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Former Assistant Professor Awarded $367,000

After an eight-day jury trial, Jonathan Berns and Meredith Berwick obtained verdicts in favor of a former Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University who alleged that she was denied a promotion and tenure because of her gender and because of a prior complaint of unequal treatment. A jury awarded the…

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Jury Awards $2.875 Million for Fired State Employee

Jerome Dobson, Gregory Rich, and Nicole Matlock have obtained unanimous verdicts in favor of a former employee of the Missouri Veterans Commission on her claims of sex discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. The plaintiff, Pat Rowe Kerr, previously worked for the Missouri Veterans Commission as the State Veterans’ Ombudsman and…

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Gregory Rich Appointed to NELA Executive Board

Gregory Rich has been appointed to serve on the 24-member Executive Board of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). Founded in 1985, NELA is the country’s largest organization of lawyers who exclusively or primarily represent employees in cases involving employment discrimination, illegal workplace harassment, wrongful termination, denial of employee benefits, and…

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Jury Awards $50,000 for Retaliation

Jerome Dobson obtained a verdict under the Missouri Human Rights Act on behalf of a female, African-American paramedic who alleged that she was retaliated against by one of her supervisors after complaining about discrimination in her employer’s promotion practices. A jury in the City of St. Louis awarded the plaintiff…

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