A new class action lawsuit has charged two of the Chicago area’s largest utility companies with improperly adding finance charges and late fees to so-called “medical payment arrangements” – or special electric and natural gas bill repayment plans required by the state, should utility customers suffer significant health problems interfering with their ability to pay their bills on time.
A woman injured in a 2012 car crash has dropped her lawsuit against an Evanston-based medical practice, after a judge signed off on a settlement agreement ending the putative class action litigation in which she had accused the doctors at the practice of wrongly slapping liens on patients in an attempt to collect more than they should under agreements with health insurers.
A woman injured in a 2012 car crash has launched a class action lawsuit against the Evanston-based doctors’ practice which provided her care following the crash, claiming the physicians wrongly slapped a lien on the damages she might be paid by the other driver involved in the crash, and has done the same to others like her in the hope of collecting more than they should under the terms of the contracts the doctors hold with HMO plan providers.
A Schaumburg doctor, who specializes in the so-called “Smart Sinus” procedure, has been served with a class action lawsuit brought by a DuPage County couple alleging the doctor pulled a bait-and-switch, misleading them and potentially other patients into believing he would perform a medical procedure, only to switch them with no warning or consent to another doctor who was outside their insurance network, costing them money.
A California-based residential property management company believed to collect rent on at least 200 homes in Illinois has been served with a class action alleging it has wrongly charged excessive fees to tenants late on rent. On Dec. 30, named plaintiff Clarence Davis Jr., represented by attorneys with the firm of Edelman, Combs, Latturner and Goodwin, of Chicago, filed the complaint in Cook County Circuit Court against the parent company of American Homes 4 Rent.
State high court overturns appellate ruling pharmacy's attempt to pay class rep should thwart class certification in junk fax action
A class action lawsuit regarding a company’s use of unsolicited faxes as an advertising tool is back where it began, after the Illinois Supreme Court reversed an appellate court’s ruling and agreed with the initial ruling by the circuit court that a defendant cannot render a motion for class action moot simply by settling with the initial class representative.
An Oak Forest woman hopes to bring a class action against a dating club she said improperly managed her account and refused to cancel her membership. On Aug. 26, Judy Radusewicz filed suit against Events & Adventures, a dating service operated by Adventures Northwest, a corporation based in Washington state. She had purchased a membership with the Chicago branch of the club in April.