A former fundraiser at the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests has sued her ex-employer, accusing the Chicago-based self-help agency for victims of clergy sexual abuse of firing her after she exposed an alleged kickback scheme between the Network and trial lawyers suing on behalf of the victims.
The people behind a false advertising class action lawsuit that said Johnson & Johnson's Bedtime Bath baby products did not make babies as sleepy as the company claimed are asking a judge to formally approve a $5 million settlement, according to a motion filed Jan. 4. The settlement would include nearly $1.5 million for attorneys, while the individual plaintiffs would collect service awards of $5,000 each. Members of the class could receive up to $15 each, if they submit eligible claims.
The parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster and other chain restaurant brands has won a legal victory after a federal appeals panel refused to certify a class action over unpaid vacation time, saying the restaurant group’s change to its “anniversary pay” policies shouldn't subject it to a class action lawsuit.
IL Supreme Ct: Broadview term limits referendum not too 'vague'; appeals court chided for sending 'local' case
The Illinois Supreme Court determined a Broadview term limits ordinance can stand, affirming an appellate decision which said the referendum's language concerning to whom the term limits would apply was not too "vague" to allow voters the chance to impose term limits on current and future village presidents in the suburban community.
A carnival operator which has billed itself as “the world’s largest traveling outdoor amusement park,” providing carnival services to 10 of the 50 largest fairs in North America, including the Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky state fairs, is facing a class action wage complaint from employees who allege violations of laws in five states.
A 2014 Lake Michigan boating death, which already gave rise to one lawsuit, is at the center of a counterclaim action filed Dec. 9 in Cook County Circuit Court, as the parent organization for a Chicago area boat-sharing group has filed suit to ask a judge to declare it should not be forced to share in the defense against the lawsuit over the boating accident.
A breach of contract dispute between rival credit card processing firms who provided services to taxi operators in Chicago and elsewhere has pulled into federal court. Vouchera, an Illinois firm whose principals are based in Arizona, filed the five-count complaint Dec. 19 in Chicago against Frontier Payments, of New York, and Vantiv Inc., of Ohio.
Judge tosses $70M RICO lawsuit accusing Navistar of selling shoddy school buses, profiting from repairs
Lisle-based truck and bus maker Navistar has for now escaped the need to face a $70 million racketeering lawsuit after a Chicago federal judge granted its motion to dismiss the complaint, which alleged it had sold shoddy school buses, and then profited on the back-end from needed and repeated repairs.