Court Grants Summary Judgment in Favor of Client on Alleged Missouri Human Rights Act Claim09/23/2015
Taishia Price asserted a claim under the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA), Mo. Rev. Stat. § 213.055, against client Stephen Bradford for an alleged assault and battery in 2011 occurring at a Kansas City elementary school. Mr. Bradford moved for summary judgment against Ms. Price’s MHRA claim asserting that Ms. Price did not have standing to assert such a claim because she was not an employee of Mr. Bradford or his employer, Greater K.C. LINC, Inc., during that time. The Court granted summary judgment in favor of Mr. Bradford, despite Ms. Price’s argument that she was employed by earning income and benefits through a Missouri welfare program while working as a volunteer at the elementary school during the alleged assault. Christopher Brackman briefed and argued the Motion on behalf of Mr. Bradford.