Tueth Keeney shareholder Ian Cooper recently argued the case of Keveney v. Missouri Military Academy before the Missouri Supreme Court on November 4, 2009. The appeal involves a legal issue of interest to almost all employers in the state of Missouri: whether or not an employee with an employment contract may sue for wrongful discharge and seek tort damages, such as emotional distress and punitive damages. The case has important implications for a large number of Missouri employers who have entered into contracts with their employees to define the terms of the employment relationship. Please click here, to be directed to the Supreme Court’s website and to the oral argument.
Ian Cooper is a founding Shareholder of the Firm 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 commercial, employment, higher education, environmental, and tort litigation. Ian has tried numerous jury and bench trials in federal and state courts in Missouri, Illinois, Texas and Arkansas. Ian has served as lead counsel in significant employment, tort and commercial cases, including class actions and other complex litigation.
Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C. has successfully represented a number of businesses, large and small, throughout the Midwest in labor and employment matters. Our broad range of experience includes employment discrimination litigation, wage-hour investigations, affirmative action revision plans development, INS audits, and a variety of traditional labor matters.