Wednesday, July 09, 2008

State Supreme Court Turns Down Hauler’s Request

Three waste haulers appealed to the Missouri Supreme Court for dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to stop trash districts in unincorporated St. Louis County. The court denied the haulers' request for a writ of mandamus.

The Supreme Court's July 1 denial for a writ of mandamus came after American Eagle Industries, Meridian Waste Services and Waste Management of Missouri appealed a June 25 dismissal from County Circuit Court.

The Eastern Appellate District of the Missouri Court of Appeals on June 27 also denied a request for a writ of mandamus submitted by the waste haulers.The three waste haulers filed suit May 29 against the county contending state law requires county officials to issue a two-year notice to waste haulers before establishing trash districts in unincorporated areas and awarding contracts for trash pickup.

County Counselor Pat Redington has said that the notification requirement does not apply to St. Louis County because it is a charter county.


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