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Client Victorious in Employment Discrimination Case

Posted by Matthew J. Devoti on December 27, 2012

A client represented by Casey & Devoti received a favorable verdict in her employment discrimination case this past week. The woman worked as a limited-term utility worker for the City of St. Louis in 2009. She alleged that she was subjected to unwanted and unwelcome sexual advances during that Summer by her direct supervisor. She made a formal claim with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights at the term’s end. The City then passed over her for re-hire for the 2010 term despite positive reviews and her prior experience.

Matt Devoti tried the case before Judge Robin Vannoy in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis. At the end of a seven day trial, a jury of St. Louis residents found against the City on the client’s retaliation claim and found the City to be liable for punitive damage. The verdict nearly tripled the amount offered by the City to settle the woman’s claim prior to the start of the jury trial.


What is Repetitive Stress Injury?

Oftentimes we associate a workplace injury with a single, catastrophic event such as an explosion or fall from a height.  However, most workplace injuries develop slowly, over time from the cumulative effect of repetitive movements or postures on the job.  These can include a wide  range of movements, such as keyboarding, hammering nails or holding […] more

Winter Driving Safety Tips

Earlier this week, the winter switch was flipped in the St. Louis region.  The winter snow storm on Monday left a wake of traffic congestion and accidents across the metro area.  While the official snowfall total was only 1.5 inches in St. Louis, it wreaked havoc on area roads causing 203 crashes and injuring 17 […] more

Firm Client Receives Favorable Appellate Court Ruling

The Missouri Court of Appeals issued an opinion earlier this week in favor of Casey, Devoti & Brockland client, Peter Dittrich. Dittrich was injured in a motor vehicle collision on February 2015, when the Jeep Liberty he was driving was struck by a trash truck in Jefferson County.  The crash happened on Missouri Highway 30 […] more

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