News and Events

COVID-19 Notice

March 30, 2020

In compliance with health department directives and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, CVDL’s physical offices are closed until further notice. However, we are open for business and our firm team members are working remotely to serve the needs of our clients to the maximum extent possible. We are ready to help clients and potential   …read more

$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