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Ensz & Jester's Noteworthy Events
Ensz & Jester, P.C., congratulates Remington Smith and Christopher Napolitano for their selection to the Super Lawyers 2021 Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. No more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state are named to the Rising Stars list each year.
January 2020 | Brandon Mizner obtained the dismissal of a gender discrimination lawsuit based upon a statute of limitations defense even though the lawsuit was filed within 90 days of the notice of right to sue and within two years of the Petition’s last alleged act of discrimination in Alitz v. City of Independence.
May 2019 | Remington Smith and Matthew Gist received a defense verdict in a Jackson County jury trial alleging sexual harassment, disability discrimination, hostile work environment based on sex and disability, and retaliation. The matter was Markle v. Lee's Summit R-7 School District.
November 2016 | Remington Smith received a winning decision from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in a 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983 and Missouri Human Rights Act claim by a discharged Building Commissioner in Bolderson v. City of Wentzville, Missouri. Mr. Smith won a Summary Judgment in the District Court a year earlier, which the former employee appealed.
July 2016 | Robert O. Jester and Matthew Gist received a winning decision from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in a 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983 claim where a failure to provide medical care for an inmate was alleged in Corwin v. Ray County, Missouri, et. al. The firm had earlier won a Judgment on the Pleadings and a Summary Judgment in the District Court for its clients that was appealed.
June 2016 | Remington Smith made front-page news in Missouri Lawyers Weekly after winning a rare Summary Judgment in State Court dismissing a Missouri Human Rights Act claim brought by a discharged nurse who claimed disability discrimination and retaliation in Price v. Sr. Citizens Nursing Home District of Ray County, et al.
May 2016 | Robert O. Jester successfully represented the former President of The Clemens Coal Company in the trial of his Counterclaim in United States District Court for the District of Kansas in May, 2016 and received a unanimous jury decision for his client and an award of damages In Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company v. The Clemens Coal Company, et al.
September 2015 | Robert O. Jester of this firm received a Summary Judgment in favor of our client the City of Columbia, Mo. and its Community Development Director and Building & Development Manager. The Plaintiff in the action The Lamar Co. was seeking to enforce a 1998 Settlement Agreement that would have allowed them to build new billboards within the City of Columbia without complying with the City’s Sign Ordinances and ask the court to grant a mandamus forcing the city officials to issue the permits. The Circuit Court of Boone county found the 1998 agreement “void” and in violation of Sec. 432.070 RSMo. as attempting to contract away the City’s police powers which is a violation of the statute. The Plaintiff was seeking millions in damages from the City so we are very happy to have secured this victory for the City of Columbia.