Class actions deleted vs Spokeo, Intelius, others over web search name 'keyword insertion' ad tricks
A federal judge has tossed a cluster of class action lawsuits launched against online personal information listing providers, including Spokeo, Intelius. InstantCheckmate and BeenVerified, saying a web search advertising technique didn’t violate plaintiffs’ rights to control the use of their identity simply by using a person's name in an ad designed to steer people to their online people search products.
Judge OKs suit vs After School app makers over texts; plaintiff wants decision applied vs Down To Lunch
A Chicago federal judge will allow a potential class action lawsuit to proceed against the makers of smartphone app “After School,” saying the app’s use of allegedly unauthorized invitational text messages to grow its user base could violate federal law. And this decision could have implications for another class action lawsuit against the makers of another app.
Jordan settles with Jewel, Dominick's in trademark dispute over ads congratulating Jordan's Hall of Fame induction
Michael Jordan, Chicago’s greatest basketball player, and two of the region’s iconic grocery brands appear to have settled a legal fight over the allegedly unauthorized use of imagery connected to the basketball legend in advertisements designed to honor Jordan’s induction into the basketball Hall of Fame six years ago.
The Chicago Tribune Co. will have to face claims it took liberties with one of the city's most sacred rituals.U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin last week denied the Tribune's motion to dismiss one of the counts leveled against it in a June 2013 suit that accuses it of using and taking credit for photos Don Levey took of the hallowed Super Bowl Shuffle rap video that was released nearly three decades