Landwehr appeals federal ruling

Linda Trest

Brad Landwehr has filed an appeal in the United States Court of  Appeals for the Eighth Circuit  from the final judgment entered by the court into record in February.

For nearly two years, a lawsuit claiming Landwehr lost employment with the city due to a violation of his civil rights had dragged through the federal court system.

Landwehr named the City of Gerald, Keith Wehmeyer, Hillary Ward and Stephen Grgurich as defendants. A jury ruled in the defendants’ favor. 

Landwehr then asked for a new trial and was denied by U. S. District Judge John A. Ross in April. 

An appeal was immediately filed by Landwehr’s attorney:

Notice is hereby given that Bradley Landwehr, plaintiff in the above-named case, hereby appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from the final judgment entered in this action on the 21st day of February 2018 and the memorandum and order ruling entered in this action on April 25, 2018 on Plaintiff’s Motion for a New Trial Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 59(a)(1)(A) .

Landwehr had served as the Public Works Director for the city. When Keith Wehmeyer was elected mayor in April 2015, he did not reappoint Landwehr. Landwehr claims the reason he was not reappointed was because he backed his brother who was also running for mayor. The jury did not find that claim to be supported.

The city will again be represented by Marshall Wilson with the Jefferson City law firm of Barry Wilson, L.L.C.

Lynette Petrushka with Pleban & Petrushcka Law L.L.C. of St. Louis will continue to represent Landwehr.