Suit Filed against Bonne Terre Mine / West End

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JohnnyC

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13 years of unpaid rent..... That's pretty ridiculous. I'm curious to see the response from the dive shop.

I can't imagine that the business was so unsuccessful that they couldn't afford $500/year to keep the owner off their back, even if they were being shady and not reporting their income. "Drat, 10% is below the yearly lease. Here's the $500 we owe," regardless of how much they were actually taking in.
 

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Diving there was a unique experience. I don't think I would go back unless the draconian rules they have change and no opportunities to tech dive. Maybe this is an opportunity to change for the better?
 

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I've been to the mine 4-5 times and have always enjoyed working with the guide staff - they're friendly, knowledgeable people who do a great job within the system that the shop owner enforces. However, I don't think it's a great system.

I'd love to see another operation come in with more flexible/sensible rules re: carrying lights, laying permanent lines, etc.
 

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I've been to the mine 4-5 times and have always enjoyed working with the guide staff - they're friendly, knowledgeable people who do a great job within the system that the shop owner enforces. However, I don't think it's a great system.

I'd love to see another operation come in with more flexible/sensible rules re: carrying lights, laying permanent lines, etc.

If it were run like Ginnie I would go
As is? no thanks
 

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Worked there as a safety diver in the 80s. The folks I worked and dove with were great. I don't have the same opinion, however, for the then owner and principal running things. For the sake of the dive community I hope there is a way diving can continue. Keep us posted on updates of the legal proceedings. Very interesting.
 

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This case is still grinding on...

https://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet/c...r=19SF-AC01337&inputVO.courtId=SMPDB0005_CT24

It's curious that the dive shop operation is represented by team of 4 attorneys... Seems like a large / expensive legal team for a rent and possession suit. If this is a pretty straight forward rent and possession lawsuit seeking eviction - either the tenant satisfied their contractual obligation - or they didn't. I guess we'll see how this winds its way through the courts.
 

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and with covid court closures and related issues it looks like it has a ways to go.
 

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This case is still grinding on...

https://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet/c...r=19SF-AC01337&inputVO.courtId=SMPDB0005_CT24

It's curious that the dive shop operation is represented by team of 4 attorneys... Seems like a large / expensive legal team for a rent and possession suit. If this is a pretty straight forward rent and possession lawsuit seeking eviction - either the tenant satisfied their contractual obligation - or they didn't. I guess we'll see how this winds its way through the courts.
The dive op (west end) is fighting or not responding to discovery?
 

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The dive op (west end) is fighting or not responding to discovery?
I can't see the actual filings on the site that was posted above but yes there appears just from the entries that there are discovery related motions but also I see that the D filed a counterclaim and that another party has intervened as well so it does look contested and slowly moving forward.
 
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