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November 24, 2014

In The News Today – November 24, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has provided a “friendly ear to business concerns,” especially in the area of class actions, according to National Law Journal writers Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle. “The court has consistently raised the bar for plaintiffs pursuing class actions,” said Coyle, noting several “pro-business and pro-employer” rulings. (National Law Journal)

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has stated his willingness to consider a minimum wage tax hike in exchange for pro-business reforms, such as legal reform. That’s why Crain’s Chicago Business columnist Rich Miller expects the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association to lobby for a minimum wage hike in the veto session – before Rauner takes office and has any leverage to trade the wage hike for legal reform. (Crain’s Chicago Business)

AT&T will pay $23.8 million as part of a settlement with the state of California over hazardous waste disposal allegations. The settlement will be paid over a 9 year period, in addition to the implementation of approximately $28 million worth of new environmental compliance tools by the company. (Legal Newsline)

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