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Appeals court: Chicago suburban towns' alarm monopoly didn't violate antitrust laws, alarm company's rights
A collection of suburban communities didn't violate antitrust laws by establishing an alarm business monopoly by requiring businesses within their borders to purchase alarm services from one alarm business, a federal appeals court has said.
Judge: Cops not required to include personal 'private info' on public crash reports to lawyers seeking clients
Lawyers who use police accident reports to find clients and drum up business can’t use state open records laws to force police departments to provide addresses and insurance policy numbers for people involved in traffic crashes, a Cook County judge has ruled.
Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Willowbrook, Darien ask court to let them sue Sterigenics, along with Illinois
With the state of Illinois’ legal gambit to shut down a Willowbrook medical device sterilization facility now back in DuPage County court, two more suburbs - Burr Ridge and Hinsdale - have added their names to the list of municipal governments seeking to join the court action as plaintiffs.
A suburban police department and a personal injury lawyer who specializes in suing on behalf of people involved in car crashes have locked horns in Cook County court over how much information the police are required by law to include on accident reports the lawyer will use to solicit potential clients and drum up business.
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.