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Discrimination case settles while on high court review


An employment case that resulted in a $3.7 million judgment has ended in a settlement before the Missouri Supreme Court could rule on it. Plaintiff Gary Gentry won more than $120,000 in compensatory damages and more than $10 million in ...

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Good-faith requirement weighed in retaliation cases

The Missouri Supreme Court is considering two employment discrimination cases that won significant verdicts without a jury ever deciding whether the plaintiffs actually faced discrimination. The court on Oct. 23 heard arguments in a Jackson County case that resulted in ...

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Supreme Court revives two LGBTQ cases

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday revived the sex-discrimination claims of a gay man in his suit against the state’s commission on human rights and a transgender teen seeking access to school facilities that align with his gender identity.

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Suit survives for officer who says she had to quit

A police officer's discrimination lawsuit against a St. Louis suburb will proceed after a ruling from the Missouri Supreme Court. St. Louis County Judge James Hartenbach granted the city of Maplewood's motion for summary judgment on the grounds that officer Ellen Wallingsford's suit was filed too late. But the Supreme Court found that the judge had failed to comply with summary judgment procedures by not allowing Wallingsford to present additional evidence that discriminatory actions were taken during the filing period.

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KCTV sued for race, age, gender bias

A former producer for KCTV has sued the station, alleging race, age and gender discrimination. Francelle R. Watson was fired from the Kansas City CBS affiliate a year ago this month, after more than 20 years with the station, according ...

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KCTV sued for race, age and gender bias

A former producer for KCTV, the CBS affiliate in Kansas City, has sued the station, alleging race, age and gender discrimination. According to the petition filed Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court, Francelle R. Watson, a 49-year-old African-American female, was ...

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Bill would halt punitives against public entities

Legislation barring public entities from paying punitive damages is sparking conflict between individuals who don’t want taxpayer dollars paid out in lawsuits and others who wish to keep governmental bodies accountable for wrongdoing. The bill, which is sponsored by Rep. ...

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