Child care facility sues after its license is not renewed

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 10, 2018

ST. LOUIS — A child care facility is suing the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, citing alleged failure to renew its license.

The Urban Montessori Institute of St. Louis, doing business as the Forest Park Montessori School, filed a complaint on Sept. 11, in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court, against the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, alleging that the agency failed to renew the plaintiff's license.

The plaintiff alleges that it has been providing child care for children since it was licensed to operate in August 2010. All of its classes were canceled and it has caused irreparable harm to enrollees and their parents. 

The plaintiff holds the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services responsible, because the defendant allegedly denied the plaintiff's license on Sept. 1, citing a technical violation involving record keeping and failure to produce relevant documentations lost in a fire.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order for defendant to review its decision and a temporary restraining order for 60 days enjoining and restraining the enforcement of defendant's decision to deny plaintiff's license to operate, and all other relief that is just and equitable. 

It is represented by Rex P. Fennessey and Dean Kpere-Daibo of McMahon Berger PC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court Case number 1882-CC11202

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