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House of Pain wins another delay by taking St. Louis County’s lawsuit to federal court

House of Pain wins another delay by taking St. Louis County's lawsuit to federal court

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 18, 2020

The gyms that are staying open despite St. Louis County’s stay-at-home order have won another delay in the county’s lawsuit trying to force them to close. At a Monday morning hearing, House of Pain Gym attorney Chris McDonough said that he filed a last-minute motion to take the case to federal court. It is t...

House of Pain gym wins another court delay; county’s day in court postponed to Monday

House of Pain gym wins another court delay; county's day in court postponed to Monday

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 15, 2020

The gym that is being sued by St. Louis County for staying open in defiance of the stay-at-home order has used two motions to delay an emergency hearing on the county’s request for a temporary restraining order until Monday. At the first scheduled hearing Wednesday with Circuit Judge John Lasater...

Judge dismisses Christians’ lawsuit challenging St. Louis County stay-at-home order

Judge dismisses Christians' lawsuit challenging St. Louis County stay-at-home order

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 13, 2020

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of Christians alleging that St. Louis County’s stay-at-home order violates their religious freedom by banning large in-person church services. In the lawsuit filed April 28 and dismissed Sunday, St. Louis County residents Lauren Hawse, husband...

St. Louis County goes to court to shut down gyms operating in defiance of stay-at-home order

As part of its lawsuit against the gym, St. Louis County submitted this screenshot of House of Pain Gym's website, with a banner across the top saying that the gyms are open daily.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 12, 2020

St. Louis County has filed a lawsuit to try to close two gyms that have reopened in defiance of the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. Despite St. Louis County’s continuing stay-at-home order, House of Pain Gym, with two locations at 251 Chesterfield Industrial Blvd., Chesterfield, and 12632 Dorsett Road, Marylan...

Federal judge sides with St. Louis County that COVID-19 lockdowns do not violate Constitution

The Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis distributed food and other items to 2,500 families Saturday, May 2, at the former Jamestown Mall, assisted by County Executive Sam Page in a mask, left.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 11, 2020

A federal judge has denied two business owners’ motion for a restraining order to end the current stay-at-home orders in St. Louis, blocking efforts to reopen “nonessential” businesses shut down in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. St. Louis County gym owner Allan Finnegan, who lives in Manchest...

Business owners sue St. Louis County, city so that businesses can reopen

Some businesses were forced to close by St. Louis County's March 21 stay-at-home order, but others like the Macy's at South County Center, seen above during the stay-at-home order, voluntarily closed before that.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 6, 2020

Business owners from St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the stay-at-home orders that are forcing “nonessential” businesses to stay closed until at least mid-May due to the coronavirus outbreak. In a federal lawsuit filed Monday, Allan Finnegan of...

League of Women Voters, NAACP file lawsuit to expand absentee voting during coronavirus

Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election.

April 17, 2020

The Missouri chapters of the League of Women Voters and the NAACP joined together to file a lawsuit Friday hoping to expand absentee voting in the state due to the coronavirus outbreak. Most states allow any voter to vote absentee if they want, but Missouri law only allows absentee voting for limited r...

St. Louis County hires outside attorneys to appeal $20 million discrimination verdict

Chief Jon Belmar, right, speaks at the memorial for Officer Blake Snyder held at Affton High School the night Snyder was killed, Oct. 6, 2016, with Sgt. Keith Wildhaber, second from left, looking on. Photo by Bill Milligan.

November 7, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor St. Louis County is hiring outside attorneys to appeal the $20 million discrimination verdict a jury awarded Oct. 25 to an Oakville police sergeant who said he was repeatedly passed over for promotions because he is gay. By handing down a...

Dueling Port Authorities face off in lawsuit

County Counselor Peter Krane responds to a question from County Council members at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

April 25, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter  The lawsuit between St. Louis County’s dueling Port Authorities had its first airing in court last week. After 40 minutes of arguments, a motion to dismiss the case which will decide which St. Louis County Port Authority is the leg...

Ex-Point principal sues district, Knost

Jim Walters

By Gloria Lloyd, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2015

Former Point Elementary Principal Jim Walters is suing the Mehlville School District and former Superintendent Eric Knost for breach of contract for firing Walters nearly three years ago for what Walters alleges were "false and unsubstantiated allegations of misconduct." During spring break in March...

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