Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Cochenour v. Cameron Savings & Loan, F.A.

160 F.3d 1187 (1998)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 32,200+ case briefs...

Cochenour v. Cameron Savings & Loan, F.A.

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

160 F.3d 1187 (1998)

Facts

After Debera Cochenour (plaintiff) was fired from her position with Cameron Savings and Loan Association (defendant), Ms. Cochenour sued, arguing that Cameron fired her in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Missouri Human Rights Act. Cameron contended that it fired Ms. Cochenour and another employee, Ms. McDonald, because it discovered both employees were spreading rumors about its customers’ sexual orientations. Ms. Cochenour maintained that Cameron’s stated reason for firing her was pretextual and that, in fact, she was terminated due to her age and her health problems. A jury returned a verdict in favor of Cameron and denied Ms. Cochenour’s motion for a new trial. Ms. Cochenour appealed the trial court’s ruling to exclude certain evidence. Namely, evidence that, just after being fired, Ms. McDonald received a job offer from Cameron’s attorney, who happened to be the same attorney who had given legal advice to Cameron regarding its decision to terminate both employees. Ms. Cochenour argued that the jury could have inferred from the job offer that Cameron never had any real intention of depriving Ms. McDonald of employment and that its stated reason for firing Ms. Cochenour was therefore pretextual.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Arnold, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 585,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 585,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 32,200 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 585,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 32,200 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership