David Bohm, a lawyer at Danna McKitrick, said he is preparing two suits, one to be filed in St. Louis County and one in St. Charles County, on behalf of the owners of the Seven Gables Inn and the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton, the Cheshire Inn in Richmond Heights, and the Drury Inn in St. Peters. Other plaintiffs may be added, he said. In all, four hotels are located in Clayton, three in Richmond Heights, and five in St. Peters.
The lawsuits will contend that additional tourism taxes imposed by the cities would be unconstitutional because they are beyond the taxing authority granted by the state legislature. “It’s a double taxation,” Bohm said.
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