What the heck is going on here?
Friday, Jul 28, 2006
Jenner & Block defends IDOT against a lawsuit filed by former IDOT workers who say they were illegally fired. Jenner & Block decides it wants off the case. Attorney General Lisa Madigan, the state’s top lawyer who officially represents the state in all legal matters and who appointed Jenner & Block to the case in the first place, asks the firm for its files. Firm says No. Lisa asks why. Firm says IDOT’s chief legal counsel ordered it not to hand over the files. No reason for IDOT’s order given.
Then things get bizarre.
Matt Vanover, a Transportation Department spokesman, defended the agencyâ€™s refusal to give Madigan the lawsuit files.