Nos. 12-2925, 12-2981.

724 F.3d 854 (2013)

ADT SECURITY SERVICES, INC. et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. LISLE-WOODRIDGE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT and Chicago Metropolitan Fire Prevention Company, Defendants-Appellants, and Dupage Public Safety Communications, Intervening-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided July 31, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert L. Hickok , A. Christopher Young , Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia, PA, John A. Leja , Polsinelli Shughart , Chicago, IL, Bruce L. Goldsmith (argued), Dykema Gossett PLLC, Lisle, IL, for Plaintiffs-Appellees.

Martin K. LaPointe (argued), Attorney, LaPointe Law, Northbrook, IL, Christopher W. Carmichael , Attorney, Holland & Knight LLP, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellants.

Stephen H. DiNolfo (argued), Attorney, Ottosen, Britz, Kelly, Cooper & Gilbert, Naperville, IL, for Intervening-Appellant.

Before WOOD, TINDER, and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.

HAMILTON, Circuit Judge.

In this case we revisit factual and legal issues concerning the Illinois law establishing fire protection districts and one district's effort to shut down the private market in fire alarm monitoring services by substituting for it a less safe and less reliable system operated by just one chosen vendor.

In 2009 the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District passed an ordinance under which it took over fire alarm monitoring for all commercial...

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