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A Chicago federal judge has kicked to the curb a suit by a former busing contracts manager for Chicago Public Schools, who alleged bus companies and school officials defrauded Medicaid in connection with transportation of special needs students.
A group of school bus drivers has delivered a potential class action lawsuit to another school bus company, claiming the provider of transportation services to school students in Chicago’s suburbs has stiffed them on wages and overtime, by allegedly paying them only for the time they were on their routes, and not for the 15-45 minutes of work they claim they did each day before and after.
A group of 65 school bus drivers has filed a class action lawsuit against bus company First Student on behalf of potentially thousands of other bus drivers, claiming the company has made a habit of underpaying its drivers. Attorneys Karl W. Roth and William P. Foley of the Roth Law Group, of Chicago, filed the action Tuesday, Oct. 13, in federal court in Chicago.