Experience

Missouri Human Rights Act Trial Work

Tried several Missouri Human Rights Act cases to juries in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, including claims of age, race, gender and disability discrimination; race and age retaliation; and age and disability harassment/hostile work environment.

Summary Judgment in $850,000 Employment Contract Dispute

Obtained summary judgment in Missouri state court on behalf of an employer in the Health Care and Life Sciences field. A former employee had sought over $850,000 in alleged unpaid bonuses.

Defense Verdict for Insurance Client

Obtained a defense verdict for our insurance client following a three-week trial. The plaintiff sought $3.1 million related to a consent decree where it agreed to clean up soil and groundwater contamination from a manufacturing site. The insurers asserted that the plaintiff knew about the contamination for decades and did not properly notify its insurers, and that prior claims had been made associated with the contamination without proper notice. The jury found in favor of the insurers on all claims.

Summary Judgment in Qui Tam Action Alleging Medicare Fraud

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of health care client in a qui tam action under the False Claims Act. In this case, the whistle blower sought over $1 billion, based on all claims submitted. The judgment, regarding allegation of Medicare fraud, was successfully defended on appeal.

Dismissal of Suit for Public Entity in the Education Industry

Won a dismissal after removal to federal court on behalf of a public entity and its employees for failure to exhaust administrative remedies with proper administrative agency.

Preliminary Injunction in Discrimination Investigation Matter

Obtained a preliminary injunction order in federal court enjoining the Missouri Commission on Human Rights from investigating allegations of discrimination filed against client.

Defense of Franchisee Against MMPA Claims

Successfully defended a franchisee oil change service against claims under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.