Friday, September 25, 2009

Class-action lawsuit calls for refunds to householders in trash districts


A new class-action lawsuit challenges St. Louis County's trash system and asks three trash haulers to repay county residents their trash fees plus damages.

The county last year began operating eight trash collection districts in the unincorporated area. Most households in each district receive service from a hauler the county selected by bidding; residents pay the hauler a monthly charge. Paul Marquis of southwest St. Louis County and Cathy Armbruster of Oakville are the plaintiffs in the suit before Associate Circuit Judge Patrick Clifford that seeks class-action status.

Aside from the county, haulers Allied Services, IESI MO and Veolia ES Solid Waste Midwest, which collect trash in the districts, are the defendants.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:32 PM

    I would like information if a class-action lawsuit status is obtained. I would like to join in on the suit.