Ian Cooper and Mollie Mohan Win Appeal After Successful Trial

In December of 2018, Ian Cooper and Mollie Mohan won a Judgment for the City of Columbia, Missouri in Boone County Circuit Court.  The case, Sanders v. City of Columbia, involved a former Police Officer for the City who was dismissed following his use of force on a prisoner in a holding cell.  The former
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Firm Victories, Labor and Employment, Appellate Practice, 2020, Ian P. Cooper, Mollie G. Mohan

Ian Cooper and Mollie Mohan Win Trial for City of Columbia in Case Receiving National Media Coverage

Ian Cooper and Mollie Mohan won a Judgment for the City of Columbia, Missouri, on December 31, 2018, in Boone County Circuit Court.  The case, Sanders v. City of Columbia, involved a former Police Officer for the City who was dismissed following his use of force on a prisoner in a holding cell.  The former
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Firm Victories, Appellate Practice, 2019, Ian P. Cooper, Mollie G. Mohan

Missouri Supreme Court Rules That Circuit Court Can’t Deny Jim Layton’s Client an Appeal by Refusing to Enter Final Judgment

On February 13, 2019 the Missouri Supreme Court granted a writ of mandamus ordering a circuit judge in Boone County, Missouri to finally act in a case briefed and argued by Jim Layton, who leads Tueth Keeney’s appellate practice. The argument last September was Jim’s 93d appearance before that court. Jim’s client, Jennifer Henderson, has
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Firm Victories, Appellate Practice, 2019, James R. Layton

Rob Jackstadt and Chad Watkins Win at the Appellate Court

Last month, the Fifth District Appellate Court of Illinois found in favor of the Village of Bethalto, as it affirmed the circuit court’s decision that plaintiff Cedarhurst of Bethalto Real Estate, LLC did not have standing to bring its complaint against the Village.  The appellate court held that Plaintiff could not bring any of its
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Firm Victories, Illinois Education Law, 2018, Robert L. Jackstadt

Aigner Carr and Ian Cooper Win Summary Judgment for Missouri College

Aigner Carr and Ian Cooper won summary judgment for Culver-Stockton College on November 2, 2018, in the Lewis County Circuit Court. After successfully obtaining dismissal of a Title IX federal lawsuit in 2017 brought by the same plaintiff, Ian and Aigner defeated the plaintiff’s subsequent common law tort claims brought in state court. Aigner successfully
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Firm Victories, Higher Education Law, 2018, Aigner S. Carr, Ian P. Cooper

Rob Jackstadt and Chad Watkins Succeed in Reversing Regional Board of School Trustees’ Decision

On June 11, 2018, the Williamson County Circuit Court reversed a decision by the Regional Board of School Trustees of Franklin-Johnson-Massac-Williamson Counties that authorized a property detachment from a client district. On the strength of briefs written by Rob Jackstadt and Chad Watkins and Jackstadt’s oral argument, the Court reversed the Board of Trustees’ decision
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Firm Victories, Illinois Education Law, 2018, Robert L. Jackstadt

Missouri Supreme Court overrules PSC–and Court of Appeals, Western District

Today the Missouri Supreme Court overruled both the Missouri Public Service Commission and the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, in a victory for a company trying to build a transmission line to carry wind-generated energy from western Kansas to Missouri and to states farther east. Concluding that it was bound by a recent decision
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Firm Victories, Appellate Practice, 2018, James R. Layton

Ian Cooper and Jenna Lakamp obtain judgment for University on former employee’s national origin discrimination and retaliation claims

Ian Cooper and Jenna Lakamp recently obtained summary judgment for Southern Illinois University in a case entitled Tamari v. Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University. The plaintiff in the case, a former employee at the University’s Edwardsville campus, alleged that she was discriminated against on the basis of her national origin, and that the
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Firm Victories, Higher Education Law, 2018, Ian P. Cooper, Jenna M. Lakamp

Ian Cooper And Kate Nash Win Dismissal Of Title IX Claims Against College

Ian Cooper and Kate Nash won the dismissal of a Title IX case brought against a Missouri College in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The plaintiff was a recruit visiting campus who claimed that the College violated Title IX with regard to an alleged assault by a student at
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Firm Victories, Higher Education Law, 2016, Ian P. Cooper, Kate L. Nash

Ian Cooper Wins Dismissal of Faculty Member’s Defamation Claims

Ian Cooper won dismissal of a faculty member’s claims against a former Dean at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville in the Circuit Court of Madison County, Illinois on October 16, 2015.  The faculty member claimed that the former Dean and another administrator made defamatory statements about the faculty member. Ian successfully argued that the Circuit
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Firm Victories, Higher Education Law, 2015, Ian P. Cooper