Ian Cooper Speaks at the Illinois Council of School Attorneys’ 30th Annual Seminar on School Law

Ian Cooper was recently a featured speaker at the Illinois Council of School Attorneys’ 30th Annual Seminar on School Law in Chicago, Illinois. Ian presented on “Practical and Ethical Considerations in Practicing Before the US Supreme Court and the Illinois Supreme Court.” Ian P. Cooper serves clients in employment, higher education, commercial, and tort matters.
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Illinois Education Law, Higher Education Law, Ian P. Cooper

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
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Legal Presentations, Illinois Education Law, Construction and Real Estate Law, 2016, Robert L. Jackstadt

Ian Cooper and Kate Nash Win Trustee Election Case for SIU

Ian Cooper and Kate Nash obtained the dismissal of a suit brought by a candidate for the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University.  On October 4, 2013, the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Illinois dismissed the plaintiff’s claims in Sharkey v. Board of Trustees, et al.  Ian and Kate attacked the jurisdiction of the
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Firm Victories, Illinois Education Law, Higher Education Law, 2013, Ian P. Cooper, Kate L. Nash

Rob Jackstadt Wins Contractual Forum Selection Battle in Federal Court for the Edwardsville School District

Rob Jackstadt secured an Order from the federal court remanding a construction contract claim back to the state court on a case that was removed to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. In Edwardsville Comm. Unit District No.7 v. K & S Associates, Inc. the construction contract stated that “the
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Firm Victories, Illinois Education Law, 2012, Robert L. Jackstadt

Attorney Merry Rhoades Assists in Updating Illinois Statutes Guide

Merry Rhoades from Tueth Keeney Law Firm assisted  in updating the “Illinois Council of School Attorneys’ Guide to Illinois Statutes Affecting Schools, which serves as a handy reference to those Illinois statures that are not in The School Code but but are occasionally involved in the resolution of issues faced by school districts. It references
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Legal Publications, Illinois Education Law, 2012, Merry Rhoades

Rob Jackstadt wins summary judgment in First Amendment Retaliation lawsuit for Cahokia School District

Rob Jackstadt recently won summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in Anderson v. Board of Education of Cahokia School District No. 187. The plaintiff in that lawsuit claimed that he was dismissed from his job in retaliation for certain comments made by his wife that were critical of
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Firm Victories, Illinois Education Law, 2012, Robert L. Jackstadt

Tueth Keeney’s 2010 Annual Illinois School Law Seminar at SIU-E and Rend Lake Another Firm Success

Minimizing legal risks to its clients is an important focus of Tueth Keeney. To minimize a client’s legal risks, Tueth Keeney attorneys often present in-services for clients and friends of the firm. On February 10 & 11, 2010, attorneys from the firm’s Illinois school law team conducted their annual School Law Seminar. The seminar took
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Firm Seminars, Illinois Education Law, 2010, Laura E. Hemmer, Merry Rhoades, Robert L. Jackstadt

Tueth Keeney Announces Dates for Annual Spring Semester Legal Seminars in Illinois

Tueth Keeney’s Illinois school law practice group has announced the dates for their upcoming annual Spring Semester legal seminars. This year’s seminars will focus on Spring Semester Legal Issues for the School Administrator. There will be two opportunities to attend the seminar, at two locations in Southern Illinois. On Wednesday, February 10, 2010, the Tueth
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Firm Seminars, Illinois Education Law, 2010, Laura E. Hemmer, Merry Rhoades, Robert L. Jackstadt

Merry C. Rhoades and Laura E. Hemmer Present In-Service for Mid-State Special Education

Minimizing legal risks to its clients is an important focus of Tueth Keeney. To minimize a client’s legal risks, Tueth Keeney attorneys often present in-services for its clients. Merry C. Rhoades and Laura E. Hemmer recently contributed their time and expertise to provide an in-service for Mid-State Special Education Cooperative. Mid-State Special Education, located in
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Illinois Education Law, Laura E. Hemmer, Merry Rhoades

Merry Rhoades and D. Shane Jones Featured at Illinois Regional Office of Education In-Service on Disability Law

Attorneys Merry Rhoades and D. Shane Jones participated as speakers in the Regional Office of Education #40 In-Service which took place on October 10, 2008. ROE #40 is the regional office of education for Calhoun, Greene, Jersey and Macoupin counties in Illinois. Merry and Shane were asked to speak regarding the topic of Responding to
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Illinois Education Law, Merry Rhoades