Ian Cooper and Mollie Hennessee have won the appeal in a whistleblower claim brought by two faculty members at Southern Illinois University Carbondale against another faculty member. The case, entitled Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, et al. v. Jones, was originally filed in the Circuit Court of St. Clair County, Illinois. After defeating the plaintiffs’ whistleblower claims in Circuit Court, Ian and Mollie won the appeal before the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fifth District. Ian argued the appeal on November 12, 2014, and the Court issued its opinion on January 20, 2015.
Tueth Keeney represents numerous public and private colleges and universities and community colleges throughout Missouri and Illinois in a wide variety of matters including compliance, employment, immigration, and litigation matters.
Ian Cooper is a founding Shareholder of Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C. Ian practices in the areas of employment, higher education, commercial, and tort litigation and regularly serves as lead trial and appellate counsel in significant employment, tort and commercial cases, including class actions and other complex litigation in Missouri and Illinois. Ian is member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and is Chairman of the Firm.
Mollie E. Hennessee practices primarily in the areas of higher education, immigration, labor and employment and school law. Mollie represents employers, including schools, colleges and universities, in a wide variety of student, employment, and immigration matters.