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Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation

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Section ProspectusThe mission of ISBA Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation Section

  • to inform and advise the members of the bar on current developments in public utilities and transportation law;
  • to monitor and comment upon state and federal legislation and regulations affecting public utilities and transportation law;
  • to propose remedial legislation in areas of perceived need;
  • to encourage formal legal education in public utilities and transportation law;
  • to promote continuing legal education through publications, conferences and seminars; and
  • to provide a forum for consideration of any comment upon current issues in the field of public utilities and transportation law.

Recent Related Cases

Illinois Supreme Court / Civil

Public Utilities Act  |  4th Dist.

Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois v. Hutchings, 2018 IL 122973 (October 18, 2018) Edgar Co. (THOMAS) Circuit court reversed; remanded.

Federal 7th Circuit / Civil

Railroads  |  N.D. Ill., E. Div.

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., No. 17-1897 (September 25, 2018) Affirmed

Federal 7th Circuit / Civil

Federal Power Act  |  N.D. Ill., E. Div.

Village of Old Mill Creek v. Star, Nos. 17-2433 & 17-2445 Cons. (September 13, 2018) Affirmed

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Public Utilities Act  |  1st Dist.

Citizens Utility Board v. Illinois Commerce Commission, 2018 IL App (1st) 170527 (September 11, 2018) Cook Co., 2d Div, (LAVIN) Affirmed.

Federal 7th Circuit / Civil

Locomotive Boiler Inspection Act  |  N.D. Ind., Hammond Div.

Ward v. Soo Line Railroad Co., No. 17-2150 (August 27, 2018) Affirmed

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