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Wrongful Termination

Sep 18, 2019

Employment: Wrongful Termination-CBA Grievance Procedure

Defendant fired Ryan Saunders for a workplace incident. Plaintiff filed a grievance on Saunders’ behalf. The parties proceeded to arbitration pursuant to their collective bargaining agreement, resulting in an award reinstating Saunders and ordering him to an employee-assistance program. Relying on a provision of the CBA, defendant’s city manager rejected the arbitration award and upheld [&hell[...]

Mar 25, 2019

Judge awards former dental hygienist in whistleblowing case

A former employee of a St. Louis County dental office will receive both actual and punitive damages from her former employer after a bench trial involving accusations she was terminated in violation of public policy. “I kept saying all along that this was a textbook case of whistleblowing and retaliation,” said Bridget Halquist of Sher […]

Mar 4, 2019

Employment Law: Classified Work-Refusal to Debrief-Wrongful Termination

  Plaintiff was terminated by defendant after his government clearance for classified work was terminated by the U.S. Air Force and plaintiff refused defendant’s requests to “debrief” at a Special Action Program facility. Plaintiff sued for wrongful discharge, but the district court granted dismissal for failure to state a claim. Where plaintiff failed to prove […]

Jan 29, 2019

Clay County jury sides with fired whistleblower

A Clay County jury awarded $540,000 to a former sandblaster who said his company fired him for complaining about dangerous work conditions. Plaintiff Matthew J. Curtis won $40,000 for lost wages and emotional distress and $500,000 in punitive damages against LPG Ventures Inc. The 12-member jury took four hours to reach its 9-3 decision. LPG […]

Oct 5, 2018

Appellate Practice: Incomplete Record- Wrongful Termination

Where an employer sought a writ of mandamus for the withdrawal of a right-to-sue letter issued to a former employee, arguing that the trial court erred in granting the motion to dismiss, the appeal must be dismissed because the record on appeal was not complete because it did not include the transcript of the motion […]

Aug 20, 2018

Contracts :  Construction Contract –  Wrongful Termination

Randy Kinder Excavating, Inc. v. Tricon Precast, Ltd. (MLW No. 71976/Case No. 17-2886 – 14 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Shepherd, J.)

Apr 25, 2018

Contracts : Breach Of Contract – Wrongful Termination –  Bacon-Cooking Process

HIP, Inc. v. Hormel Foods Corporation (MLW No. 71577/Case No. 16-3679 – 13 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Loken, J.)

Nov 29, 2017

Civil Practice : Arbitration –  Validity Of Agreement –  Wrongful Termination

Wilder v. John Youngblood Motors, Inc. (MLW No. 71216/Case No. SD35037 – 17 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Francis Jr., J.)

Jun 1, 2017

Employer – Employee : Wrongful Termination – Public Policy Exception – Attorney Rules Of Conduct

Defoe v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company (MLW No. 70589/Case No. WD80069 – 13 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Mitchell, J.)

Jun 9, 2016

Corporate Law : Sarbanes-Oxley Act – Revenue Projections – Wrongful Termination

Beacom v. Oracle America, Inc. (MLW No. 69256/Case No. 15-1729 – 8 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Benton, J.)

Aug 25, 2015

Employer – Employee : Wrongful Termination – At-Will Employee – Iowa Law

Hagen v. Siouxland Obstetrics and Gynecology (MLW No. 68231/Case No. 14-2580 – 13 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Loken, J.)

Jul 7, 2015

Employer – Employee : Agent Agreement – Wrongful Termination – Damages

American Family Mutual Insurance Company v. Graham (MLW No. 68027/Case No. 14-2174 – 16 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Kelly, J.)

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