On December 9, MBG’s Matthew Owens presented oral argument in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on behalf of two not-for-profit organizations working on environmental justice issues, the Public Interest Law Center (“PILC”) and Philly Thrive. The organizations were Amici Curiae in the case Baptiste v. Bethlehem Landfill Co., No. 19-1692 (3d
A federal judge in St. Louis has ruled in favor of the environmental plaintiffs in the long-running fight to clean up air pollution at the Rush Island coal-fired power plant in Jefferson County, Missouri.
Ten years after NAACP and African American firefighters in Jacksonville, Florida filed discrimination complaints, a federal court approves settlement awarding $4.9 million and ordering the development of new promotional examinations
Jeffrey I. Cummings serves as a panelist with U.S. District Court Judges for the Northern District of Illinois, the Chair of the MIDP Judicial Advisory Committee, and various local attorneys to discuss and evaluate the progress of the pilot program.
MBG, along with a coalition of civil rights lawyers, has brought suit on behalf of community organizations challenging the Cook County Assessor’s method of assessing the value of residential properties as racially discriminatory under state and federal law.
Judd Miner honored with the Tzedek V’Shalom (Justice and Peace) Award for his significant contributions to J Street’s national and local success. The award was presented by Congressman Luis Gutierrez, who represents the 4th District of Illinois.
Nancy Maldonado, member of the Board of Directors and former Vice President of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, introduces Executive Director Bonnie Allen at the Democracy Fights Back event held on October 10, 2017.
Miner, Barnhill & Galland, p.c. assists a prominent Chicago federally qualified health center client in the health center’s participation in a joint venture to develop 36 units of affordable housing in Chicago’s Brainerd and Auburn Gresham communities.
On July 21, 2016, Jeff Cummings was appointed to serve as a Hearing Officer for the Chicago Police Board, an independent group of nine civilians responsible for deciding the most serious police disciplinary charges brought against Chicago Police Officers.
MBG partner Jeff Cummings was recently presented with the Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
Nancy Maldonado was invited by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities and Univision Chicago to discuss the primary requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act and how it protects worker’s rights.
MBG partners Jeff Cummings and Judd Miner, along with Jorge Sanchez of the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF), assisted the Voting Rights Project to achieve a new redistricting plan for south suburban Chicago.
Iowa District Court Judge Tom Reidel has granted class certification for claims against Grain Processing Corporation due to pollution from its corn wet milling operations in Muscatine, Iowa (Freeman v. Grain Processing Corporation).