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Collective Bargaining Agreement – Duty Disability Retirement Benefits

The City of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Employees’ Retirement System (MERS) appeal the order granting summary judgment to the Milwaukee Police Supervisors Organization (MPSO) and the Milwaukee Professional Firefighters’ Association Local 215 (Local 215) on the issue of the proper calculation of Duty Disability Retirement (DDR) benefits under their respective collective bargaining agreements (CBAs).

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Sherman Act Violation – Failure to State Claim

In Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, the Supreme Court considered whether a complaint alleging a violation of § 1 of the Sherman Act “can survive a motion to dismiss when it alleges that major telecommunications providers engaged in certain parallel conduct unfavorable to competition, absent some factual context suggesting agreement, as distinct from identical, independent action.”

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Due Process Violation

Plaintiffs Rock River Health Care, LLC, International Nursing & Rehab Center, LLC, and Island City Rehabilitation Center, LLC, (collectively the “Providers”) brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Medicaid Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1396a et seq., alleging that the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (the “Department”) violated constitutional and statutory law in retroactively recalculating their Medicaid reimbursement rates for the three- month period of January through March 2016.

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First Step Act – Motion for Reconsideration

We have consolidated two appeals that present a common question: whether a motion to reconsider a decision under the First Step Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-391, 132 Stat. 5194, suspends the decision’s finality and thus extends the time for appeal. In each case the prisoner seeking a shorter sentence filed, within the time allowed for appeal, a motion asking the district judge to reconsider an adverse decision.

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