Mo. Couple Sues to Let Kids Have Cookie Stands
HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- The Girl Scout Cookie fight in eastern Missouri is going to court. A Hazelwood family is suing the city after it warned two teenage girls that their Girl Scout cookies stand in the family's driveway without a permit violated a city code. Carolyn Milles filed the lawsuit Thursday on behalf of her two daughters.
She received a letter from the city last month saying that a neighbor had complained about traffic and noise from the stand. The girls had sold cookies from the stand for the last six years. The city did not ever tell the family to close the stand. Their lawyer, Dave Roland, says the lawsuit is not seeking money. He says it's designed to protect private property rights for "harmless" uses such as cookie sales.