In West Virginia v. EPA, No. 20-1530 (June 30, 2022), the United States Supreme Court applied what is known as the “major questions doctrine.” Under this judicial doctrine, which originated in FDA v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., 529 U.S. 120 (2000), a federal agency must point to clear congressional authorization for
On April 9, 2022, a Cole County jury awarded more than $2 million to a former researcher at the Missouri House of Representatives. The plaintiff claimed he was discriminated against when he was fired in 2017, after his supervisors failed to properly accommodate his request for medical disability and was
On February 24, 2022, the Fourth Circuit restored a $1,186,975.00 arbitration award for a North Carolina securities wholesaler (“Warfield”) who alleged that his former employer ICON Advisers Inc. (“ICON”) unlawfully fired him without cause. Warfield v. Icon Advisers, Inc., No. 20-1690, __ F.4th__, 2022 WL 552029, (4th Cir. Feb. 24,
In the case, Steven Baker v. Oregon Mutual Insurance Co., 21-51097, the Ninth Circuit joined other appellate courts in finding that restaurants were not entitled to insurance coverage for losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. A panel of judges affirmed a district court opinion that the pandemic and pandemic-related shutdown orders did
On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 (the “Act”). The Act voids pre-dispute arbitration agreements that require a party to arbitrate sexual assault or sexual harassment claims. As a result, it is now unlawful throughout
Tim Van Ronzelen and Matt Clement recently settled a case for $330,000 shortly before an arbitration. Our client was walking home from work at night when she fell down an uncovered drop inlet. A drop inlet is kind of like a man hole, but the lid weighs several hundred pounds.
Attorneys Tim Van Ronzelen and Kari Schulte were asked to present today at the Cole County Bar Association annual CLE (continuing legal education) event. Tim spoke about recent notable civil law cases, including personal injury and wrongful death cases, while Kari taught about estate planning, trust and probate matters.
CVRS attorneys, Tim Van Ronzelen, Matt Clement & Kari Schulte resolved a case in a mediation for $1,000,000. The case involved serious personal injuries to the client related to a motor vehicle crash on a highway that was alleged to have been dangerous and defective. If you or a loved
Clement, Van Ronzelen & Schulte Settles Case for Woman Sexually Assaulted at Residential Treatment Facility
CVRS attorney Tim Van Ronzelen successfully represented a woman who was sexually assaulted at a residential treatment facility, providing funds for treatment and allowing her to better move forward with her life. Residential Treatment Facilities are making news in Missouri, largely due to the Circle of Hope Girls’ Camp. Multiple media reports