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Ameren Seeks Venue Change in Reservoir Case

FEBRUARY 2, 2007 - Posted at 2:47 p.m. CST

 

ST. LOUIS, MO - Utility provider Ameren UE is seeking to have a lawsuit over the 2005 collapse of its mountaintop reservoir in southeast Missouri 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 14, 2005, spilled one billion gallons of water.  Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park superintendent Jerry Toops, his wife and three were caught in the deluge.  All five survived.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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