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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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Veterans Sue Mo. Universities
1:11 pm
Tue February 15, 2011

Group of military veterans sues trustees of several Missouri universities

A soldier studies his notes during training in Djibouti. Far away from Djibouti, a group of military veterans is suing the trustees of several Missouri colleges, alleging the institutions systematically overcharged them.
(via Flickr / U.S. Army Africa)

A group of military veterans has sued several Missouri educational institutions, alleging that they were systematically overcharged, the Riverfront Times reports.

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Metro Bus Wrongful Death Suit
4:52 pm
Mon February 14, 2011

Wrongful death suit filed by sister of woman killed by Metro bus

The sister of a woman who died after being struck by a Metro bus on Dec. 3, 2010 has filed a wrongful death suit against Bi-State Development Agency, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The Post-Dispatch describes the details of the lawsuit:

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Robin Carnahan / Fox News
2:49 pm
Fri February 4, 2011

Carnahan, Fox News settle Mo. Senate race lawsuit

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan waves to the crowd during an election night watch party in St. Louis on Nov. 2, 2010. Carnahan has settled a lawsuit with the Fox News Network about one of her campaign ads. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Former Missouri Senate candidate Robin Carnahan has settled a lawsuit with the Fox News Network alleging copyright infringement by one of her campaign ads.

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Diocese of Belleville
10:09 am
Fri January 14, 2011

Belleville Diocese's appeal of $5 million judgment fails

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

A southern Illinois appeals court has refused to overturn a $5 million jury award against the Diocese of Belleville to a former altar boy who claimed he was sexually abused by a priest.

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Ameren Missouri Sued
2:57 pm
Wed January 12, 2011

U.S. sues Ameren Missouri over Festus power plant

The location of the Ameren Rush Island power plant in Festus, Mo. Emissions violations at the plant are the topic of a lawsuit against Ameren Missouri filed today by the U.S. Department of Justice in St. Louis, Mo. (Google Maps)

Ameren Missouri and the U.S. Department of Justice are at odds over environmental concerns.

The federal government filed a lawsuit today against the energy company for violations of the Clean Air Act.

The suit alleges that Ameren made multi-million-dollar modifications to its coal-fired power plant in Festus (map image above), without installing required pollution controls and obtaining the necessary permits.

The government wants Ameren to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions, to address any harm caused by the violations, and to pay civil penalties.

Ameren spokesperson Susan Gallagher says the company did nothing wrong.

"We believe that the position that the EPA is taking will impose significant costs on Ameren customers, especially in tough economic times."

Gallagher says the modifications at the Festus plant consisted of routine maintenance projects allowed under the Clean Air Act.

Insurance lawsuit
9:51 am
Tue January 11, 2011

WashU sued over billing practices

Washington University is the target of a lawsuit challenging the way healthcare providers charge for their service.
(via Flickr/kennedy22)

Steven Powell wants to change the way health care providers charge for their product.

Powell, a factory worker, filed suit Friday challenging a billing practice known as balance billing.

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

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