A jury deliberated for less than three hours Thursday before finding two Schlitterbahn maintenance workers not guilty of obstructing an investigation into the 2016 death of Caleb Schwab on the Verruckt water slide in Kansas City, Kan. David Hughes and John Zalsman, charged in May with lying to investigators, left the Wyandotte County Courthouse cleared…

Attorney Anne M. Kindling – a litigator and former risk management manager at Topeka’s Stormont-Vail HealthCare, Inc. – has joined the firm of Joseph, Hollander & Craft, LLC, as it expands its statewide practice in health and hospital law. Kindling counsels organizations and individual health care providers in all health care-related areas of the law,…

Five attorneys from the Wichita, Topeka and Lawrence offices of Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC have been honored by the highly regarded Best Lawyers in America® – 2019 Edition, with two of them receiving “Lawyer of the Year” honors in their respective markets. Wichita Ross A. Hollander was named Wichita Lawyer of the Year in…

The Kansas statute prohibiting driving under the influence (“DUI”), K.S.A. 8-1567, categorizes the severity level of the crime based on how many prior DUI convictions the offender has. For example, DUI is a class B misdemeanor for someone who has no prior DUI convictions. But DUI is a felony for someone with three or more…

Chris Joseph and his colleagues on the defense bar noticed a dramatic uptick in grand jury indictments in Shawnee County—often on the eve of a preliminary hearing where a probable cause determination would have been made in open court, rather than in a closed grand jury proceeding. The practice of securing indictments using a grand…

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