Ian Cooper and John Reynolds win summary judgment on class action for ConocoPhillips and Burlington Resources

Jan 4, 2012

Ian Cooper and John Reynolds won summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in Erlandson v. ConocoPhillips.   The plaintiff claimed that he and other members of a putative class were not paid “retention bonuses” plaintiff valued in the millions of dollars following the merger between ConocoPhillips and Burlington Resources.   On January 3, 2012, after previously denying Plaintiff’s request for class certification, Judge David Herndon denied plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment and granted the motions prepared by Ian and John on behalf of the defendants.

Ian Cooper is a founding Shareholder of Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C. Prior to founding the Firm, Ian was a partner at Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin (now Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP) in its St. Louis office. Before entering private practice, Ian served as Law Clerk to the Hon. James F. Warren of the Texas Court of Appeals, First Supreme Judicial District, in Houston, Texas from 1984-1985.

Ian practices in the areas of employment, higher education, commercial and tort litigation. Ian has tried numerous jury and bench trials in federal and state courts in Missouri and Illinois. Ian has served as lead counsel in significant employment, tort and commercial cases, including class actions and other complex litigation.

John M. Reynolds is an experienced and trusted trial lawyer, whose practice focuses on complex, technical litigation.   He has served as trial counsel in some of the largest commercial cases tried to verdict in the St. Louis area, involving Fortune 500 companies and seven-figure disputes. John has been a shareholder of the firm since 2004.   John’s practice focuses on several areas: Construction, Mortgage Fraud, Commercial Lease Disputes, Business Disputes, Education and Employer Compliance.

Tueth Keeney has aggressive and talented litigators with a record of client satisfaction and success. Our litigation attorneys have represented large and small businesses in the prosecution and defense of numerous complex commercial litigation matters in the state and Federal courts of Missouri and Illinois. Our philosophy is to quickly evaluate the facts of each case and develop the most convincing and cost-effective litigation strategy. Tueth Keeney’s construction practice includes all aspects of contract drafting and negotiation, claim preparation, and dispute resolution. We represent owners, developers, and contractors in a variety of public and private projects.

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