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Judge: Sterigenics can still be sued in Cook County court, even if complied with federal clean air rules
Medical device sterilization company Sterigenics will need to defend itself in Cook County court against a host of lawsuits brought by trial lawyers on behalf of people living in communities surrounding Sterigenics’ Willowbrook facility, as the judge said the company's compliance with federal clean air rules don't protect it from the lawsuits accusing the company of releasing emissions the lawsuits say caused the plaintiffs' cancer.
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Sterigenics, state reach deal to end lawsuits over Willowbrook facility shutdown, emissions, allow plant to reopen
Medical device sterilizer Sterigenics has secured a path to reopening its plant in suburban Willowbrook, which has remained shuttered since February when state regulators under Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker ordered it closed over pollution concerns, even though the plant never violated the terms of its state operating permit.
Sterigenics: IL slow-walking document requests, depositions, 'afraid truth will come out' over shutdown order
Saying state officials are afraid “the truth will come out” about Gov. JB Pritzker’s order to close Sterigenics’ Willowbrook facility, Sterigenics has asked a DuPage County judge to force state officials to speed up their response to Sterigenics’ lawsuit and allow Sterigenics’ lawyers to question top Illinois environmental regulators under oath.
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 Chicago federal appeals panel has upheld a decision by a downstate federal judge, who gave no traction to a lawsuit brought by a pair of Caterpillar shareholders over Caterpillar executives' allegedly ill-advised decision to buy a Chinese company, saying the company officers acted in what they believed to be Caterpillar's best interests.
Sterigenics court fight worries health care sector over short-, long-term impacts of effort to restrict EO use
As the court fight continues over the fate of Sterigenics’ medical device sterilization plant in Willowbrook, the company and others are working to draw attention to the health care side effects of this and possible further moves by Illinois state officials and lawmakers to further restrict access to the sterilizing agent ethylene oxide.
Judge: Dispute over whether Pritzker broke law in shutting down Sterigenics belongs in state, not federal, court
Medical device sterilizer Sterigenics will not find any relief from federal courts, after a federal judge ruled its dispute over Gov. JB Pritzker’s order closing Sterigenics’ Willowbrook facility belongs in state court.
Judge: Illinois, DuPage lawsuit seeking court-ordered shutdown of Sterigenics doesn't belong in federal court
A federal judge has sent back to DuPage County court a lawsuit filed by the state against medical device sterilization company Sterigenics over alleged emissions from its plant in suburban Willowbrook, saying the state can press its pollution claims in state court against the company in large part because the state has not accused the company of violating any defined air quality standards.
A federal judge has refused to lift the shut-down order slapped on a suburban medical equipment sterilization plant, granting a win to Illinois state officials in the legal battle over the fate of the Willowbrook facility.
Sterigenics: IL EPA shut-down order oversteps the law; Asks federal court to block 'extralegal' action
Calling the action an attempt to sidestep the courts and the law, Sterigenics has filed suit against the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, asking a federal judge to remove the order the state agency slapped on late last Friday, effectively shuttering Sterigenics’ Willowbrook plant.