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Savvis shareholders sue

Cloud computing company Savvis Inc. has announced it will be bought, but shareholders aren’t sold. On April 29, two days after the company announced a $2.5 billion acquisition by Louisiana-based CenturyLink Inc., shareholder Michael Jiannaras filed a potential class action in St. Louis County Circuit Court, alleging the deal sells Savvis short.

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Businessman gets $150,000 in punitives after online defamation

“The Internet isn’t written in pencil, Mark. It’s written in ink.” So says Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg’s ex-girlfriend to him after he slams her on his blog in the movie “The Social Network.” The Internet may be written in ink, but determining just how much business bad online reviews can ink out is a bit more complicated.

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City sues for overdue property taxes

The collector of revenue for St. Louis has filed suit against owners who are three years delinquent on property taxes. Among the largest: Ballpark Lofts, Nelly’s former sports bar and the St. Louis Wax Museum. The suit was filed April 12 in the Circuit Court of St. Louis, but for now, owners and managers of the properties aren’t talking.

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Body found in 1988 was misidentified

On July 18, 1985, a 21-year-old secretary for the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office walked into her apartment on South Spring Avenue in St. Louis. She was never seen alive again. More than 25 years later, Jefferson County law enforcement say they’ve identified Cynthia Horan’s remains using DNA technology — and that those remains were previously identified as another woman’s.

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