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Prairie Rivers Network alleges Dynegy Midwest Generation is unlawfully discharging pollutants

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 8, 2018

URBANA, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois nonprofit organization alleges an energy company is unlawfully discharging pollutants into waterways.

California receives $53.25 million of multistate settlement involving Dish Network

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced June 6 that California will receive $53.25 million after a judgment was levied against Dish Network in a national telemarketing case.

Side agreements with environmental regulators an uphill battle in court

By Robert Lawson | Oct 3, 2016

A recent case in Illinois federal court has brought attention to the fact that organizations need to pay close attention to specific and strict requirements of the environmental regulators, even when they have come to so-called side agreements with them. Why? Citizen lawsuits.

EEOC targets Rent-A-Center for discriminating against transgender employee allegations

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 22, 2016

URBANA, Ill. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken action against Rent-A-Center, a company that owns and operates more than 3,000 stores nationwide offering products in rent-to-own agreements, suing the company for alleged discrimination against a transgender employee.

Corn farmers file seven class actions against Syngenta

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 15, 2014

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Corn farmers have filed seven class action lawsuits against Syngenta Corporation in five states for allegedly releasing a genetically-engineered corn seed prematurely.

Seventh Circuit sides with Ill. governor on pay raises

By Jessica M. Karmasek | May 22, 2012

Quinn CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court last week upheld a district court's decision siding with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn in denying thousands of state employees pay raises.

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