A group of environmental action organizations appear to have more work ahead of them if they wish to persuade a federal judge that the region’s largest sewage treatment agency broke federal law and should be held responsible for what they have called unnatural levels of plant and algae growth in local rivers and streams, which the environmental groups claim is spurred by phosphorus in the treated water flowing from the agency’s sewage treatment plants.
A group of more than five dozen Illinois social service agencies have sued Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and a collection of state agencies, alleging the governor’s decision to veto three appropriation bills in June 2015 has provided cover for the state to unconstitutionally refuse to pay them more than $100 million they are collectively owed for services rendered under contracts with the state of Illinois.
In the wake of ride-sharing company Uber’s settlement of class action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts over the company’s classification of drivers as contractors, rather than employees, another class action has been brought in Chicago federal court demanding Uber’s drivers be treated as employees, with the associated rights and benefits, under federal labor laws.
Woman sues food provides and universityCHICAGO — A woman is suing Aramark Management LLC and the University of Chicago, food provides and university, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.Salina Chavira filed a complaint on April 13, in the Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they failed to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances.According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on April 8,, she was injured when the agent of defendant Aramark spi