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Ritz isn’t rich enough

How rich should a Ritz-Carlton be? A lawsuit filed last week in St. Louis County Circuit Court answers the question for at least one of the high-end hotels: The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis should make at least $4 million in profits a year.

That figure pops up in the lawsuit filed by the hotel operators, Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. The company, which manages Ritz-Carlton hotels, alleges the owner of the location in Carondelet Plaza is trying to cancel the hotel’s 65-year operating agreement 43 years early because of underperformance.

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Lawsuits say POM is not so wonderful

Displayed is a bottle of POM Wonderful juice. A Kansas City law firm is filing potential class action lawsuits against the makers of POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice after federal regulators filed complaints against the manufacturer last month, saying there's no science to support the company’s claims that its products treat or prevent diseases such as prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction.

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Kansas City leaves $2M and runs

Donna Piggie processes a ticket payment for the Kansas City Municipal Court. Kansas City in August 2011 is set to migrate its 1970s internal court docketing system to the same one used in St. Louis through Regional Justice Information Service.

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