St. Louis, MO – An appeals court in St. Louis says a lawsuit over the Doe Run lead smelter in Herculaneum has no business being in St. Louis.
The Missouri Court of Appeals court says plaintiffs named a Doe Run vice president as a defendant merely to get the suits in the St. Louis court, where juries are often considered friendlier to plaintiffs. The panel ordered the cases transferred to a proper county.
St. Charles, MO – A drug distribution company in St. Charles has shut down its operations after a federal court ruling. A judge says Easy Returns' procedures for handling controlled substances were lax.
The company's license to handle drugs had been suspended; feds say the company posed a public safety risk because drugs went missing, and employees were later arrested for selling drugs illegally. The company is considering an appeal of the judge's decision.