Kate Nash and Mollie Mohan Win Motion to Dismiss in Missouri Merchandising Practices Case Against College

Mar 9, 2015

Kate Nash and Mollie Mohan won a Motion to Dismiss in a Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (“MMPA”) case brought by a former student against Stephens College.   In Apoian v. Stephens College, et al., the former student claimed that certain aspects of the College’s meal plan, as well as the related advertising, constituted deceptive marketing practices in violation of the MMPA.   The plaintiff sought class certification for her claim.   After winning a motion to transfer venue, on March 9, 2015, Kate successfully convinced the Court that the Plaintiff had not and could not plead a prima facie case under the MMPA and the case was dismissed with prejudice that same night.

Kate Nash practices primarily in the areas of education, non-profit, litigation, labor and employment law. Kate has extensive experience representing and advising private and public employers in all areas of employment law. She has experience advising employers as to all matters of human resource policy issues, specifically ensuring that employers are in compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws. She practices primarily in Missouri and Illinois state and federal courts. She has also represented clients in matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Human Rights Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights. She also regularly represents schools districts, colleges, and universities in a general counsel capacity.

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.