Melissa Busch News

Appeals panel: ILRB exec. dir. lacks authority to yank bargaining unit certification without due process

By Melissa Busch | Jun 20, 2017

A state appellate court has vacated an Illinois labor board's decision to dismiss a petition by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) to represent several workers in the Cook County Sheriff's electronic monitoring unit, saying the labor board erred in allowing its executive director to yank certification without due process.

Medicare contractor's new rule for nurse anesthetists could hurt Medicare patients in dozen states

By Melissa Busch | May 23, 2017

New payment rules effectively leave nurse anesthetists unable to be paid for care rendered to Medicare patients in a dozen states, according to a lawsuit brought by a nursing industry association, and the group says this could mean beneficiaries in those states may be forced to turn to self-medication to treat chronic pain.

Appeals court upholds concealed carry license denial to ex-Chicago alderman candidate with 18 arrests

By Melissa Busch | May 12, 2017

An appeals court has upheld a decision to deny a concealed carry firearm license to a former Chicago alderman candidate who court documents said had been arrested 18 times, and had been accused of several violent acts, including threatening to put an employee “in a wood chipper and six feet underground."

California company must pay $7 million-plus award to Hyatt for violating franchise agreement

By Melissa Busch | May 11, 2017

CHICAGO – A federal court in Illinois confirmed that a hotel builder will have to pay Hyatt a more than $7 million arbitration award for failing to honor their franchise agreement.

Court grants class status in case of Illinois inmates claiming substandard health care

By Melissa Busch | May 11, 2017

A group of Illinois prison inmates will be allowed to move forward with their class action suit claiming health care provided to inmates in the Illinois Department of Corrections violates constitutional standards.

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