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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

Missouri Supreme Court issues two new discrimination decisions

March 4, 2019

The Missouri Supreme Court issued two decisions on February 26, 2019, relating to sex or gender discrimination claims brought under the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA).   In Lampley v. Missouri Commission on Human Rights, SC 96828, the Court held that a gay man’s claim that he was discriminated against for failing to display “stereotypical” male   …read more

CVDL’s Heidi Doerhoff Vollet recognized for top 2018 settlement

January 28, 2019

On January 25, 2019, Missouri Lawyers Weekly honored CVDL’s Heidi Doerhoff Vollet and co-counsel Fred O’Neill for the third largest settlement in Missouri in 2018. In November 2018, a federal judge in Jefferson City gave final approval to a $25 million settlement in Biffle v. Sho-Me Power Electric Cooperative, et al., a suit in which   …read more

$25 million class settlement approved

November 20, 2018

A Missouri federal court has approved a $25 million class action settlement that compensates thousands of Missouri landowners for the unauthorized use of their property for commercial telecommunications.  This settlement concludes seven years of hard-fought litigation between the class and Sho-Me Power Electric Cooperative and Sho-Me Technologies LLC.  CVDL served as co-counsel for the plaintiffs.   …read more