Summary Judgment for Fortune 100 Company on MHRA Claims
Obtained summary judgment on Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA) claims in state court for a Fortune 100 company based on untimeliness and failure to exhaust administrative remedies.
Secured Unconditional Defense Coverage from Insurer for Client
Client company and its executives were sued by a former employee for various claims arising from allegations of sexual harassment. The client’s insurer denied coverage. After prevailing upon the insurer to withdraw its disclaimer, the insurer agreed to provide an unconditional defense and indemnity for the claims against the client.
Summary Judgment in Employment Discrimination Case
Secured summary judgment in the Circuit Court of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, for a university client in a heavily contested employment discrimination case. A former university coach claimed she was discriminated against based on gender stereotyping and implicit bias. Following numerous depositions and testimony from expert witnesses on both sides, the Court granted summary judgment for the university on all counts.
Decertification of Collective Action, Denial of Class Certification, Partial Summary Judgment in Overtime Misclassification Complaint
Secured collective action decertification and denial of class certification for a client in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, regarding a complaint in which current and former employees asserted overtime claims based on alleged misclassification as exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act and under the wage and hour laws of the states of Missouri and Washington.
Withdrawal of Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against Manufacturer
Successfully defended a pet food company against an unfair labor practice charge filed with the National Labor Relations Board. In filing the charge, a union alleged the client unlawfully disciplined and discharged one of its employees because of his support for the union during its organizing campaign. Following a vigorous defense against the allegation, the union withdrew the charge.
Summary Judgment for Hospital in FMLA Retaliation Suit
Obtained summary judgment ruling for a hospital in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The lawsuit brought by former employee alleged retaliation under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Representation in Class Action Involving Biometric Information Privacy Act
Represented corporate client in employment- related class action involving the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.
Dismissal of Wrongful Termination Suit for University
Obtained dismissal of lawsuit brought in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri by the former employee of a university, who claimed wrongful termination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Missouri Human Rights Act.
Favorable Ruling for University Granting 11th Amendment Immunity
Obtained favorable ruling in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri granting employer 11th Amendment immunity from future litigations.
Enforced Arbitration Agreement for Securities Company
Successfully enforced an arbitration agreement against a current employee of a large securities brokerage company in St. Louis County Circuit Court, resulting in withdrawal of the employee’s attorney and dismissal of the employee’s claims.
Favorable Result in FLSA Employee Misclassification Case
Achieved a favorable trial result in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas on behalf of a client accused of misclassifying a significant portion of its workforce as exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) after several years of litigation.
Partial Summary Judgment in FLSA Misclassification Action
Obtained partial summary judgment on behalf of a client in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) misclassification collective action, reducing the potential scope of class and the client's potential exposure by over 90%.
Resolution of Fraud, Wrongful Termination, Other Claims
Obtained a favorable result in a jury trial in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri on behalf of an international corporation that had been sued by a number of former employees for fraud, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, and a number of other tort claims. After trial, the remaining claims settled for a small fraction of the settlement demand, saving the client hundreds of thousands of dollars.