Winners in MetroLink Suit Seek $27 Million in Legal Fees

Thirty-seven lawyers who defeated the Metro public transportation agency's efforts to hold their clients responsible for light rail construction woes have submitted claims for $27.3 million in fees and expenses against the transit agency. If St. Louis County Presiding Judge Carolyn C. Whittington approves the bills at a hearing Wednesday,…

Jury Orders Transit Agency to Pay the Firms it Sued

After spending millions of dollars on lawyers, accountants and expert witnesses, the Metro public transportation agency got nothing Friday for its investment in its $81 million civil damage suit against four design and construction management companies. Instead of verdicts in favor of Metro - which alleged negligence, breach of contract…

Jury Gets MetroLink Extension Suit

A jury began deliberations Monday after lawyers made their closing arguments in the Metro transit agency's damage suit against four companies over MetroLink construction delays and cost overruns. Now entering its 15th week, it's described as the longest civil trial in St. Louis County history. Metro, known formally as the Bi-State…

MetroLink Jurors Begin Deliberations in Shrewsbury Project Case

Jurors began deliberating on Monday in the three-month-long fraud trial against Cross County Collaborative, the builders of the eight-mile MetroLink extension to Shrewsbury. The fraud lawsuit, filed by Metro, the light-rail train's operator, centered on a cost overrun of more than $125 million and a 15-month delay in the…

New Courtship

The Missouri Court of Appeals has turned down Deanna Daughhetee Vinson's appeal to the end of her subprime marriage to fellow mortgage dynamo Ray Vinson. A three-judge panel of Roy Richter, Glenn Norton and Clifford Ahrens said St. Louis County Circuit Judge Michael Burton got it right the first time.

Missouri Court of Appeals Judges Affirm — and Criticize — Vinson Divorce

Mortgage broker Ray Vinson -- whose famed ads have annoyed multiple TV viewers -- seemed to draw the same reaction Tuesday from a state appeals panel that affirmed Vinson's divorce from his wife, Deanna. Judge Roy L. Richter, writing for the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, expressed aggravation…

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