Tag: Lawsuit

Judge refuses to dismiss Rams lawsuit

A St. Louis area judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the City of St. Louis and the area’s sports authority over NFL’s Rams departure to Los Angeles. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Christopher McGraugh issued the ruling on Wednesday, which will result in the case most likely going to court. The lawsuit filed in April alleges that the National Football League’s Rams failed to meet a league relocation requirement when the team left […]

Could Hawley investigate or sue Greitens over a texting app?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General Josh Hawley is reportedly weighing a decision as to whether he should appoint a special investigator to look into the usage of the text app, Confide, by Governor Eric Greitens and his staff. Last week, the Kansas City Star reported that the Republican freshman governor and his staff used the app, bringing about a number of questions concerning alleged transparency issues, as the app deletes messages and prevents saving, […]

State Auditor requests dismissal in Missouri Alliance for Freedom’s Sunshine case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Attorneys for the State Auditor are requesting the courts to dismiss the lawsuit against the office on behalf of the Missouri Alliance for Freedom. The lawsuit stems from a July civil suit seeking to compel Auditor Nicole Galloway to produce documents related to an audit of the Department of Revenue, which was requested under the state’s open records law. According to a news release from the Auditor’s Office, the office has […]

Four St. Louis County Councilmembers sue Stenger in regards to County Auditor positions

On Monday, it was revealed that four members of the St. Louis County Council were suing County Executive Steve Stenger in regards to him blocking the county auditor from hiring additional staff. St. Louis County Councilmembers Sam Page, Ernie Trakas, Rochelle Walton-Gray, and Hazel Erby filed the suit in the St. Louis County Circuit Court. According to the lawsuit, it “arises out of an attempt by the St. Louis County Executive to interfere with the […]

Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue state over latest abortion law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Planned Parenthood affiliates and the American Civil Liberties Union are filing a lawsuit over the new abortion restrictions passed during an extraordinary session. SB 5, passed by the Republican-led Missouri Legislature this past summer, would put a new set of requirements that women and doctors would have to overcome “so that women can exercise their right to have an abortion in the state of Missouri”, according to court documents filed Tuesday. […]

Missouri Chamber sues for right to contribute to its own PAC

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It hasn’t yet been a year since Missouri voters passed Amendment 2, a campaign contribution reform measure seeking to place restrictions on how money can be donated or maneuvered in the realm of Missouri elections, but it’s already led to a number of legal challenges in the Show-Me State. Now, one more can be added to the list, as the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday filed a lawsuit […]

State says Cooper County Clerk siphoned public funds for personal pick-up

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has filed felony and misdemeanor charges against Cooper County Clerk Darryl Kempf, according to a press release. This is the third corruption prosecution against public officials by Hawley’s Public Corruption Team. Kempf is charged with failure to furnish a return, receiving stolen property, and stealing. Hawley’s office alleges Kempf unlawfully obtained a vehicle that was being leased by Cooper County, and then intentionally withheld a sales tax return on the […]