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New city red light, speed camera ordinance 'illegal' try at re-collecting voided tickets, class action says

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 11, 2016, 2:35pm

Saying the new ordinance marks nothing more than an illegal attempt by Chicago City Hall to collect fines and fees on old traffic tickets already voided by a judge, a group of plaintiffs who earlier secured the key court victories in their quest to collect refunds for potentially more than 1 million tickets issued under the city’s red light and speed camera programs have returned to Cook County court, asking a judge to declare the new ordinance unconstitutional.

Judge OKs class action vs Chicago over alleged missteps in issuing red light, speed camera tickets

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 7, 2016, 8:40am

Anyone who received a red light or speeding camera ticket from the city of Chicago before May 2015 could be added to a class action lawsuit demanding the city void many red light and speed camera tickets because City Hall allegedly broke its own rules in the way it notified the people who had been ticketed.

Big U.S. sales of Androgel sink Belgian drugmaker Besins' try to toss 'Low T' drug class action suit

Dana Herra Oct. 14, 2016, 9:30am

A federal judge has denied a Belgian drug maker’s attempt to remove itself from a massive class-action lawsuit that claims testosterone replacement drugs caused harm to patients taking them for off-label conditions.

Class action tossed vs Cook County Circuit Clerk over fees for filing motions that aren't 'final'

Dan Churney Sep. 27, 2016, 6:06pm

A Cook County judge has shot down a class action suit brought by a suburban medical records company, which alleged the Cook County Circuit Clerk’s Office wrongly charged litigants with fees for filing certain types of motions, ruling the company should have paid the fee under protest and pursued other options, rather than lodge a lawsuit. 

Group suing Cook County Circuit Clerk over filing fees asks judge to toss 'copy-and-paste' duplicate lawsuits

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 8, 2016, 3:43pm

A Schaumburg-based medical records technology company, which brought a class action lawsuit against Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown over her office’s allegedly improper collection of filing fees for certain kinds of motions, has asked a judge to either dismiss or at least put a hold on what it called “copy-and-paste” duplicate class actions filed after its initial lawsuit.

Cook County judge: Chicago must send second notice of red light, speeding camera tickets, or they're void

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 26, 2016, 4:03pm

The city of Chicago will need to continue to defend its red light and speed camera ticketing policies in court after a Cook County judge refused to dismiss claims the city had violated its own ordinance by only sending one violation notice to people who had been ticketed for running red lights or speeding, when the ordinance requires a second notice be sent before the city moves to begin collecting the fines and assessing fees.

Cook Circuit Clerk improperly collects fees on motions that aren't 'final,' class action lawsuit says

Scott Holland Nov. 24, 2015, 11:57am

The Cook County Circuit Clerk’s office has been hit with a potential class action lawsuit, brought by litigants who claim the office has improperly collected fees for interlocutory motions filed over various questions arising while cases are still in process in Cook County Circuit Court. Midwest Medical Records Association filed the class-action complaint Nov. 19, naming Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown, as well as co-defendants Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappasand the county itself.

United management pilots win class action certification to sue the Air Line Pilots Association union over retro pay

Dana Herra Oct. 6, 2015, 11:29pm

A federal judge in Chicago has signed off on class action status for a lawsuit against the Air Line Pilots Association International, or ALPA, by management pilots for United Airlines, who complain they were not fairly compensated in a payout of $225 million in retroactive pay the association distributed on behalf of the airline.