Thursday, April 11, 2013
The St. Louis Business Journal reports the Maryland Heights based grocer was sued earlier this week in St. Louis County Court.
While an investigation into how credit and debit card data from Schnucks customers was compromised over the last month continues, a Brentwood attorney has reportedly filed suit over how the Maryland Heights-based grocer handled the situation. The St. Louis Business Journal reports Geoffrey Meyerkord of the personal injury firm Meyerkord & Meyerkord brought the suit, claiming that 15 days passed between the time Schnucks learned of the breach and when it reported that the breach had been contained. A Schnucks spokeswoman told the paper that "the suit was without merit." Lori Willis, the company's communication director told Patch at the time that the breach had been "found and contained" that it had been working with customers who …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Thursday, W. Lynn Gunter pleaded not guilty to charges of murder in the death of his wife in their Town and Country home. He worked for an insurance firm in Maryland Heights. Gunter's former employer sued him for breach of a contract.
W. Lynn Gunter pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge in St. Louis County Circuit Court Thursday morning. As previously reported by Patch, Gunter is accused of murdering his wife Monday at their Town and Country home. Gunter worked for an insurance firm in Maryland Heights, and his work at that firm sparked a civil suit against him that resulted in a judgment of tens of thousands of dollars against him. Gunter’s attorney, N. Scott Rosenblum, declined to talk about specifics of the murder case. "I will say generally it’s not a wise proposition for anybody to jump to conclusions in any case," Rosenblum said. (Read Previous Story: Authorities Say Town and Country Man Killed Wife With 'Instrument') On Wednesday, Lt. Tom Larkin of …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Marcia Jones sues the city for alleged age discrimination.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Two former officers claim they were fired even as they were considered to replace the district's retiring Chief.
In a lawsuit filed this week in St. Louis County circuit court, three former officers of the Monarch Fire Protection District claim they were denied due process when they were removed last month in the wake of a sex discrimination lawsuit verdictwhich came back against the District in appellate court. Leslie Crews and Cary Spiegel said in the filing that they were told they were being dismissed because of that verdict, while Michael Davis said he was given no explanation. The complaint states that the case served as "a mere pretext and excuse," and that real reason stemmed from union interests in gaining control over the district. The trio said they were entitled to dismissal proceedings and an opportunity to clear their names in a hearing…
Friday, December 30, 2011
The plaintiffs in the suit filed this week were identified in a sex discrimination lawsuit against the district.
Three now-former senior officers at the Monarch Fire Protection District have reportedly filed suit against the agency over their firings in the wake of an employment discrimination lawsuit which came back with an appellate verdict against the district earlier this year. Four female district employees sued the district claiming a hostile, pervasively discriminating and abusive environment and identified Leslie Crews, Cary Spiegel and Michael Davis in the suit. Two of the plaintiffs were awarded damages. After the appellate court ruling, the Monarch board removed the trio and a fourth, battallon chief Fred Goodson. Goodson was found dead with an apparent self-inflicted wound near his home earlier this month. The suit on behalf of Leslie …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Two battalion chiefs, a deputy chief and an assistant chief will not be replaced.
The President of the Monarch Fire Protection District Board of Directors says service will not suffer despite the board's move Tuesday to remove four senior officers. The officers included two battalion chiefs, a deputy chief and an assistant chief who were identified in an employment discrimination lawsuit against the district which was upheld earlier this month in a state appeals court. The verdict, which includes $200,000 payments to a pair of plaintiffs in the case, will mean more than $1.5 million in total costs, including attorney fees. Board President Kim Evans said a total of five officers were identified through the suit. One was given the option of a reduction in rank to keep his job and accepted. Four others were given the …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
KSDK TV reports the fire protection district will address Saturday's board decision following recent appeals court ruling against the agency.
What really happened this weekend when four Monarch Fire Protection District officers were allegedly voted on to be dismissed from the district, as reported Monday by one of the district's three board members as well as the watchdog organization Monarch Concerned Taxpayers? "At this time I am not at liberty to answer that question. District policy does not allow any employee of Monarch or elected official to comment on personnel matters," Monarch Fire Protection District Board President Kim Evans told Patch in an email Monday afternoon. "I can tell you that this board is committed to a non-discriminatory workplace." Evans then issued a news release Monday afternoon. It stated the following: In 2007 several female employees of the Monarch …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Parties in Gee Warren v City of Maryland Heights will meet in early February, according to court documents.
A lawsuit arising from an alleged 2009 Aquaport injury is heading to a settlement conference. Court documents, obtained via the St. Louis County Courts, say the parties in Gee Warren v City of Maryland Heights will meet at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 1. Maryland Heights Patch reported previously that Gee Warren filed a lawsuit against the city in March. She seeks $25,000 to cover medical expenses and lost earnings from the injury.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Brothers who own Equis Hospitality Management are suing father over St. Charles apartment complex.
Brothers Michael, Douglas, and Gregory Mullenix are suing their father, Country Life Acres resident, Ivan Mullenix in the St. Louis County courtroom of Judge David Vincent. The brothers own Equis Hospitality Management which is involved in hotel development, management, and construction. Equis’ portfolio includes Homewood Suites by Hilton/Galleria, Fairfield Inn by Marriott/St. Charles, Town Place Suites by Marriott/St. Charles, Homewood Suites by Hilton/Riverport, and the Residence Inn by Marriott/Earth City. The family also owns Mullenix-St. Charles Partnership (MSCP) which owns and operates the Time Centre Apartments in St. Charles. According to court documents the brothers allege they reached an agreement with Ivan Mullenix where he …
Friday, July 1, 2011
The agreement would require MSD to make about $4.7 billion in improvements throughout 23 years, warranting additional rate hikes for customers. Missouri, one of the plaintiffs in the case, will not sign the agreement.
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Board of Trustees (MSD) has approved a consent decree that would settle a federal lawsuit. However, not all parties are partial to the agreement. On June 11, 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of Missouri filed a civil action suit, alleging MSD was in violation of the Clean Water Act of 1972. The Missouri Coalition for the Environment joined the suit after it was filed. All parties involved have been working on mediation efforts throughout the last four years with the result being the consent decree. However, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has decided against signing the agreement. Nanci Gonder, a spokeswoman for Koster said in an email: "We are not signing …