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Richard Korn and Meggie Gentzen Defeat Writ of Mandamus

Richard Korn and Meggie Gentzen are defending a not-for-profit organization in an employment discrimination case brought under the Missouri Human Rights Act in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri. After the lawsuit was filed, they filed a motion for judgment on the pleadings based on the fact that the plaintiff had obtained a right-to-sue from the EEOC, but not the MCHR. The trial court, inclined to grant the motion, allowed the plaintiff time to request a right-to-sue from the Commission. Richard and Meggie lodged objections with the Commission on the basis that the Plaintiff’s request was untimely. The Commission agreed and denied the plaintiff’s request. The plaintiff then filed a Writ of Mandamus in the Circuit Court of Cole County, Missouri asking the court to compel the Commission to issue a right-to-sue. After the issue was fully briefed and argued, the court denied the plaintiff’s request for a Writ. A great result and likely a quick ending to the case!