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Appeals court: Metro Water District can't use state law to escape lawsuit from worker who fell 29 feet into tank

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 6, 2018

A state appeals court has refused to flush a lawsuit against the organization responsible for treating Cook County’s sewage, which was brought by a worker who was hurt in a fall from a ladder into a mostly empty treatment tank, as the judges said the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago can’t use immunity often granted under state law to escape the lawsuit, when it had earlier declared its officials didn’t know about the condition that led to the worker’s injuries.

Broadway Electric Inc., others allegedly failed to prevent man from being exposed to raw sewage

By Louie Torres | Feb 21, 2018

A man is suing Broadway Electric Inc. and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Green groups fighting Metro Water Dist over phosphorus limits not engaged in 'double-speak': Judge

By Dan Churney | Dec 30, 2016

A Chicago federal judge has refused to sink a lawsuit by environmental activists alleging the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago has polluted waterways with excessive levels of phosphorus, ruling the district failed to show the activists contradicted themselves, by arguing in state court environmental permits do not significantly restrict phosphorus discharges, while arguing in federal court the permits do impose such restrictions. 

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