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PNS Daily Newscast - September 28, 2020 

The New York Times reports President Trump's tax returns show chronic losses; and will climate change make it as a topic in the first presidential debate?

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The New York Times obtains President Trump's tax returns, showing chronic loss and debts coming due. And Judge Amy Coney Barrett is Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

CTA Law Inked by Governor

June 4, 2009

Chicago – Governor Quinn has signed a bill that removes a lot of the legal wrangling involved with personal injury lawsuits against the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). Public Act 96-0012 repeals what many saw as an outdated statute, which required plaintiffs to file a complicated notice with CTA before a civil action could proceed.

Philip Corboy Jr., president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, says the requirement was difficult to understand and resulted in many valid claims being rejected on technicalities.

"It was just another layer of aggravation that people who had been hurt by the CTA had to go through. If you made one mistake, the judge was obligated under the law to throw the whole lawsuit out, with no recourse."

The new law makes the process much more efficient, says Corboy, and allows those who have been injured in an accident involving a CTA bus ample time to make their case before a court of law.

"Thankfully, the courts won’t have the requirement to throw the case out. Now, we’ve got a simple situation; we’ve got a one-year statute of limitations that an injured party has in order to file a lawsuit in the circuit court of Cook County."

The requirement dated back to the 1945 Metropolitan Authority Act and did not apply to any other public carrier or railroad system. The measure passed the Senate with no opposition.

Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service - IL