Siro Smith Dickson negotiate $5,000,000 settlement in a Missouri Human Rights Act claim for age and sex discrimination

In the case of Linda Ardese v. Kansas City Southern Railroad, Siro Smith Dickson negotiated a $5,000,000 settlement shortly before the case was set to go to trial.

Due to the railroad’s serious misconduct during pre-trial discovery and trial preparation, the court entered sanction orders prohibiting the railroad from asserting any trial defenses on its liability for damages, and ordering a trial on actual and punitive damages only.