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'Mixed' court ruling in Illinois monitoring case

December 1, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

CHICAGO, Ill.—A federal appeals court based here says public fire districts in Illinois have a legal right to be in the fire alarm monitoring business, but can't displace the private fire market in doing so.That's the latest ruling in an ongoing legal dispute in the state over public entities taking control of fire alarm monitoring from private companies. It's significant because it overturns a lower court ruling this summer that determined state law did not give public fire districts any authority...

7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, ADT, Chicago Metropolitan Fire Prevention Co., fire alarm monitoring, Holland & Knight, Illinois Electronic Security Association, Kevin Lehan, Peter Friedman


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Court injunction favors ADT, other companies

December 9, 2010Tess Nacelewicz

LISLE, Ill.—Five security companies, including security giant ADT, recently won a positive court ruling on an issue that has been roiling the industry in this state—public entities taking control over fire alarm monitoring. The alarm companies won a preliminary injunction order in a federal lawsuit they filed against an Illinois fire protection district that passed an ordinance putting itself solely in control of the monitoring of commercial fire alarms in the district. The order, signed...

ADT, Alarm Detection Systems, D.M.C. Security Services, Fire Protection Bureau, IESA, Illinois, Illinois Alarm Services, Illinois Electronic Security Association, Jim French, Judge Milton I. Shadur


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