Seterus, one of the country’s largest servicers of home mortgages, has been hit with a class action lawsuit alleging the company has overcharged its customers for mandatory insurance coverage by partnering with one insurance provider, who then kicks back a portion of the purportedly overpriced insurance policies to Seterus.
Group suing Cook County Circuit Clerk over filing fees asks judge to toss 'copy-and-paste' duplicate lawsuits
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.
Appeals panel: Airlines aren't breaching contract when put passengers' checked bags on separate flights
An airline is under no obligation to make sure passengers and their baggage are transported on the same flight, an Illinois appeals court ruled, upholding a decision of a Cook County judge in dismissing a class action lawsuit on the question. Plaintiff Gina Spadoni had filed a single-count class-action lawsuit against United Airlines in Cook County Circuit Court in 2014, claiming the airline breached its contract with her when it placed her baggage on a different flight.
Lottery winners, rebuffed in federal court, bring class action in Cook to collect interest on winnings
About a month after a federal judge dismissed their lawsuit against the Illinois Lottery over failure to pay winnings amid the ongoing Illinois state budget impasse, plaintiffs from the dismissed federal case have hit the same lottery and state officials with another class action, this time asserting the state owes them interest on the unpaid or slowly paid lottery winnings.
Appeals panel tosses $158K legal fee award in consumer fraud case vs Sears over $3.10 sales tax overcharge
Chicago-based Zimmerman Law Offices may need to produce more records to substantiate its work if it wishes to recover a $157,000 payday it claims Sears must pay for work the firm performed to secure a $3.10 consumer fraud judgment on behalf of a “professional class action plaintiff” who had claimed the retailer charged him too much sales tax when he used federal vouchers to buy digital television converter boxes.
Lawsuit claiming Ashley Madison faked female member profiles to dupe male customers headed to federal court
A Cook County man’s lawsuit, which alleges the Ashley Madison adultery website not only failed to protect personal information from hackers, but also two-timed male members through fake female profiles, could be headed from circuit court to Chicago federal court. In September, Matthew Lisuzzo filed a 10-count putative class-action suit in Cook County Circuit Court against Avid Life Media Inc., and the company’s law firm, Barnes & Thornburg.
Templeton Rye whiskey marketing settlement holds $36 for consumers, thousands for named plaintiffs, $750K for lawyers
Drinkers of Templeton Rye have another month to submit their claims to get up to a $36 share of a $2.5 million settlement the company has reached to end a class action over the company’s allegedly deceptive marketing tactics. The class representatives and other named plaintiffs in the action, and the attorneys who represented them, however, are guaranteed to get quite a bit more, regardless of how many of Templeton Rye’s customers can verify they bought the whiskey since 2006.
Federal judge toasts suburban restaurant owner's lawsuit claiming vodka manufacturer falsely marketed product as handmade
A suburban restaurant owner's class-action suit against a Texas distillery has dried up, after a Chicago federal judge found there were no grounds to allege the distillery falsely advertised its vodka as handcrafted. Mario Aliano, owner of Batavia-based restaurant business, Due Fratelli Inc., had filed a class action suit in October 2014 in Cook County Circuit Court against Fifth Generation Inc., which makes Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Lotto winners demand Lottery pay up despite state budget problems, stop selling tickets for large jackpot games
The state of Illinois has been operating since July 1 without a budget in place, causing a slowing or stoppage of payments in several arenas. One of those casualties was lottery players who won $25,000 or more on a single ticket. In response, two Illinois Lottery winners have filed a class action complaint against B.R. Lane, acting Illinois Lottery director, as well as the Lottery itself, the Lottery Control Board and Northstar Lottery Group, the private firm that operates lottery games in Illin