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Hoernschemeyer and Kasten Successfully Defend Lawsuit: No Constitutional Right to Play Sports

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Natalie Hoernschemeyer and Wendy Kasten successfully represented a Missouri school district against a lawsuit requesting a temporary restraining order and preliminary and permanent injunctive relief preventing the school district from declaring two students to be ineligible to participate in sports for 365 days.  Prior to an evidentiary hearing on the temporary restraining order, the Mickes […]

Mickes and Helfrich to Present at 2012 NSBA Seminar

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

We are excited to announce Tom Mickes and Betsey Helfrich will be presenting at the NSBA Council of School Attorneys’ 2012 School Law Practice Seminar. They will be speaking on the Children’s Internet Protection Act and other First Amendment concerns. The seminar is being held October 11-13, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For more […]

2012 School Law Seminars

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Registration for the 2012 School Law Seminars is now open. The sessions will be held: Columbia, MO – Holiday Inn Executive Center – July 29, 2012 mnubox.com/pages/ St. Louis, MO – Maryville University – Auditorium – August 2, 2012 Cape Girardeau, MO – Southeast Missouri State University – Glenn Auditorium – August 3, 2012 Springfield, […]

Rubenstein Wins St. Louis County Judgment in Favor of Landlord

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Sarah Rubenstein recently won a judgment in a rent and possession action brought on behalf of Walmar Investment Company. Walmar brought suit in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County to regain possession of its property from a holdover tenant, Don DeFoe Flowers, Inc., and to collect several months in back rent. The tenant moved […]

Mickes Goldman O’Toole Attorneys Prevail in Class Action Lawsuit

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Natalie Hoernschemeyer and Christi Flaherty recently defeated a class action lawsuit against Moberly Area Community College.  The College was among several Missouri colleges sued by their students, inter alia, the Missouri Returning Heroes Act (a statute that caps the tuition for veterans returning from combat at $50.00 per credit hour).  The students alleged that the […]

MGO Named Best Law Firm for 2011 and 2012

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

For the second year in a row U.S. News and Best Lawyers have named Mickes Goldman O’Toole, LLC as one of the “Best Law Firms” in the country, and the only one in St. Louis, in the area of Education Law. The only other firm so recognized in Missouri other than ours is a 500-attorney […]

Eighth Circuit Affirms Decision in District’s Favor

Monday, August 1st, 2011

The Mickes Goldman O’Toole law firm is proud to announce the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recent decision in the D.J.M., et al v. Hannibal Public School District #60, et al. The case concerned a student’s claim that his long term discipline for making death threats against specific students was protected by the First Amendment’s […]

Mickes and Helfrich Successfully Defend Southwest Missouri School District in Missouri Court of Appeals

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Tom Mickes and Betsey Helfrich successfully represented the Carthage R-IX School District in an appeal of a teacher termination proceeding before the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District. After a hearing before the District’s Board of Education, the Board terminated the Director its Parents as Teachers Program for immoral conduct. The evidence at the hearing […]

Hoernschemeyer and Helfrich Defeat $76 Million Dollar Lawsuit

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

After a hearing before the School District’s Board of Education, the Board of a Mid-Missouri School District terminated three tenured teachers for immoral conduct. The teachers appealed the matter to circuit court and concurrently filed suit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri asserting various tort and constitutionally based claims […]

2011 School Law Seminars Set

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Registration for the 2011 School Law Seminars is now open. The sessions will be held: Columbia, MO – Holiday Inn Executive Center – July 31, 2011 St. Louis, MO – Maryville University – Auditorium – August 4, 2011 Cape Girardeau, MO – Southeast Missouri State University – Glenn Auditorium – August 5, 2011 Springfield, MO […]