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Judge rejects bid by airline support company Air Serv to block Tuesday O'Hare strike

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 28, 2016, 1:41pm

With just hours to go before unionized airline support workers take to the picket lines for a scheduled strike at O’Hare International Airport, a Chicago federal judge has denied an attempt by one of the employers targeted by the work stoppage to bar its employees from participating in what it calls an illegal strike action.

Hotwire, Hotels.com, other online travel sites to pay Lombard $459K to settle hotel taxes lawsuit

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 25, 2016, 1:04pm

The village of Lombard will reap a $459,000 payday from the operators of six of the biggest online travel websites – the only Illinois municipality allowed to do so - after a federal judge signed off on a deal to end a years-long court fight over claims the travel sites had stiffed Lombard and other suburban Chicago communities of hotel taxes.

Judge poised to OK $10 million deal ending asst managers' class actions vs Dick's Sporting Goods; attorneys to get one third

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 10, 2016, 6:36pm

A federal judge in Boston has signaled he will sign off on a $10 million settlement agreement to end class action lawsuits against Dick’s Sporting Goods, including one brought in Chicago federal court, alleging the retailer cheated employees out of overtime pay by labeling them assistant managers. Attorneys for the plaintiffs are poised to receive one-third of the settlement amount.

GM wrong to block Motor Werks' Cadillac dealership relocation, but more still can be done, judge says

Scott Holland Oct. 2, 2015, 8:27am

A federal judge has sided with a Barrington-based dealer of luxury automobiles in the dealership’s ongoing dispute with General Motors over the automaker’s attempt to block the relocation of its Cadillac dealership — but only to a point. Motor Werks had sued GM because the auto dealer is trying to move its standalone Cadillac dealership in Barrington to a newly renovated auto mall.

Judge: Balance may lie with Abercrombie & Fitch in faltering class action over expired promo gift cards

Stephanie N. Grimoldby Sep. 2, 2015, 11:57pm

A woman suing Abercrombie & Fitch over the retailer’s decision to void promotional gift cards after the cards’ expiration dates still has more work to do to prove the retailer did anything wrong, a federal judge said in denying the woman's request for summary judgment in her breach of contract class action against the retailer.