UPDATE: All current information has now been reported by the DAR. The DAR took 30 days to report about our case reopened, 17 days to report on the dismissal of the ethics charges, and yet only 3 days to report the city was awarded $5k in legal fees. I was not contacted by the DAR regarding either article in Friday’s (2/22) paper.
Back in January, one of the judge’s requirement for reinstating our case was that PB Internet would pay the City’s expenses incurred from the two extra hearings. We had argued that the charges were over and above that necessary to the proceedings, but the judge evidently didn’t agree. Earlier this afternoon, Judge Ligons ruled that PB Internet should pay $5170.76 of legal fees charged by Attorney Carl Lumley to the City of Poplar Bluff for the two hearings.
The charges included $2400 for drive time to/from St Louis twice (twelve hours of drive time billed at $200/hour). Good thing Lumley doesn’t charge hourly for sleeping at the Holiday Inn.
No one likes to have a judge rule against you but we will continue to plod on; we have 15 days to come up with the money and pay the amount and then our case can continue.
Today’s ruling stated:
Comes now the Court and allows Defendant’s request for attorney’s fees in the amount of $5,170.76. Plaintiff shall have 15 days to pay said amount or Plaintiff’s Response to Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment shall be stricken. So Ordered. – Judge Ligons/cb
I’ll go out on a limb and say that this will be in Wednesday’s DAR (update: it was in Friday’s edition)… Keep an eye on the DAR watch in the top right corner of SEMO.net.
One in five people will have a panic attack once in their lifetime. What would you do when this happens to a co-worker, loved one, or church member? Attend the [...]
One in five people will have a panic attack once in their lifetime. What would you do when this happens to a co-worker, loved one, or church member? Attend the Mental Health First Aid course to recognize symptoms of mental health problems, how to help, and how to guide the person to professional help. University of Missouri Extension and Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health are sponsoring Mental Health First Aid training on Tuesday, September 30 in Poplar Bluff.
The one-day training will be held at the First Presbyterian Church from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The registration fee is $20 which includes lunch and a workbook. Registration is usually $40 but this class is partially funded by a University of Missouri grant. Instructors, who are certified Mental Health First Aid Trainers, include Phyllis Flanigan, Human Development Specialist for University of Missouri Extension and Amber Windhorst, Prevention and Community Intervention Coordinator, from Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health.
This 8-hour course teaches people how to give first aid to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis situation. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of the most common mental health problems, where and when to get help, and what type of help has been shown to be effective. The purpose of the program is to also demystify the whole topic of mental illness, to increase mental health literacy, and to decrease any stigma.
Specific audiences for the training vary, but include key professions such as law enforcement, first responders, primary care professionals, nursing home staff, school administration and educators. Other participating entities include faith communities, employers, chambers of commerce, state policymakers, mental health advocacy organizations, shelter volunteers, families and the general public.
For more information and to register contact the University of Missouri Extension Center, 222 North Broadway, Poplar Bluff (686-8064). The registration form is found on our website extension.missouri.edu/butler. Deadline to register is Monday, September 22.
MU is an equal opportunity/ADA institution
(Tuesday) 8:00 am - 8:00 am
First Presbyterian Church
301 N Main, Poplar Bluff, MO
University of Missouri Extension Center