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Tag Archives: Retaliation

Civil Rights: First Amendment-FLSA-Retaliation

Where appellant, a former canine officer, argued that a state prosecutor retaliated against him for seeking unpaid overtime compensation, there was no meaningful argument on his First Amendment claim, so the claim is waived, and the district court did not ...

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Court affirms $8.5M verdict against Spire

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District has upheld an $8.5 million jury verdict and granted attorneys’ fees on appeal for a St. Joseph employee of Laclede Gas Co. who accused the company of racial discrimination and retaliation. On April ...

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Jackson County jury sides with former city employee in retaliation lawsuit

A Jackson County jury has awarded a former maintenance worker for the Kansas City Water Services Department $790,000 in damages following a nearly two-week trial. On Feb. 6, the jury sided with Ronald E. Williams on his claims of retaliation ...

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Civil Rights: Inmate Action-Retaliation-Prison Disciplinary Proceeding

Where a former prisoner challenged the adverse grant of summary judgment on his claims of retaliation and due process violations stemming from a prison disciplinary proceeding, defendants may successfully defend a retaliatory-discipline claim by showing some evidence that the inmate ...

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Gay police official settles case for $10.25M

St. Louis County agreed to a $10.25 million settlement to resolve claims by a gay St. Louis County police official who alleged that he was passed over for multiple promotions because he didn’t fit stereotypical male norms. The settlement comes ...

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Court reverses costs against ex-Burberry store employee

A 2017 amendment to the Missouri Human Rights Act that widened the ability of prevailing parties to seek costs and attorneys’ fees does not apply retrospectively, the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District has ruled. On Dec. 24, a three-judge ...

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