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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

HMB SALT Team Represents IRMA in Cook County "Soda Tax" Lawsuit

On 6/27/17, the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, on behalf of Cook County retailers, filed a temporary restraining order and is seeking a preliminary injunction in the Cook County Circuit Court challenging the sweetened beverage tax saying it violates the uniformity clause of the Illinois Constitution and is impermissibly vague.

Below are select news articles following the case.


8/15/17 - "Law 360: Chicago-Area Retailers Ask Appeals Court To Block Soda Tax"

7/21/17 - "abc7 Chicago: Judge to Decide on Cook County Soda Tax Next Week"

7/21/17 - "DNA Info: 'Pop Tax' to Remain Blocked Until July 28, Judge Rules"

7/10/17 - "Chicago Tribune: Appeals Court Upholds Temporary Restraining Order on Cook County Soda Tax"

7/10/17 - "Cook County Record: Cook County Soda Tax to Remain Blocked, for at Least a Few More Days, Appeals Panel Says"

6/30/17 - "NBC Chicago: Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Blocking Sugary Beverage Tax"

6/30/17 -  "Chicago Tribune: "Judge blocks Cook County soda pop tax"

6/30/17 - "Crain's: You've Got More Time to Hoard Soda Pop"

6/30/17 -  "Chicago Sun-Times: "No soda tax for now, judge issues temporary restraining order"

6/30/17 - "DNA Info: 'Pop Tax' Blocked by Cook County Judge"

6/27/17 - "WTTW Chicago Tonight: Lawsuit Filed to Battle Cook County's Soda Tax"

6/27/17 - "Crain's: Retailers Sue to Stop Soda Pop Tax"

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