ST. LOUIS — A museum is suing the city of St. Louis, citing alleged wrongful claims of a property.

The Missouri Civil War Museum filed a complaint in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against the city of St. Louis alleging that the defendant violated an agreement, denying the full ownership of a monument to the museum.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 13, the Confederate Memorial Monument in Forest Park was transferred to the plaintiff by the United Daughters of the Confederacy as a gift. However, the plaintiff's desire to move the monument to another location was denied by the defendant even though the museum is the sole owner and has all rights, title and interest of the monument. 

The plaintiff holds the city of St. Louis responsible because the defendant allegedly wrongfully claims to have ownership rights in the monument even though the ownership never transferred to it.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to determine that the plaintiff is the lawful owner of the Confederate Memorial Monument, as well as award for attorney's fees, costs incurred and for such other relief as the court deems just and proper. They are represented by Jay L. Kanzler Jr. and Coren Brown of Witzel, Kanzler & Dimmitt LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC10277

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