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Colorado marijuana dispensary accuses ChargePass, others of breach of contract, fraud

Louie Torres Aug. 1, 2017, 2:45am

A Colorado marijuana dispensary is suing ChargePass, Vouchera LLC, Potential LLC and THC Merchant Services LLC for alleged breach of contract and fraud for refusing to release $134,000 in owed credit card payments.

Judge OKs at least $15M for plaintiff lawyers under Caribbean cruise telemarketing class action deal

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 7, 2017, 2:17pm

A Chicago federal judge has signed off on an award of more than $15 million – and potentially, as much as $18.9 million – in attorney fees for lawyers who secured a $76 million settlement from a cruise line and other associated companies accused of using nonprofit surveys to mask illegal telemarketing calls.

Defendants say attorney fees are ‘excessive’ in potential $76M deal in cruise line robocall class action

Dan Churney Mar. 6, 2017, 3:14pm

A Chicago federal judge has green-lighted a potential $76 million settlement in a million-member class action suit, which alleged a cruise line and other companies masked telemarketing calls as nonprofit surveys. The judge, however, held off for now approving what could be as much as $24.5 million in fees for plaintiffs’ attorneys – fees defendants are alleging are “excessive” and “unreasonable.” 

Appeals court sides with California online retailer in tax suit, overturns $100K in fees in qui tam action

Dana Herra Oct. 21, 2016, 2:09pm

An appeals court found a California retailer is not liable for failure to collect Illinois use tax for catalog and Internet sales, and also threw out more than $100,000 in attorney’s fees a lower court had awarded the law firm that brought the qui tam action.

Empire Today salespeople say flooring seller shorted them commissions, bonuses, blamed computers

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 21, 2016, 12:41pm

A group of Empire Today salespeople have sued the suburban Chicago-based seller of home flooring and window treatments, saying their employer has wrongly blamed computer problems for allegedly consistently shorting them the commissions and other pay they believe they should have been owed based on their performances.

Judge sinks bid by cruise line to use Spokeo to thwart class action over telemarketing disguised as surveys

Dana Herra Aug. 26, 2016, 12:47pm

A cruise line and other companies being sued for allegedly cloaking telemarketing calls under the guise of nonprofit surveys lost an attempt to use the recent U.S. Supreme Court Spokeo ruling to defeat a class action against them.

Cruise line, timeshare seller who tacked pitches to phone surveys likely broke law, judge says

Dana Herra Apr. 29, 2016, 5:45pm

A federal judge has ruled a group of companies that used promises of free cruises to entice people to take telephone political surveys appeared to have broken federal law, clearing the way for a class action to continue against a cruise line and seller of vacation timeshares.