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Federal judge denies alarm companies attempt to block Schaumburg's alarm monitoring rules

David Hutton Sep. 13, 2017, 8:05pm

A federal judge has, for now, denied a request from business alarm company Alarm Detection Systems Inc. (ADS) and several other security firms for a temporary injunction in a case acusing the village of Schaumburg, Tyco Integrated Security LLC and Northwest Central Dispatch System of essentially conspiring to create an alarm monitoring monopoly in the northwest suburban village.

Class action denied in 'misleading' debt collection case vs Midland Credit Management

Angela Underwood Aug. 2, 2017, 1:36am

A Chicago federal judge has turned aside, for now, an attempt to turn a dispute over a debt collection into a class action, saying the evidence supplied by plaintiffs in the case - a collection letter which allegedly violated federal law - is not enough to justify the request to expand the lawsuit to include others who may have received similar letters.