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$6.5 million class settlement approved

March 6, 2020

A Missouri state court has approved a $6.5 million class action settlement that compensates over 1,100 Missouri landowners for the unauthorized use of their property for commercial telecommunications. Landowners who will benefit from this settlement include farmers, ranchers, homeowners, and small businesses located in a 14-county area in central Missouri. CVDL’s Heidi Doerhoff Vollet and   …read more

CVDL’s client prevails in Missouri Supreme Court employment case

January 15, 2020

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled in favor of a CVDL client pursuing a discrimination claim alleging she was wrongly fired from her job when she required the use of her guide dog.  CVDL attorneys Tim Van Ronzelen and Shelly Kintzel represented the employee. The employer argued that the claim could not proceed in court  because   …read more

Wilson v. City of Kansas City, SC97712: Missouri Supreme Court to consider whether an employee’s worker’s compensation disability rating is relevant to an MHRA disability discrimination claim

July 23, 2019

The Missouri Supreme Court will consider whether a disability rating for purposes of workers’ compensation is relevant to an employee’s claims of disability discrimination under the Missouri Human Rights Act. A trial court permitted the employee to present evidence of his permanent partial disability to support his claim that the employer discriminated against him due   …read more