Tueth Keeney attorneys including Tom Tueth successfully defended a boundary dispute lawsuit which had been filed against both the Northwest R-I School District and the Rockwood R-VI School District. Plaintiffs alleged that they lived on a parcel of land that had never been incorporated or annexed into an existing school district. In their lawsuit, Plaintiffs requested that the Court declare their property to be in the Rockwood School District. However, both Districts agreed that the Plaintiffs’ property was part of the Northwest R-I School District. Firm attorneys Thomas E. Tueth and Stephanie Tueth Reh represented both Districts in Jefferson County Circuit Court.
The Plaintiffs, parents of two children who were attending the Northwest R-I School District, had informally attempted to have both Districts declare that their property was part of the Rockwood R-VI School District, not the Northwest R-I School District, numerous times prior to filing the lawsuit. Both Districts repeatedly denied the Plaintiffs’ requests, and Plaintiffs filed suit. Tueth Keeney attorneys filed a Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of both School Districts, arguing that the property was part of Northwest R-I School District as a matter of law.
Tom offered the argument that the Jefferson County Assessor’s Office had placed Plaintiffs’ property in the Northwest R-I School District since the inception of the District in 1950. This evidence convinced Circuit Judge Dennis Kehm that Plaintiffs’ property was part of the Northwest R-I School District. Accordingly, on January 26, 2005, the Hon. Dennis Kehm granted Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment and ruled that, as a matter of law, the Plaintiffs’ property is located in the Northwest R-I School District and not the Rockwood R-VI School District.
Thomas E. Tueth practices in the areas of education, higher education, labor and employment and civil litigation law. Tom’s experience includes representation of public school districts, colleges and universities, private schools and not-for-profit organizations throughout Missouri. He counsels and speaks to school officials on a wide variety of topics including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, contracts and tenure, rights of students, negligence and general liability, church and state, school finance and employee organizational matters. Tom provides ongoing advice to dozens of public school districts, private schools and institutions of higher education.
Missouri Education – The law firm of Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C. (the “Firm”), has one of the largest and most successful education law groups in the country. The Firm regularly serves the legal counsel needs of approximately 150 school districts throughout Missouri. The Firm also has one of the largest school law practices in Central and Southern Illinois.