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  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 15, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Settlement of lawsuit against Metropolitan Water Reclamation District formalizes deadlines to finish sections of the Deep Tunnel, but the entire system will not be completed until 2029. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-legal-settlement-to-force-completion-of-deep-tunnel-20111214...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 14, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder has been reportedly barred from hearing asbestos cases after her campaign committee allegedly got $30,000 in contributions from area law firms specializing in asbestos-related cases.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-asbestoscases-jud,0,149...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 12, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Interesting update on the McCullom Lake, Illinois brain cancer lawsuits against Rohm and Haas pending in Pennsylvania state court. http://www.nwherald.com/2011/11/17/our-day-in-court/amxyn2q/?page=1 (more…)...
  • Experienced Chicago Environmental Attorney Interviewed by American Bar Association

    Posted by on December 2, 2011
    Attorney Dave Scriven-Young describes his accomplished environmental practice and provides tips to young attorneys for American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Career Development Initiative. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 2, 2011 – To be successful, environmental lawyers must be flexible and willing to take on different kinds of matters, including litigating cases, negotiating corpor...
  • U.S. EPA Reaches $39,926 Settlement With Founder of River Forest Dry Cleaners Superfund Site

    Posted by on November 23, 2011
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced in a Federal Register Notice that it reached an administrative settlement for recovery of past response costs with Edward Ditchfield, the founder of the River Forest Dry Cleaners Superfund site in River Forest, Cook County, Illinois.  River Forest is a suburb of Chicago.  The settlement requires Ditchfield to pay $39,926, plus po...
  • State Appellate Court Allows Construction of “Megadairy”

    Posted by on February 22, 2011
    The Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, recently issued an opinion in Helping Others Maintain Environmental Standards v. Bos, Case Nos. 2-09-1283 & 2-10-0162, which concerned the construction of a livestock management facility in Nora Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois.  The "Tradition South" dairy would have 6,850 "animal units" in the form of dairy cows and calves and wou...
  • Seventh Circuit Allows Claims Splitting in Downers Grove Environmental Case

    Posted by on January 10, 2011
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently issued an opinion reversing the trial court's dismissal of Arrow Gear Co. v. Downers Grove Sanitary District, Nos. 90-1509 & 09-4030, which concerned the Ellsworth Industrial Park Superfund Site in Downers Grove, Illinois. In 2004, a class action lawsuit (Muniz v. Rexnord) was filed on behalf of area residents alleging that th...

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