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UPS case resulting in $7.3M verdict to be retried

A St. Louis circuit judge properly granted a new trial in a gender-discrimination case that previously resulted in a $7.3 million verdict against United Parcel Service, a Missouri appeals court has ruled. On Nov. 26, a three-judge panel of the ...

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Gay officer wins $20M sex-discrimination suit against St. Louis County

After a five-day trial, a St. Louis County Police Department sergeant won a nearly $20 million jury verdict on claims of sex/gender discrimination and retaliation under the Missouri Human Rights Act. Keith Wildhaber, who is gay and a 25-year veteran ...

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Employment: Disability Discrimination-Reasonable Accommodation-Retaliation

Where a lead sales associate quit her job and sued her employer for disability discrimination and retaliation after her request for a leave of absence was denied, the plaintiff repeatedly told a supervisor that she wanted to take a leave ...

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Negligence: FRSA-Retaliation-Jury Instructions

Where a plaintiff who suffered an eye injury while working for his railway employer challenged an adverse verdict on retaliation claims brought under the Federal Railroad Safety Act, the jury instructions misstated the “honestly held belief” defense in the context ...

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Civil Rights: Retaliation-Summary Judgment

Where appellant challenged the adverse grant of summary judgment on her retaliation claim, the judgment is affirmed because the district court did not err. Judgment is affirmed. Wilson v. Arkansas Department of Human Services (MLW No. 73821/Case No. 18-3139 – ...

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Battle over award of costs to defendant deemed ‘premature’

Western District

A plaintiff whose discrimination claim has been sent to arbitration no longer owes court costs to the defendants, following a ruling from the Court of Appeals Western District. Hal Miller filed a lawsuit in 2018 claiming disability discrimination and harassment, ...

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UMKC professor settles with University of Missouri for $360,000

The University of Missouri has agreed to pay $360,000 to settle two lawsuits brought by a University of Missouri-Kansas City professor who alleged that he was retaliated against for reporting the abusive behavior of his colleague, Ashim Mitra. According to ...

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Employment Law: Retaliation-Discrimination-Hostile Work Environment

Plaintiff filed suit against defendants, her former employer and several of its executives, alleging retaliation, discrimination and hostile work environment. The district court granted summary judgment to defendants. Where the record reflected that several individual defendants were not decision-makers and ...

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Employment: Disability Discrimination-Retaliation

Where plaintiff job applicant sued an auto-company employer for disability discrimination and retaliation under the Missouri Human Rights Act, the district court properly applied the broad range-of-jobs standard, and summary judgment for the defendant is affirmed because the plaintiff failed ...

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