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Dish Network hit with $283M penalty for third-party telemarketing practices

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Jun. 23, 2017, 2:56pm

A Springfield federal judge has placed Dish Network on the hook for a fine of more than $280 million for alleged violations of federal telemarketing law, even though the violations were committed by third-party contractors. And other companies should take note of the judge's ruling, said a lawyer who specializes in defenses against similar legal actions.

Peoria hospital's exclusive contracts did not unreasonably block competition, federal court rules

Karen Kidd Oct. 18, 2016, 1:25pm

Whether a smaller health care provider was prevented by a larger competitor from competing made a difference in a recent federal court decision that could set precedent in exclusive contracts, according to a Washington-based antitrust attorney. In late September, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois in Peoria ruled that OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, the largest hospital in Peoria, did not violate federal antitrust law when it entered into contracts with major commerci

Federal court emissions ruling vs IL coal power plant to have limited impact, attorney says

Karen Kidd Sep. 13, 2016, 5:21pm

The impact of a federal court's decision handed down last month against an Illinois coal-burning power generator probably will have limited effect outside the state, an environmental law attorney said during a recent interview.