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March 17, 2016

In the News Today – March 17, 2016

  • IL Circuit Judge Candidate Seeking Election Rather than Retention Reassigned Last Year After 38 Substitutions in 102 Days: St. Clair County (IL) Circuit Judge candidate Robert P. LeChien, who controversially resigned from the court so he could seek election instead of retention, “hasn’t carried a circuit judge’s workload for a year.” Court records show that the chief judge “stopped assigning civil law actions to LeChien last March, after litigants moved for substitute judges 38 times in 102 days.” LeChien has “disqualified himself from at least 200 chancery cases in the last year, due to the heavy involvement of his family’s law firm in foreclosures.” (Madison-St. Clair Record)
    • Federal Court Limits TCPA Against School: A federal court in the Middle District of Florida entered summary judgment in favor of a school board in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case, ruling the school is not a “person” that is subject to a TCPA suit.  “The decision creates a potentially insurmountable obstacle for plaintiffs who have taken to setting their sights on school districts and other well intentioned government actors,” write Drinker Biddle LLP’s Michael P. Daly and Joshua M. Link. (Lexology)
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