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Goldberg Kohn Client Sues City of Chicago Once More, Continuing Legal Battle for Fair Operating Permits

July 19, 2021

Goldberg Kohn’s client Southside Recycling recently re-filed in State Court its lawsuit against the City of Chicago. 

Southside Recycling had previously stated that it would "immediately seek a prompt ruling in state court ordering the city to issue the permit, based on the city’s broken promises and the fact that we have met every requirement imposed by the city’s own rules, which businesses have a right to rely upon. Despite multiple attempts since early May to understand how and when the city intends to proceed, the additional analysis that it is purportedly intending to perform remains undefined and the timing undetermined. It is truly damaging to the environment and the local metal recycling market that the best recycling facility in the country is on hold while the only other shredder in Chicago continues to operate without any pollution controls, but we will continue to fight for our right to service our suppliers and responsibly perform the critical service of metal recycling for Chicago."

The newly filed complaint in Cook County Circuit Court includes a breach of contract count seeking $100M and asks the court to issue a mandamus order, requiring the city to issue the operating permit under their legal obligation. The City of Chicago has until July 28 to respond to the mandamus request.

Goldberg Kohn attorney David Chizewer, Southside Recycling’s representing attorney, was quoted extensively in a recent article published by the Cook County Record.  

Read the full article here.

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