Governmental Issues

Court of Appeals affirms dismissal of election challenge

September 19, 2018

On September 18, 2018, just hours after oral argument, the Court of Appeals affirmed the circuit court’s dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to prevent voters from making a decision in November on Amendment 2, relating to medical marijuana. CVDL represented the campaign committee, New Approach, in the circuit court and on appeal. If adopted by   …read more

CVDL helps school district obtain wrongfully withheld state aid.

December 7, 2017

On November 6, 2017, the Circuit Court of Cole County issued a writ of mandamus ordering the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to pay more than $1.1 million in state aid owed to a St. Louis County school district, plus prejudgment interest of more than $100,000.  CVDL’s Heidi Doerhoff Vollet was the   …read more

Missouri Supreme Court to consider the Department of Conservation’s authority to regulate the captive deer industry.

October 19, 2017

On October 10, 2017, the Court of Appeals, Eastern District transferred Hill v. Missouri Department of Conservation, ED105042, to the Missouri Supreme Court. The case involves a challenge to regulations the Department enacted to manage the threat of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal, easily transmittable disease affecting deer and other animals in the same   …read more

CVDL protects a state governmental agency’s authority.

March 7, 2017

CVDL’s Heidi Doerhoff Vollet successfully assisted a Missouri executive department in fending off a constitutional challenge to the department’s authority. Ms. Vollet served as lead trial and appellate counsel for the executive agency. For more information about CVDL’s governmental practice, please click here.