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Wellpet wins dismissal of lawsuit claiming 'Made in USA' dog food label was misleading

Scott Holland Apr. 26, 2017, 11:58pm

A federal judge agreed pet food maker Wellpet doesn’t have to be subjected to a lawsuit accusing it of misleading the public in claiming its ingredients were “Made in the USA,” even though some vitamins and minerals came from overseas.

Judge lets juvenile detainees continue suit vs Cook County over filming of TV show "Empire"

Scott Holland Apr. 24, 2017, 11:36am

Juvenile detainees will be allowed to continue part of their class action complaint of rights violations against Cook County prison officials and television network Fox after a federal judge in Chicago refused to dismiss the entire case, claiming the county had wrongly surrendered control of large portions of the county’s juvenile detention center while the studio filmed episodes of hit television show, “Empire.”

Fraud action: OKCupid sets users up with premium access premise, stiffs them on 'viable dating options'

Scott Holland Apr. 21, 2017, 11:29am

A man who paid premiums to access A-list dating prospects, only to find out most were dead ends, is suing the company behind OkCupid in a $5 million class action complaint, accusing the company of setting him and other users up to get stiffed.

Parent: Oak Brook school district owes $50M for accusing sons of cheating in geography bee

Scott Holland Apr. 20, 2017, 11:05pm

A DuPage County surgeon who says his sons were falsely accused of cheating in a geography bee is suing their Oak Brook school district in federal court for $50 million.

Lawsuit: Bose headphone app secretly collects customer listening habits, data then sold by Bose

Scott Holland Apr. 19, 2017, 2:31pm

An Illinois man is pursuing a class action complaint worth at least $5 million against Bose Corp., accusing the maker of high-end wireless headphones, speakers and other audio equipment of selling customer data secretly collected by an app paired with the headphones and other consumer gear.

Federal judge says clock ran out on part of a franchisee's racial discrimination suit vs Checkers

Scott Holland Apr. 18, 2017, 10:50pm

A federal judge has put half of a restaurateur’s racial discrimination claim against Checkers Drive-In on the back burner, saying the statute of limitations had run out on his lawsuit.

Sons of man awarded millions in medmal settlement sue lawyers, say wrongly let wife control the money

Scott Holland Apr. 14, 2017, 9:57am

The sons of a man who collected millions of dollars in a medical malpractice suit are suing his former lawyers for legal malpractice in Cook County court, saying they wrongly allowed the man’s wife to control the money collected in the judgment.

Lawsuit alleges Chicago State professor misused student pharmacist association funds

Scott Holland Apr. 14, 2017, 9:57am

A Chicago State University professor is, for a second time, a defendant in court in Chicago in a legal action involving the Student National Pharmaceutical Association, this time facing accusations she misused association funds.

Class action: Comcast checks customers' credit even after customer pays fee to avoid credit check

Scott Holland Apr. 13, 2017, 8:05pm

A Hoffman Estates man who says Comcast examined his credit report after he paid a fee specifically to keep them from doing so is pursuing a class action in federal court in Chicago.

Judge curbs Illinois class action vs Ford over exhaust odors in cars

Scott Holland Apr. 11, 2017, 11:48pm

An Illinois man will not be allowed to pursue his attempt at a class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company over exhaust odors that had accumulated in passenger cabins of some of their vehicles – in part because a similar class action is nearing settlement in Florida.

Cicero towing company accuses Cicero town attorney of double-dealing in town towing deals

Scott Holland Apr. 7, 2017, 12:11pm

Cicero towing company, Tuff Car, is suing its former lawyer, Michael Del Galdo, in a conflict-of-interest complaint filed March 28 in Cook County Circuit Court, claiming Del Galdo acted improperly in representing them, while also serving as town attorney for Cicero.

Judge turns lights out on exotic dancers wage class action vs Pink Monkey club

Scott Holland Apr. 6, 2017, 6:41pm

A year after agreeing to dismiss part of a labor lawsuit brought by some exotic dancers against Chicago strip club, The Pink Monkey, a federal judge scuttled the entire putative class action. 

Campaign donor can't sue disgraced ex-congressman Schock for 'dishonesty'

Scott Holland Apr. 3, 2017, 1:54pm

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a campaign donor against former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, who resigned his post amid allegations of financial impropriety, saying the donor can’t sue the ex-congressman for fraud because he may have acted dishonestly.

Johnson & Bell hit Edelson with defamation suit, demand firm pay for 'self-serving publicity tour'

Scott Holland Apr. 1, 2017, 10:23pm

Johnson & Bell, a prominent Chicago civil defense law firm, has taken aim at the firm of Edelson P.C., alleging the Chicago-based firm which ranks as one of the country’s leading filers of digital privacy and technology class actions should be made to pay for using the courts to spread “lies and defamatory statements” as part of a continuing “self-serving publicity tour.” 

Appeals panel: Court not right place to decide if Topinka campaign funds properly handled

Scott Holland Mar. 31, 2017, 2:50am

A Cook County judge was correct in saying a dispute over the campaign funds left after the passing of former Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka should have been heard in a different venue, a state appeals panel has ruled. 

Appeals panel: CTA may have broken labor deal in rearranging jobs amid Ventra rollout

Scott Holland Mar. 30, 2017, 2:34am

Appeals panel: CTA may have broken labor deal in rearranging jobs amid Ventra rollout

Federal judge strikes down IL law banning med marijuana groups from donating to political campaigns

Scott Holland Mar. 29, 2017, 1:59am

Libertarian political candidates won a free speech victory in federal court as a Chicago judge declared unconstitutional an Illinois campaign law barring medical marijuana businesses from making campaign contributions. 

Class action: Walgreens charges insured, Medicare customers too much for prescription drugs

Scott Holland Mar. 29, 2017, 12:30am

A multi-state class action complaint filed March 23 in federal court in Chicago accuses Walgreens of fraud, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment in relation with the way it prices prescription drugs. 

Class action vs Down To Lunch app makers tossed; promo 'spam-vite' texts users' fault, judge says

Scott Holland Mar. 27, 2017, 11:06am

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed a class action complaint against the San Francisco-based developer of the Down to Lunch smartphone app, saying app users – and not the software itself – are responsible for “spam-vite” promotional text messages sent to other people’s phones. 

Chicago development group demands $36M from Mizzi, other Canadian investors over senior living deals

Scott Holland Mar. 24, 2017, 10:58am

A Chicago area developer at odds with a group of largely Canadian real estate investors over the purchase of American senior living facilities is seeking damages of at least $36 million in a complaint filed March 13 in Cook County Circuit Court.