Ian Cooper and Mollie Mohan Win Summary Judgment in Tenure Denial Discrimination Case Against University

Feb 18, 2015

Ian Cooper and Mollie Mohan have won summary judgment in a tenure denial discrimination case brought by a former member of the faculty at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In Hatcher v. Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, et al., the former faculty member claimed that she was discriminated against on the basis of her gender when the University denied her application for tenure and promotion and terminated her employment. The faculty member also asserted that she had been retaliated against and that her due process and First Amendment rights had been violated. Ian argued the summary judgment motion on January 20, 2015, and on February 18, 2015, United States District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel issued her opinion granting the University’s motion and dismissing the plaintiff’s claims.

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 Mohan practices primarily in the areas of higher education, employment, and school law litigation. Mollie represents employers, including schools, colleges and universities, in a wide variety of student and employment litigation matters.