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$1.3 Million Judgment for Age Discrimination

Download PDF of Missouri Lawyers Weekly Article In 2013, a new superintendent was hired in the Hickman Mill​s C-1​ S​chool ​District and ​shortly thereafter the District terminated the contracts of all of the secondary principals and assistant principals​ without good cause, including Siro Smith Dickson client, Dr. Bill Scully. Although all the principals and [...]

$5M Settlement in Human Rights Act Claim

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 [...]

$1.1 Million Judgment Against MoDOT for Employment Discrimination

A jury awarded our client Deanna McClurg $350,000 in compensatory, and $500,000 in punitive damages in an age and sex discrimination case against her former employer, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). The case was filed and tried in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri. Ms. McClurg worked for MoDOT for over 29 years.  She started [...]

$750,000 Settlement For Former Kansas City Employee

Our client was a more than 17 year employee with the City of Kansas City, Missouri.  She was an excellent employee with no legitimate complaints about her performance and always had high performance evaluations.  She was removed from her position as an Assistant Director in the Water Department in an alleged reorganization that only impacted her job, then [...]

$250,000+ Settlement, Reinstatement and Retirement

FREE SPEECH RETALIATION AND AGE DISCRIMINATION: Our client was a hard working, long-serving local government employee. He identified fraudulent conduct involving a higher-level manager and reported that to the City Manager and City Council. Just a few weeks later the City announced it was going to "reduce its force" and about a month later, our [...]

$39,573 Verdict for Plaintiff in Age Discrimination Case

WRONGFUL TERMINATION : SPENCER V. STUART HALL CO. & NEWELL CO.  Plaintiff alleged wrongful termination by defendant employer due to age discrimination. Plaintiff had been employed by Defendant Stuart Hall Co., whose parent company is Defendant Newell Co., for 25 years, and was working as a supervisor when laid off during a work force reduction. [...]