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Diocese of Belleville / Abuse Suit
4:40 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

Lawyer: Diocese of Belleville to pay $6.33 million in abuse suit

A map of the area of the Catholic Diocese of Belleville, Ill.
(via Wikimedia Commons/AlexiusHoratius)

An attorney for a man sexually abused by a southwestern Illinois priest says his client soon will receive $6.3 million related to a lawsuit the man won against the Diocese of Belleville.

Mike Weilmuenster tells the Belleville News-Democrat that a court hearing Wednesday in St. Clair County could involve the payout to James Wisniewski of Champaign.

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Co. trash districts
2:12 pm
Tue July 19, 2011

Mo. Supreme Court rejects one legal challenge to St. Louis County trash districts

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Missouri's Supreme Court has rejected one of several legal challenges to a series of trash districts in St. Louis County.

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Mo. Voter ID
11:05 am
Thu July 7, 2011

Suit challenges Mo. voter photo ID

An interior view of the dome of the Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City, Mo.
(via Flickr/jimbowen0306)

A lawsuit is seeking to strike down a proposed constitutional amendment allowing a photo identification mandate for Missouri voters.

The measure passed the Missouri General Assembly this session and is scheduled to go before voters in November 2012.

It would ask voters to amend the state Constitution and allow lawmakers to enact early voting laws and photo ID requirements.

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Clean Water Act settlement
11:22 am
Wed June 29, 2011

MSD board approves settlement on Clean Water violations

The Metropolitan Sewer District has until 2034 to remove 200 of these illegal sewer bypasses under a Clean Water Act lawsuit settlement approved today.
(Ted Heisel/Missouri Coalition for the Environment)

The board of the Metropolitan Sewer District has approved a settlement with the federal government and a local environmental action group over violations of the Clean Water Act.

The state of Missouri was also a party to the 2007 lawsuit, but did not approve the settlement.

The agreement will, among other things, require MSD to:

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Faulty drug settlement
2:33 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

Missouri will get almost $1 million in drug company settlement

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The state of Missouri will receive nearly $1 million from a nationwide settlement over poorly manufactured drugs.

A spokeswoman for Attorney General Chris Koster says the state will return the money to a fund that funds consumer protections lawsuits.

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Clean Water Act settlement
7:14 am
Fri June 10, 2011

MSD board gives preliminary approval to Clean Water lawsuit settlement

MSD crews make repairs along Hampton Ave. in 2010. The agency's Board of Trustees gave its approval last night to a settlement that will require $4.7 billion in infrastructure upgrades over 23 years.
(via Flickr/Paul Sableman)

The Board of Trustees for the Metropolitan Sewer District gave its initial approval last night to a multi-billion dollar plan to settle a Clean War Act lawsuit.

The state of Missouri and the EPA filed the suit in 2007, which the Missouri Coalition for the Environment later joined. It alleged, among other things that

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Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
4:55 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Illinois jury awards $95M for sexual harassment

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A federal jury has awarded a woman $95 million in a sexual harassment lawsuit against an Illinois rent-to-own business in suburban St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on its website Thursday that the award against Aaron's Inc. includes $15 million in compensatory damages and $80 million in punitive damages.

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Old Post Office
6:43 pm
Wed May 18, 2011

Old Post Office legal battle reaches settlement

A view of the Old Post Office building in downtown St. Louis.
(via Flickr/pasa47)

Updated at 8:30 a.m. May 19 with corrected timeline and statement from defendants.

A nearly decade-long legal battle over the redevelopment of the Old Post Office in downtown St. Louis is over.

The parties in a malicious prosecution lawsuit reached a settlement Tuesday.

The redevelopment plan involved the demolition of the Century Building to build a parking garage that would serve the Old Post Office, which was converted into office space.

Here's a brief timeline of the case:

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Spring Flooding/Claire McCaskill
1:55 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

McCaskill: farmers' lawsuit against levee blast will be difficult to win

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says that while she sympathizes with southeast Missouri farmers whose land has been swamped by the Birds Point levee breach, a lawsuit filed on their behalf against the federal government will be difficult to win.

The lawsuit claims the government violated the farmers' rights by taking their land without adequate compensation.

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Philip Morris USA
12:38 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

Philip Morris USA, others win favorable verdict from St. Louis jury

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Philip Morris USA and other major tobacco companies won a favorable verdict Friday in a lawsuit filed by 37 Missouri hospitals seeking more than $455 million for treating sick smokers.

Philip Morris USA was one of six tobacco companies involved in the lawsuit.

The hospitals had claimed cigarette companies delivered an "unreasonably dangerous" product and were seeking reimbursement back to 1993 for treating patients who had no insurance and did not pay their bills.

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