Ian Cooper and Kate Nash won an appeal for Stephens College and three of its administrators in the Missouri Court of Appeals on September 15, 2015. The plaintiff was a former student at the College who sued in the Circuit Court of Boone County for breach of contract and various alleged torts arising out of a medical withdrawal. After the trial court granted the College and its employees summary judgment the student appealed. In a unanimous opinion, the Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment in favor of the College and its administrators on all claims.
Ian P. Cooper is a founding Shareholder of the Firm. Ian practices in the areas of employment, higher education, commercial and tort litigation and has been honored as a Fellow in both the College of Labor and Employment Law and Litigation Counsel of America, organizations that recognize the leading attorneys in the United States in the areas of employment law and litigation. Ian is also regularly named a Best Lawyer in America and a Missouri Super Lawyer. Ian is Chairman of the Firm.
Kate Nash is a Shareholder at the Firm and concentrates her practice in the areas of higher education, labor and employment, and school law. Kate regularly represents colleges and universities, community colleges, school districts, and other non-profit employers throughout Missouri.
Higher Education – Tueth Keeney maintains one of the largest and most successful higher education law groups in the Midwest. Our higher education practice includes representation of numerous public and private colleges and universities and community colleges throughout Missouri and Illinois. The attorneys in our higher education group provide the full range of legal services to colleges, universities, and community colleges from day-to-day counseling and general counsel services to handling complex litigation.