Here are last week’s published decisions involving local governments. They include two unsuccessful due-process challenges — one to speed-camera programs, the other to booking fees:
- Matusick v. Erie County Water Authority, No. 11-1234 (Jan. 6, 2014) (upholding jury’s finding of liability against water authority arising out of “interference with employee’s intimate association” due to alleged verbal and physical harassment).
- Snider International Corp. v. Town of Forest Heights, No. 12-2490 (Jan. 7, 2014) (holding that Town did not violate procedural or substantive due process by issuing citations by mail under Town’s speed-camera program).
- Markadonatos v. Woodridge, No. 12-2619 (Jan. 8, 2014) (in class-action challenge to Village’s $30 booking fee, finding no violation of procedural due process, and that plaintiff lacks standing to bring substantive due process claim).
- Walczak v. Chicago Board of Education, No. 12-2808 (Jan. 10, 2014) (affirming dismissal of ADEA claim based on claim preclusion and general rule against claim splitting).
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(January 6, 2014, through January 10, 2014)