lawsuit

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

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

(via Flickr/seannaber)

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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Death at Busch Home
1:31 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

Wrongful death suit filed against August Busch IV

Adrienne Martin was the girlfriend of former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV. She was found dead at his estate on Dec. 19. A wrongful death suit has been filed against Busch today on behalf of Martin's 8-year-old son.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

A wrongful death suit has been filed against August Busch IV on behalf of the son of Busch's deceased girlfriend, Adrienne Martin, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

According to the newspaper:

The case, filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court, seeks unspecified damages on behalf of Blake Alexander Martin, age 8. His father, Dr. Kevin Martin, is a plaintiff as his guardian. The suit claims "carelessness and negligence" by Busch.

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Local Control
1:33 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

St. Louis police officers file suit targeting local control petition language

The logo of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police displayed on a patrol vehicle.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

The battle over who will control the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has entered the theater of the courtroom.

Legislative efforts to give the city's Board of Aldermen direct oversight of the department have stalled. (It's currently governed by a five-member board, four of whom are gubernatorial appointees. The mayor is always the fifth).

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Metal Container Corp.
4:07 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Metal Container Corp. cited over amputations

According to Anheuser-Busch's website, Metal Container Corp."supplies more than 45 percent of Anheuser-Busch’s U.S. beer cans and 55 percent of its domestic lids."
(via Flickr/zappowbang)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is citing an Anheuser-Busch InBev can plant subsidiary in suburban St. Louis for several violations after two accidents in which employees suffered amputations.

OSHA said Wednesday that one worker at Metal Container Corp. in Arnold lost fingers in machinery. A second lost a foot in a forklift accident.

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Crime
12:43 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Hotel sued over alleged molestation

The family of a child allegedly molested by a drunken guest at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in suburban St. Louis is suing the hotel.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the suit was filed Tuesday.

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Biotech Agriculture
5:05 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

Lawsuit challenges genetically modified alfalfa

Alfalfa fields in Idaho.
(via Flickr/Sam Beebe-Ecotrust)

A lawsuit filed in California is challenging the federal government's deregulation of alfalfa that is genetically altered to withstand the popular weed killer Roundup.

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Ameren Missouri lawsuit
5:27 pm
Tue March 15, 2011

Ameren to U.S. district court: dismiss EPA lawsuit

Ameren's Rush Island power plant near Festus, Missouri. (Google Maps)

Ameren Missouri is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the company by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

The suit filed in January alleges that Ameren violated the Clean Air Act by making multi-million-dollar modifications to its coal-fired power plant in Festus without installing required pollution controls and obtaining the necessary permits.

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World Series tickets
4:23 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

Police officers will file their own suit over files in World Series ticket case

The long legal battle over the release of files from a St. Louis police investigation into officers who misused 2006 World Series tickets they seized from a scalper has gotten a little longer.

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Robin Carnahan / Fox News
2:51 pm
Fri February 18, 2011

Robin Carnahan can use legal expense fund for Fox suit

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan waves to the crowd during an election night watch party in St. Louis on Nov. 2, 2010. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The Federal Election Commission says Missouri Democrat Robin Carnahan can set up a legal defense fund to help cover $85,000 of costs from a copyright lawsuit brought by the Fox News Network.

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Ameren Missouri lawsuit
4:35 pm
Tue February 15, 2011

EPA responds to Senator Roy Blunt: Ameren lawsuit justified

Ameren's Rush Island power plant near Festus, Missouri. (Google Maps)

EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks says the federal government is confident Ameren Missouri violated the Clean Air Act at its Rush Island power plant near Festus.

Brooks was responding to a letter sent to the EPA last month by Senator Roy Blunt.

In the letter, Blunt defended Ameren and accused the EPA of overreaching its authority in order to “broadly penalize the use of coal in the United States.”

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