..Competing drug makers have joined forces to ask a federal judge to toss a lawsuit the City of Chicago brought earlier this summer over accusations they deceptively marketed opioid painkillers.In a 56-page memo filed late Friday, the defendant drug companies claim the primary jurisdiction doctrine warrants a dismissal or stay of the city’s complaint as it jumps the gun by trying to make Chicago’s
Seventh Circuit revives class action suit over payday loans; calls arbitration clause "unconscionable" and process "a sham"
An embattled provider of online payday loans who allegedly used his standing as a member of a Sioux Indian tribe to tailor loan agreement terms to skirt state and federal law will need to defend yet more of those loans in federal court after the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals panel determined arbitration procedures designed to give jurisdiction over the contracts to tribal courts failed to pass legal
Personal trainers file whistleblower lawsuit against Lifetime Fitness over firings, seek class action status on wage claims
The operator of a chain of fitness club is being sued by two former personal trainers who claim they were forced to work off the clock without pay and were fired after they pointed out the management's alleged practice of double-billing and continuing to charge clients after they had ended their memberships.
McCauleyEditor's note: This story was updated on July 28 to include a statement from Direct General Insurance Agency of Tennessee, saying it was improperly named as a defendant in this suit and that is not affiliated with Direct Auto Insurance Company. One of the plaintiff's attorneys said based on public records, it appears the two are the same. An insurance company used illegal, predatory practices