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Category Archives: Kansas Law

So, You Want to Make Federal Case Out of It?

When we were all kids, sometimes, to make the point that too much was being made of a situation, we used to say something to the effect, “you don’t have to make a federal case out of it.” Consequently, many of us grew up believing that a federal lawsuit involved anything with substantial issues or […]

The locality rule

In malpractice law there is a concept known as the “locality rule”. Proof of malpractice requires that the claimant demonstrate that the opposing party committed an act inconsistent with the standards of care of his or her profession as established by members of the same profession in the same or similar communities. As the rule […]

How does a court judgement affect a debtor’s homestead after death?

When a judgment is rendered, any real estate owned by the debtor in the county where the judgment is obtained becomes burdened with a lien in favor of the judgment creditor for the amount of his or her judgment. This is called a judgment lien and it may be thought of as having the same […]

The Collateral Source Rule

Kansas Law Under the law of Kansas, when an injured party seeks damages in court for personal injury, that person is entitled to recover his or her medical expenses. The fact that some of the medical expense was paid for by another source, such as the injured party’s own insurance or Medicare generally doesn’t matter. […]