Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District

MSD lawsuit
3:05 pm
Tue April 19, 2011

Class-action suit over 2008 floods in U-City can go forward

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A Missouri appeals court has ruled thatĀ  a class-action lawsuit stemming from 2008 flash floods that killed two people and severely damaged more than 100 houses in University City can go forward.

The lawsuit alleges that the Metropolitan Sewer District's failure to maintain the River Des PeresĀ  made it impossible for the system to handle what amounted to predictable heavy rain. The floods were the result of the remnants of Hurricane Ike.

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MSD appeal
4:18 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

MSD to appeal stormwater fee decision

MSD headquarters in downtown St. Louis

The Metropolitan Sewer District says it plans to appeal a July court ruling that threw out a new system for charging for stormwater system maintenance.

The new fee charged people based on how much of their property could not absorb water. But Lincoln County judge Dan Dildine ruled that it was actually a tax, and therefore had to be approved by voters.

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