Dowd Bennett Wins in the Missouri Supreme Court on Behalf of the City of St. Louis
On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the Missouri Supreme Court upheld a minimum wage law passed by the City of St. Louis holding that the ordinance is not preempted by the state’s minimum wage laws. Dowd Bennett partners, Jamie Rehmann, Robert Epperson and Jim Martin represented the City of St. Louis in the trial court and on appeal before the Missouri Supreme Court. At the trial level, Dowd Bennett secured dismissal or favorable judgment on five of the seven counts challenging the minimum wage law. On cross-appeal, the Missouri Supreme Court found in favor of the City of St. Louis on all issues on appeal with all judges concurring in the result.
St. Louis City Mayor, Francis Slay issued the following statement, “The City also extends its gratitude to the Dowd Bennett law firm, which volunteered its time to represent the City of St. Louis at no charge from the original trial through the Supreme Court decision.”
More information about the Missouri Supreme Court’s decision can be found here: St. Louis Business Journal Article