Ameren Seeks Venue Change in Reservoir Case

1 decade 1 year 7 months ago Friday, February 02 2007 Feb 2, 2007 Friday, February 02, 2007 1:35:45 PM CST February 02, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Utility provider Ameren UE is seeking to have a lawsuit over the 2005 collapse of its mountaintop reservoir heard in Reynolds County rather than St. Louis. STLToday.com reports that a hearing on the possible venue change is scheduled for Thursday in St. Louis Circuit Court. The site of the court case could be significant because city juries are perceived as friendly to plaintiffs. Meanwhile, Ameren is a large source of tax revenue to rural Reynolds County. The Taum Sauk reservoir collapse on December 14th, 2005, spilled one billion gallons of water. Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park superintendent Jerry Toops, his wife and three children were caught in the deluge. All five survived.

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