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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American Airlines Tries to Straighten Up (its finances) and Fly Right



While most of the nation was fighting off the urge to snooze into a tryptophan-induced coma following Thanksgiving dinner last November, attorneys for AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, were busy preparing the company for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  In a follow up to that story that made holiday headlines, American Airlines recently announced that it will cut up to 14,000 jobs in an effort to lower labor costs and get out of bankruptcy. …

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Kansas-based legacy law firm changes name to Klenda Austerman



Klenda, Mitchell, Austerman & Zuercher, LLC. has changed its name to Klenda Austerman LLC after recently celebrating 40 years in business.  The change, effective immediately, stems in part from partner Alex Mitchell leaving to establish his own practice. “We wish Alex well as he moves on,” Gary Austerman says, “while we look forward to the next stage of our firm’s ongoing professional journey.” Klenda Austerman, attorneys at law, employs a team approach to provide legal …

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Klenda, Mitchell, Austerman & Zuercher LLC marks 40th anniversary



Klenda, Mitchell, Austerman & Zuercher, LLC marked its 40th anniversary in 2011. During 2011 we commemorated this milestone with our 40/Forty Project.  Our staff, attorneys and family members achieved our goal of completing 40 community service projects giving back to the community that has given us so much.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT



The Recent Debate “Raising Cain” In the Workplace The recent debate over the sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain has focused on potential political implications and whether Mr. Cain’s campaign can handle and survive these issues.  The media has largely ignored what role, if any, Mr. Cain’s former employer may have played in investigating and dealing with its employees’ complaints.  An employer that fails to investigate and respond to an employee’s complaint of inappropriate conduct …

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Project #23: Wichita Autumn Trails Classic MS Bike Ride



The Wichita Autumn Trails MS Bike Ride is a two-day fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the event. The 150 mile, two-day ride began and ended in Derby, with optional overnights in Winfield, and the route passed through the towns of Mulvane, Belle Plaine, and Udall. There were three route options on the first day (40, 75, or 100 mile-century). Cyclists participated as an individual or a …

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