Celynda Brasher & Michelle Basi Win Eighth Circuit Order Affirming Judgment in Favor of Missouri School District

Feb 19, 2008

On February 19, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit entered an order summarily affirming the Order of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, which entered summary judgment in favor of the City of St. Charles School District.

Tueth Keeney attorneys, Celynda Brasher and Michelle Basi defended the school district in this matter. Plaintiff claimed that the District discriminated against him on the basis of race, age, and sex when it did not hire him for a position in the District. The District Court entered summary judgment in favor of the school district on April 2, 2007, finding that the plaintiff had failed to offer any evidence of discrimination on the basis of race, age or sex.

Celynda L. Brasher practices in the areas of education, labor and employment law. She represents school districts in employment and termination matters, student rights and discipline, special education, school finance, civil rights, contracts, church/state issues, and Hancock Amendment challenges. She represents public and private employers in discrimination defense, union organization, unemployment compensation, wage/hour compliance and terminations. Celynda has litigation experience in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Michelle Hammond Basi practices in the areas of school law, special education, school litigation, and labor and employment law. Michelle represents school districts throughout Missouri with respect to employment and termination matters, special education, Section 504, student discipline and student rights, civil rights, and church/state issues. Michelle has successfully represented school districts in student and employment matters before various federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the EEOC, Missouri Commission on Human Rights, and the Office for Civil Rights. She is also a regular speaker at statewide and regional school law conferences.

Missouri Education – The law firm of Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C. (the “Firm”), has one of the largest and most successful education law groups in the country. The Firm regularly serves the legal counsel needs of approximately 150 school districts throughout Missouri. The Firm also has one of the largest school law practices in Central and Southern Illinois.