5 Tueth Keeney Attorneys Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® List

Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt P.C. is pleased to announce that 5 lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America ®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. “Best Lawyers was founded more than 40 years ago to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of top legal professionals,” says Best Lawyers CEO Phil Greer. “We are proud to continue

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Federal Appeals Court Rules That Federal Law May Require Mask Mandates in Public Schools

by Jim Layton In a suit brought by parents of children with serious disabilities, the St. Louis-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld an injunction against an Iowa law barring mask mandates in public schools. The court held that “mask requirements are reasonable accommodations required by federal disability law to protect the rights of Plaintiffs”™ children.” “Reasonable accommodations” for students (and staff) with disabilities are required by the federal Rehabilitation Act. Prior to the enactment of a

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Jim Layton Addressed City Officials Regarding Redistricting in a Webinar Sponsored by the Missouri Municipal League

On August 25, 2021, Jim Layton addressed city officials regarding redistricting in a webinar sponsored by the Missouri Municipal League. Cities and other political subdivisions that elect governing bodies in geographic districts must draw new district lines to reflect the results of the 2020 U.S. Census. The detailed data from the 2020 Census was released on August 12, 2021. As Jim explained, the new districts must meet federal and state requirements””most important, each district must have about the same number

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Tueth Keeney Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers and Ian Cooper Named St. Louis Labor and Employment Litigation Lawyer of the Year!

Tueth Keeney is proud to announce that Ian Cooper has been named the 2022 St. Louis Lawyer of the Year in Labor and Employment Litigation! Margaret Hesse, Melanie Keeney, Jim Layton, and Kate Nash were also recognized in the 2022 Best Lawyers publication. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers ® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal

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EEOC Adopts Amended Guidance Regarding Religious Discrimination, Adding Substantially to its Policy Regarding Accommodating Religious Practice

by Jim Layton We previously noted that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed a substantial revision of Section 12: Religious Discrimination in the EEOC Compliance Manual (“Religious Discrimination Manual”). On January 15, 2021, the EEOC adopted a slightly revised version of the proposed Manual””again, in a 3-2 vote. The final version is available here. The “major comments” made on the proposed revision are summarized in an addendum included with that final version. The new Religious

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Jim Layton named to “Power list of Appellate Attorneys”

Missouri Lawyers Weekly has named Tueth Keeney’s Jim Layton to its “Power List of Appellate Attorneys.”   The list was compiled by the Lawyers”™ Weekly editorial team, based on appellate opinions, interviews with attorneys and other leaders, and its archive of significant appeals.   Lawyers”™ Weekly noted that Jim has argued more than 90 times before the Missouri Supreme Court, and four times before the U.S. Supreme Court.


Appellate Practice –  Tueth Keeney

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Tueth Keeney Attorneys Present for the Association of Corporate Counsel-St. Louis

On December 16, 2020, Melanie Keeney, Mollie Mohan, Jim Layton, Adam Henningsen, and Aigner Carr presented a CLE for the Association of Corporate Counsel-St. Louis on Labor and Employment Law: What to Expect in 2021.


Labor and Employment – 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

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EEOC Proposes Substantially Amended Religious Discrimination Section for its Compliance Manual

by Jim Layton On a 3-2 party-line vote, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently proposed a substantial revision of Section 12: Religious Discrimination in the EEOC Compliance Manual. The Manual provides comprehensive guidance to EEOC investigators, employers, and employees with regard to EEOC enforcement of the Civil Rights Laws. The current version of the Manual notes that the number of religious discrimination claims filed with the EEOC has “increased significantly”””from 1,709 claims in 1997 to 2,880 claims in 2007. The

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Tueth Keeney Attorneys And Firm Recognized In 2021 Best Lawyers® Edition

Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, PC has been recognized regionally as a “Best Law Firm” in St. Louis, by U.S. News ““ Best Lawyers ®, for the eleventh consecutive year. The firm has received a First Tier ranking in Education Law, Employment Law ““ Management, Immigration Law, Litigation ““ Labor & Employment, as well as a Tier Two ranking in Commercial Litigation.   In addition, five of our attorneys in St. Louis are included in the Best Lawyers in

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Jim Layton publishes, speaks on 8th Circuit practice

Tueth Keeney’s Jim Layton is the author of a chapter in the ninth edition of the Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Manual, released in October 2020 . The Manual takes a comprehensive look at current practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. That court, based in St. Louis, hears appeals from U.S. district courts in seven states. Along with authors of other chapters, Jim also spoke at a continuing legal education program on

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