No Ho Ho Ho or Be Merry for Hostess



According to legend, a Twinkie has an indefinite shelf life.  The outcome of the most-recent Hostess Brands, Inc. bankruptcy might put that legend to the test.  After rounds of labor negotiations, Hostess could not reach an agreement with all of its union employees to accept wage, pension, and benefit reductions.  The company announced its plan to cease operations and liquidate its assets on November 16, 2012. The Hostess story has local ties, as the company …

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Greg Klenda, New Chairman of the Board for Go Wichita!



Member Greg Klenda is well known for his extensive community service, including his participation in the Go Wichita! Convention & Visitors Bureau.   On November 16, 2012, Greg was officially welcomed as its new 2013 Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Go Wichita! annual meeting.   Previously serving this organization as a member of its Executive Committee and Board Treasurer, Greg has an acute understanding of the group’s goals and direction.   Greg brings with …

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Klenda Austerman’s Aviation Law Practice Group Attends NBAA



Members of the Klenda Austerman LLC aviation law practice group attended the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 65th Annual Meeting & Convention held in Orlando, Florida. It is the largest event of the year for the business aviation industry, bringing together businesses and individuals from all segments of the business aviation industry around the world. Aircraft and parts manufacturers use this event to unveil and launch new products.                                               NBAA is a great opportunity for firm …

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Peier Attends National Multiple Sclerosis Society Leadership Conference



Member Jeffrey D. Peier attended the 2012 National Multiple Sclerosis Society (“NMSS”) Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, from November 8 to November 10, 2012.  Jeff is a member of the National Volunteer Leadership Council and the Midwest Volunteer Leadership Council, and also participated as a voting member of the annual Delegate Assembly. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mid America Chapter of the NMSS and is Chairman of …

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Refuse To Submit To a Blood Alcohol Test and Be Charged With a Crime – Is It True???



Yes. You may now be charged for a crime – possibly a felony – for refusing a breath, blood or urine test in connection with a DUI investigation in Kansas. Substantial changes to Kansas law took effect in on July 1, 2012 and if you have refused a breath, blood or urine test in connection with a DUI investigation since that date, you may be charged with the crime of “Refusing To Submit To a …

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Hawker Beechcraft Wants Money to Pay Executives



On July 13, 2012, Hawker Beechcraft filed an 83 page motion asking a federal bankruptcy court for permission to pay its current leadership team more money.  Local news station KWCH interviewed KlendaAusterman attorney, Eric W. Lomas, to provide an explanation of what the filing means in reality. “In this case it’s important to point out that Hawker is still operating, they’re in bankruptcy and they’re trying to do two distinct important things at the same …

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Enhance Community Project



Associate Attorney Aaron Good recently led a team of volunteers during the recent Young Professionals of Wichita’s Enhance Community Project.  The Enhance Community Project brought together a group of about 150 young professionals  from in and around the City to revitalize the exteriors of ten homes in north Wichita.  Aaron was involved early on with the project, attending meetings and helping prepare for the day of the event, and showed up bright and early on …

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Klenda BowlingTeam Makes Impressive Showing at Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake



On April 14, 2012, the bowling teams of Klenda Austerman were out in full force raising money for the Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. Appearing for the 7th time in the Law Firm Bowl, Klenda maintained high hopes of securing the travelling champion’s trophy for the 4th consecutive year by raising the most funds of all participating law firms. Klenda sadly fell this year to 2nd place, but several individual bowlers redeemed the 1st place …

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Klenda Austerman continues its nearly thirty year tradition of support for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society



On March 31, staff and attorneys of Klenda Austerman will participate in Walk MS in Wichita, Kansas to help raise awareness of, and continue fundraising efforts for, the fight against Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  Approximately 400,000 people in the United States suffer from MS.  Between today and the day of the Wichita Walk MS, over 200 people will be diagnosed with the disease, which causes damage to the central nervous system.  It typically affects those between …

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Knowing Your Rights When Arrested For DUI



Substantial changes to the laws governing the issuance and prosecution of DUIs in Kansas took effect on July 1, 2011.  If you were arrested for a DUI in Kansas after July 1, 2011, your rights with regard to the use of ignition interlock devices, driver’s license suspensions and more, are affected.  It is imperative that you know your rights and responsibilities under the law.  For example, you may not understand that if you are arrested …

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