawsuit Settlements

It’s natural to wonder, “How will my lawsuit settlement be taxed?”  Indeed, this is a question that should be addressed before even deciding to settle a personal-injury lawsuit in the first place, because the tax treatment of lawsuit settlements are … Continue reading

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State of Kansas v. Stevenson: The Supreme Court of Kansas rules that the odor of alcohol, alone, does not establish the probable cause needed to search a vehicle

The Fourth Amendment protects us from unreasonable searches and seizures.  In Kansas, courts view any search conducted without a warrant as unreasonable per se under the Fourth Amendment, unless the State can fit the search into one of the recognized … Continue reading

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Piercing the Corporate Veil in Missouri: Personal Liability for Corporate Shareholders and LLC Members

The subject of piercing the corporate veil to attain personal liability against corporate shareholders and LLC members in Missouri is a frequent topic of conversation in our business-transactions and business-litigation law practice at The Flynn Law Firm.   The most fundamental premise … Continue reading

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The Flynn Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

In order to accommodate a growing pool of technologically savvy individuals, businesses, and entrepreneurs, The Flynn Law Firm is proud to announce that we began accepting payment in Bitcoins on October 18, 2013.  Whether the legal matter is Bitcoin-related or not, … Continue reading

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Bitcoin Litigation

By now, many people in the developed world have heard of Bitcoins–the electronically traded virtual currency–which have been around for several years now; but litigation over Bitcoins is just this year starting to heat up.  For instance, earlier this year … Continue reading

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