Governor of Missouri Signs into Law Bills Passed in 2020 General Assembly

by Jim Layton Governor Parson has completed action on bills passed by the 2020 Missouri General Assembly. Many of the bills the governor signed may affect Tueth Keeney clients. Among the significant provisions of those bills, most of which become effective August 28:

  • The tort reform bill changes the law regarding punitive damages. It imposes new procedural requirements and a higher burden of proof, bars juries from basing punitive damage awards on harm to persons other than plaintiffs in
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SB 739 ““Anti-Discrimination Against Israel Act, Contracting Officers Beware”

by Lisa Berns The Missouri legislature’s truncated and recently completed 2020 session did not produce as much legislation as is typical. Nonetheless one of the few bills that has made it out of the capitol has some terms that (assuming it is not vetoed by Governor Parson) Missouri public school district and community college district officials should be fully aware of for all new contracts, requests for proposal and purchase orders going forward. Truly agreed to and finally passed Senate

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Prevailing Wage Repeal in Progress – Will Prevailing Wage Continue to Prevail in Missouri

April Blog post HB 104 ““ Prevailing Wage Repeal In Progress WILL PREVAILING WAGE CONTINUE TO PREVAIL IN MISSOURI? As Missouri public school districts are aware, the Missouri Prevailing Wage Law (located at RSMo. 290.210-290.340) (the “Act”) applies to construction projects and generally requires that workers employed by or on behalf of a public body for the “construction of public works, exclusive of maintenance work” be paid the prevailing hourly rate applicable to the county in which the public body

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Rob Jackstadt Presents at the 2016 Regional Conferences in Decatur and Mt. Vernon

On October 26-27, 2016, Rob Jackstadt presented at the 2016 Regional Conferences in Decatur and Mt. Vernon Illinois sponsored by the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBo) and the Illinois Association of School Personnel Association (“IASPA). Rob gave a presentation entitled “The Construction Process: Reducing Defects”. Robert L. Jackstadt practices in the areas of commercial, construction and education litigation. Rob has tried to a conclusion numerous jury and bench trials in federal and

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Tueth Keeney Shareholders Elect Three to Firm Management Committee

The shareholders of the law firm Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C. recently elected Firm attorneys Melanie Gurley Keeney, Ian P. Cooper, and Robert L. Jackstadt to the Firm’s Management Committee. Their duties are set to begin January 1, 2007. Melanie Gurley Keeney practices in the areas of employment, education and immigration law. Ian P. Cooper practices in the areas of commercial, employment, higher education, environmental and tort litigation. Robert L. Jackstadt practices in the areas

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Tueth Keeney Shareholders Elect Three to Firm Management Committee

The shareholders of the law firm Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C. recently elected Firm attorneys Melanie Gurley Keeney, Ian P. Cooper, and Robert L. Jackstadt to the Firm’s Management Committee. Their duties are set to begin January 1, 2007. Melanie Gurley Keeney practices in the areas of employment, education and immigration law. Ian P. Cooper practices in the areas of commercial, employment, higher education, environmental and tort litigation. Robert L. Jackstadt practices in the areas

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John Reynolds and Robert Jackstadt Win Jury Trial; Jury Awards $4.7 Million to Firm Clients in Commercial Litigation.

John Reynolds and Robert Jackstadt successfully completed a two-week trial in Madison County, Illinois and secured a verdict of approximately $4.7 million dollars on behalf of the firm’s clients. At issue in the trial was whether the defendants”™ horizontal directional drilling operations near the Wood River Refinery in Hartford, Illinois had damaged an underground sewer belonging to the Plaintiffs. On September 29, 2006 the jury found defendants liable and awarded almost $ 4.7 million in damages. The trial team for

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Lisa Berns is Featured Presenter at March 2005 National Business Institute Seminar Regarding Retail Leasing

Firm attorneys are often in demand as speakers and presenters for their expertise on legal topics. Tueth Keeney attorney Lisa Berns was a presenter at the National Business Institute’s recent seminar entitled “The Fundamentals of Successful Office and Retail Leasing in Missouri.” The program was held on March 2, 2005 in Clayton, Missouri. The National Business Institute serves the continuing education needs of attorneys, accountants, and other

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