Government & Public Agencies

Government & Public Agencies – Litigation

Litigation on behalf of public agencies is a vital part of our practice at Lashly & Baer. Our litigators have obtained landmark decisions for public agencies. These have influenced the duties and responsibilities of public disclosure, the rights of public employees to form and join labor unions as well as the constitutional and public policy restrictions on the rights of public employees to strike.

We regularly handle the following litigation matters for our clients:

  • Civil rights, including claims before the Missouri Commission on Human Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Collective bargaining for school, fire, and public transportation employees
  • Limitations on the right of public employees to strike
  • Constitutional matters involving free speech, search and seizure, and due process (First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments)
  • Conduct of open public meetings
  • Contract interpretation and enforcement
  • Discrimination claims (race, gender, age, disability)
  • Duties and responsibilities of public disclosure
  • Election law issues including Public¬† financing of elections and Qualifications and rights of candidates
  • Constitutional requirements for adoption of general obligation bonds and operating tax levies
  • Employee discipline
  • Federal and state regulatory matters
  • Freedom of association
  • Freedom of religion
  • Gender, race, and age-based discrimination under Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act
  • Injunctions
  • Missouri open meetings and records law (Sunshine Law)
  • Non-resident tuition reimbursement
  • Premises liability
  • Product liability
  • Scope of taxing authority

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