News and Events

$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

Kari Schulte to serve as Cole County Bar President in 2020

December 20, 2019

CVDL partner Kari A. Schulte has been elected as President of the Cole County Bar Association.  Kari will serve in this position for 2020.  The Cole County Bar is a local bar of attorneys practicing in Cole County, Missouri.  It organizes continuing legal education courses, charitable events and provides a method of communication for the   …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

Supreme Court Issues New Arbitration Decision

May 22, 2019

The Missouri Supreme Court issued a new arbitration decision on May 21, 2019.  In State ex rel. Jesse Newberry v. Jackson, consolidated with State ex rel. Lowrance v. Jackson, the Court considered whether two employees could sue their former employer for discrimination in court, or whether their claims should be determined in arbitration.  Both employees   …read more

Dale Doerhoff honored with 2019 ICON Award.

May 3, 2019

CVDL congratulates Dale Doerhoff for being honored with an ICON Award for notable and sustained success and leadership both within and beyond the field of law. The ICON Awards, launched in 2018 by Missouri Lawyers Media, are presented to distinguished men and women attorneys age 60 and older in recognition of their exemplary careers and   …read more