Ian Cooper and Mollie Hennessee Win Motion for Class Certification for UMKC

Oct 25, 2013

Ian Cooper and Mollie Hennessee defeated the plaintiff’s motion for class certification in a reverse discrimination claim brought under the Missouri Human Rights Act.  On October 24, 2013, the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, ruled in favor of the University of Missouri – Kansas City in Taylor v. Curators, et al., and denied plaintiff’s motion for certification of a class of 39 applicants to the position of police officer.

Tueth Keeney represents numerous public and private colleges and universities and community colleges throughout Missouri and Illinois in a wide variety of matters including employment, immigration, litigation and compliance 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. Ian 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.

Mollie E. Hennessee practices primarily in the areas of school, higher education, labor and employment, and immigration law.  She represents school districts throughout Missouri with respect to employment and termination matters, student discipline and student rights, and civil rights.  Mollie also represents colleges and universities and private employers in employment and immigration matters.