Jim Layton Addressed City Officials Regarding Redistricting in a Webinar Sponsored by the Missouri Municipal League

On August 25, 2021, Jim Layton addressed city officials regarding redistricting in a webinar sponsored by the Missouri Municipal League. Cities and other political subdivisions that elect governing bodies in geographic districts must draw new district lines to reflect the results of the 2020 U.S. Census. The detailed data from the 2020 Census was released
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Legal Presentations, Appellate Practice, 2021, James R. Layton

Jim Layton named to “Power list of Appellate Attorneys”

Missouri Lawyers Weekly has named Tueth Keeney’s Jim Layton to its “Power List of Appellate Attorneys.”  The list was compiled by the Lawyers’ Weekly editorial team, based on appellate opinions, interviews with attorneys and other leaders, and its archive of significant appeals.  Lawyers’ Weekly noted that Jim has argued more than 90 times before the
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Honors and Awards, Appellate Practice, 2021, James R. Layton

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

Jim Layton Leads American Academy of Appellate Lawyers Task Force on Remote Oral Argument

Appellate advocacy has changed quickly and dramatically since the arrival of COVID-19, with courts across the country using audio and video links to hold oral arguments electronically. This week, even the U.S Supreme Court joined the movement, holding its very first telephone oral arguments—which included questions from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from her hospital room,
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Appellate Practice, 2020, James R. Layton

Jim Layton Trains Government Lawyers Nationwide On Remote Appellate Arguments

Jim Layton, who leads Tueth Keeney’s appellate practice group, presented “Preparing to Argue to Appellate Judges, From Your Home to Theirs: Remote Appellate Advocacy in the Wake of COVID-19.” Attending—by video feed—were 565 lawyers from 46 states and three U.S. territories; others have since watched a recording of the program. The program was presented by
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Legal Presentations, Appellate Practice, 2020, James R. Layton

Tueth Keeney’s Jim Layton Urges Missouri Supreme Court to Preserve Sovereign Immunity for Political Subdivisions, Such as School Districts and Counties

Today Jim Layton of Tueth Keeney filed a brief for the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (MoDL) as amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) in the Missouri Supreme Court in Moore v. Bi-State. The question before the Court is whether caps on damages that apply to most Missouri political subdivisions—such as school districts and counties—apply
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Appellate Practice, 2020, James R. Layton

Tueth Keeney Adds Two New Partners

Tueth Keeney is proud to announce the addition of two new Shareholders, Diane Metzger and Mollie Mohan, to the firm, as of January 1, 2020. Diane Metzger is a graduate of Saint Louis University School of Law (‘08) and Saint Louis University (‘05).  She practices primarily in the area of employment-based immigration.  In particular, Diane
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Firm Announcements, Immigration Law, Commercial Litigation, Appellate Practice, 2020, Diane E. Metzger, Mollie G. Mohan

Thomsen Reuters Releases Jim Layton’s 2019 Appellate Practice Supplement

Publisher Thomsen Reuters has released the 2019 Supplement to its Appellate Practice volume in the Missouri Practice Series, authored by Tueth Keeney’s Jim Layton. The supplement updates rules, statutes, and caselaw pertinent to practice in all Missouri appellate courts. Jim has authored the annual supplements for more than a decade. Each year he reviews all
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Legal Publications, Commercial Litigation, Appellate Practice, 2019, James R. Layton

Tueth Keeney’s Jim Layton Appointed Co-chair of Missouri Bar Appellate Practice Committee

New Missouri Bar President Tom Bender appointed Tueth Keeney’s Jim Layton as Co-Chair of the Bar’s new Appellate Practice Committee. The committee was approved by the Missouri Bar Board of Governors earlier this year. Jim’s presentation of an appellate practice update will highlight the Committee’s first meeting, scheduled to be held in Jefferson City on
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Firm Announcements, Honors and Awards, Appellate Practice, 2019, James R. Layton