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Judges consider class action against quarry

A lawyer for an O’Fallon quarry argued Wednesday that a homeowner who blames the business for creating a nuisance hasn’t met the criteria for the class action she seeks. Lawrence F. Hartstein said during oral arguments before the state Supreme ...

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Calling on a Supreme power

A convertible or the cross? That's the choice Lynette Petruska faced 14 years ago: Should she buy a convertible and continue with her already successful legal career in St. Louis, or should she forgo such materialism for a more meaningful life as a nun with the Sisters of St. Joseph in Erie, Pa.?

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Eighth Circuit Judge Heaney hits bench mark

Eighth Circuit Judge Gerald W. Heaney, 88, who wrote every appellate opinion in the St. Louis desegregation case since 1980, will retire Aug. 31, bringing to an end a 39-year judicial career. The implementation of the voluntary city-county transfer plan ...

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