Firm Attorneys are Featured Speakers at MOASBO’s Annual Support Personnel Conference

Melanie Keeney, Margaret Hesse and Madeline Magner spoke at the Missouri Association of School Business Officials’ Annual Fall Support Personnel Conference on November 12, 2012.  Ms. Keeney  spoke on the importance of conducting accurate background checks of applicants.  Ms. Hesse spoke on navigating employee requests for leaves of absences under the ADAAA, the FMLA and
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Legal Presentations, Missouri Education Law, 2012, Margaret A. Hesse, Melanie Gurley Keeney

Mollie Hennessee Joins Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C., as an Associate

Tueth Keeney is pleased to announce that Mollie Hennessee has joined the Firm as an associate. Mollie earned her J.D. at Saint Louis University School of Law in 2009, where she served as the Notes and Comments Editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal, and graduated magna cum laude.  Her undergraduate studies were also
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Firm Announcements, 2012

Tueth Keeney Attorney Melanie Keeney Presents for the MoASBO Conference

Melanie Gurley Keeney presented at the MoASBO (Missouri Association of School Business Officials) Support Personnel Conference on November 12, 2012 in the Camden on the Lake Resort, Lake Ozark, Missouri.  Ms. Keeney’s presentation was titled “Legal, Practical and PR Issues Surrounding Background Checks.” Melanie Gurley Keeney, a founding Shareholder of Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan &
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Legal Presentations, Missouri Education Law, 2012, Melanie Gurley Keeney

Tueth Keeney Attorney Melanie Keeney Presents at Association of Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar

Melanie Gurley Keeney presented at a CLE (Continuing Legal Education) seminar for the St. Louis Chapter of the ACC (Association of Corporate Counsel) on November 8, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work
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Legal Presentations, Labor and Employment, 2012, Melanie Gurley Keeney

Tueth Keeney Attorney Peter G. Yelkovac Quoted in Leading Publication for Surgeons Regarding Internet Defamation of Physicians

Firm Shareholder Pete Yelkovac was recently quoted in an article that appeared in the widely read magazine, Plastic Surgery Practice.  The article, entitled Real Stress from the Virtual World: Physicians and Online Ratings, highlighted the ever-growing challenges caused by anonymous online reviews of medical providers. Noting Yelkovac’s experience in the representation of physicians who have
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Legal Publications, 2012, Margaret A. Hesse

Tueth Keeney Attorney Melanie Keeney Presents for the NAFSA Region IV Conference

Melanie Gurley-Keeney presented at the NAFSA Region IV Conference on October 29, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.  NAFSA: Association of Internation Educators, is the world’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange.  Ms. Keeney’s presentation, titled, “Green Cards” — So Many Options, So Little Time…”  addressed the legal aspects of “Permanent Residency.” Melanie
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Legal Presentations, Immigration Law, 2012, Melanie Gurley Keeney

Celynda L. Brasher and Michelle H. Basi present at 35th Annual Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education Conference

Celynda L. Brasher and Michelle H. Basi presented at the 35th Annual MO-CASE Conference on September 24, 2012 at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.  The MO-CASE Conference is the largest annual meeting of Special Education Administrators held in the state.  Ms. Brasher and Ms. Basi’s presentation, titled, “Transitions:  The Big Two – Transition Plans
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Legal Presentations, Missouri Education Law, 2012, Celynda L. Brasher, Michelle H. Basi

Ian Cooper and Amy Leech Clendennen Win Appeal for Missouri State University

Ian Cooper and Amy Leech Clendennen won an appeal in the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Southern District for Missouri State University.  The appellant, Dr. Mary Anne Jennings, claimed that the University breached its covenant of good faith and fair dealing against the University, and further argued that she was entitled to a declaratory
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Firm Victories, Higher Education Law, 2012, Amy Clendennen, Ian P. Cooper

Tueth Keeney Completes Another Year of Successful School Law Seminars

“Close to 500 school superintendents, administrators and school board members from across the State of Missouri attended Tueth Keeney’s Annual School Law Seminars held in July, 2012. Tueth Keeney presents the seminars annually to clients and members of the education community on a broad range of legal topics that affect school districts.  The Seminars were
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Firm Seminars, Missouri Education Law, 2012, Amy Clendennen, Celynda L. Brasher, Kate L. Nash, Laura E. Hemmer, Margaret A. Hesse, Melanie Gurley Keeney, Michelle H. Basi

Ian Cooper wins important Seventh Circuit appeal on the sufficiency of a response to a complaint of sexual harassment

In a case of significance to all institutions of higher education and employers generally, Ian Cooper won a victory on behalf of Southern Illinois University before the U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit in the case Milligan vs. Southern Illinois University. In a 34-page, 2-1 decision, the Seventh Circuit affirmed the summary judgment that Ian
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Firm Victories, Higher Education Law, 2012, Ian P. Cooper, Kate L. Nash