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Bilingual Attorneys Part of the Firm’s Next Generation

This fall, the firm welcomed D. Pamela Saenz and Peter Qiu as new associates following law school graduation.  Unique to this class of attorneys is that they are both bilingual.  Peter’s parents were both Chinese born moving to United States in the early 1990s, with Peter being the first generation in his family to be born […]

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Super Lawyers Recognizes 6 Hite, Fanning & Honeyman Lawyers

We are proud to announce that we’ve been recognized by Super Lawyers,a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. Those recognized as Super Lawyers have not only had significant professional achievements but who are being recognized by peers. Super Lawyers are selected throughout the United States and represent excellence in the profession. […]

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Jingle all the way 2021!

The firm continues to support the community with their recent sponsorship of The Jingle. This annual holiday event benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities, providing the families of children in local hospitals a place to call home while they are away from home. This year the event was virtual and spread out over a few days […]

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Mackenzie Baxter brings her talents and compassion to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Associate Mackenzie Baxter recently joined the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita. The mission of RMHC is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. We know that Mackenzie will be an asset to the organization and we appreciate her making time […]

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Partner Linda Parks receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Partner Linda Parks was recently recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award from Washburn Law School. Of course, this came as no surprise to the HFH team! We have seen Linda excel in her profession every day, and in every way that she commits her talents to the firm and her clients.  Linda Parks was a […]

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RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS TO COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATES

The EEOC Offers Religious Exemption Guidance The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted updated and expanded technical assistance addressing religious exemptions to employer COVID-19 vaccine mandates.  The EEOC provided details of its view of employer obligations under Title VII when evaluating religious objections to COVID-19 vaccination mandates.  Some larger employers have been inundated with […]

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D. Pamela Saenz Joins the Firm as a New Associate

The firm is pleased to announce that Pam Saenz has joined us as an associate. She will primarily practice in the area of employment law, which includes corporate investigation, corporate management and worker’s compensation issues. Pam also brings her fluency in Spanish to the firm which will serve her well with international cases and clients. […]

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Peter Qiu Comes on Board as an Associate

Peter Qiu joins us as an associate after spending time working as one of summer associates and we could not be more pleased. Peter will be working with the civil litigation team, which serves clients in the areas of general litigation, aviation law, oil and gas law, healthcare and business...just to name a few.  Peter […]

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Can employers require the Covid-19 vaccine?

Employers are facing some new challenges during the current pandemic that may lead to legal questions. One such concern is if employers can require employees to get the Covid-19 vaccine, especially since it is still in an early phase of approval.

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HFH Recognized by 2021 Chambers & Partners

Great news! HFH is honored to be recognized by 2021 Chambers & Partners for our attorney's work in General Commercial Litigation. The firm has been named a Band 2 firm, with special acknowledgement of Jim Robinson (Band 1) and Don Gribble (Band 3). Additionally, Gaye Tibbets was named a Band 2 attorney for her Labor […]

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Linda Parks elected to the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association

Managing Partner Linda Parks will be serving on the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association. We don’t mind saying that this is a very prestigious position and Hite Fanning Honeyman is proud to be the career home to Linda. Since 1878 the American Bar Association has provided services and resources to members of […]

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NEW FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE FORMS HAVE BEEN ISSUED

By Kelly J. Rundell Employers with Family Medical Leave programs should be aware that the U. S. Department of Labor has issued new, easier-to-read forms.  Using the DOL’s model forms is optional because employers can develop their own forms that seek the same information.  The new model Notice of Eligibility and Rights and Responsibilities form […]

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Jon Newman appointed to Client Protection Fund Commission

We are pleased to announce that Jon Newman was appointed by Justice Luckert to serve a 3 year term on the Client Protection Fund Commission.The fund was created to offer compensation to clients who suffer economic loss as a result of dishonest actions by an active Kansas-licensed lawyer. Those actions must occur during the course […]

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Welcome Scott M. Hill Kansas Bar Foundation President 2020-201

Kansas Bar Foundation Facebook Announcement: Welcome Scott M. Hill Kansas Bar Foundation President 2020-201

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Jim Robinson Named to Steering Committee of Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) Task Force

Gov. Laura Kelly recently named Jim Robinson to the Steering Committee of her Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) Task Force which will advise her on the state's economic recovery during the COVID-19 emergency. The Recovery Office will be responsible for statewide distribution of at least $1.2 billion in federal economic recovery funding, serving both […]

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PROTECTING FROM DISCOVERY AN IN-HOUSE COUNSEL’S INVESTIGATION

Download PDF of this Article by F. James Robinson Not every company’s communication with its in-house counsel is privileged. Only confidential communications which involve the requesting or giving of legal advice are privileged. Dartez v. Peters, No. 15-3255-EFM-GEB,2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123178 *43, 2019 WL 3318185 (D. Kan. July 24, 2019). There must be a […]

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THE 30-DAY DEADLINE IN FEDERAL COURT TO FILE A MOTION TO COMPEL DISCOVERY MAY BE RELAXED WHILE THE PARTIES ARE MEETING AND CONFERING

Download PDF of this Article by F. James Robinson By rule, federal courts in the District of Kansas require that a motion to compel discovery be “filed and served within 30 days of the default or service of the response, answer, or objection that is the subject of the motion, unless the court extends the […]

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HILBURN V. ENERPIPE AND ITS IMPACT ON STATUTORY NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES CAPS IN KANSAS TORT ACTIONS

Download PDF of this Article by F. James Robinson On June 14, 2019, the Kansas Supreme Court in Hilburn v. Enerpipe Ltd (No. 112,765) struck down K.S.A. 60-19a02, which capped non-economic damages in personal injury actions.  Hilburn was an automobile negligence case. The jury awarded the injured plaintiff $335,000, comprising $33,490.86 in economic damages for medical expenses […]

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