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Wrongful Termination

Sep 8, 2011

Employer – Employee: Wrongful Termination – Public-Policy Exception – Whistleblower

Bazzi v. Tyco Healthcare Group (MLW No. 62718/Case No. 10-1968 – 9 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Smith, J.)

Sep 1, 2011

Employer – Employee: Wrongful Termination – Retaliation – City Clerk

Porter v. City of Lake Lotawana (MLW No. 62692/Case No. 10-2928 – 7 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Miller, J.)

Aug 25, 2011

Employer – Employee: Wrongful Termination – FMLA – County Employee

Rynders v. Williams (MLW No. 62660/Case No. 10-3466 – 13 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Melloy, J.)

Aug 18, 2011

Civil Practice: Costs – Discovery – Wrongful Termination

Blakley v. Schlumberger Technology Corporation (MLW No. 62620Case No. 10-2906 – 17 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Smith, J.)

Jun 8, 2011

Missouri AG reviewing lawsuit against judge on her behalf

Rachel Bringer, a state circuit judge whose former court secretary is suing her, is getting some help from state Attorney General Chris Koster.

Dec 23, 2009

Time off to donate kidney cost woman her job, suit claims

A St. Louis woman is suing her former employer, alleging she was fired for taking too much time off to donate a kidney to her brother. The lawsuit filed by Phyllis Delaney in St. Louis County Circuit Court last week alleges that Signature Health Care Foundation told her that it could not “hold open” her […]

Dec 17, 2009

Woman sued for firings sues over own removal

A former employee caught up as a co-defendant in an age-discrimination lawsuit against Fleishman-Hillard has in turn filed suit against the company, alleging her own wrongful termination for being a whistleblower. This time as the plaintiff, Jennifer Goldston claims that Fleishman-Hillard retaliated against her when she complained about internal age-discrimination practices. The Kansas City woman [...]

Dec 7, 2009

Hollister Co. wins dress code lawsuit

Former Hollister Co. manager-in-training Lakettra Bennett said the store violated her religious rights by not exempting her from the store’s dress code, which, she maintained, required sales associates to wear clothing that was too revealing. But a federal jury said the employer has the right to enforce its own rules and regulations – including the […]

Sep 14, 2009

Employer – Employee: Age Discrimination – Wrongful Termination – Affidavit Evidence

Baker v. Silver Oak Senior Living Management Co., et al. (MLW No. 59650/Case No. 08-1036 – 13 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Colloton, J.) (1)Where a 53-year-old director of an assisted living facility brought an age-discrimination action after she was terminated and replaced by a younger person, summary judgment for the defendant is […]

Sep 8, 2009

Maritz wins new trial against insurer

As the result of an opinion handed down today by the Missouri Court of Appeals, Maritz Holdings will get a trial against its insurer in a coverage dispute. Maritz sought coverage under a director’s and officer’s policy for a lawsuit filed against the company by two former directors, who argued they were wrongfully removed from […]

May 22, 2009

Eckersley settlement reported

If you want to bury some news, conventional wisdom in politics says release it on the Friday afternoon before a holiday weekend. And so comes the Associated Press report this morning that there will be a settlement this afternoon in the Scott Eckersley wrongful termination and defamation case against former Gov. Matt Blunt. More as […]

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