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Walgreens: Didn't mislead anyone to pay a Chicago beverage tax; judge should dismiss class action

Scott Holland Nov. 22, 2016, 6:23pm

Walgreens has asked a judge to dismiss a class action complaint it faces over a nickel beverage tax. In a Nov. 2 Cook County Circuit Court filing, Deerfield-based Walgreens Boots Alliance asked Judge Diane J. Larsen to dismiss a complaint Destin McIntosh filed Aug. 15, in which McIntosh claimed the pharmacy giant improperly charged a 5-cent tax. 

Class action says Walgreens wrongly collected 5 cent bottled water tax from other drink sales

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 17, 2016, 4:22pm

A man who claims Walgreens wrongly charged him a 5 cent sales tax on drinks he purchased at their stores has brought a class action lawsuit against the nation’s largest chain of drug stores, claiming the retailer likely similarly overcharged potentially thousands of other people and should be made to pay under Illinois law.

Seventh Circuit: Walgreens, shareholder settlement little more than $370K payday for lawyers

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 10, 2016, 4:42pm

Calling the lawsuit an example of a “racket” aimed at merging companies, a federal appeals panel in Chicago has tossed out a settlement intended to end a shareholder class action brought over the Walgreens Boots Alliance merger, saying the lawsuit and related settlement did nothing more than contribute a quick $370,000 payment to the plaintiffs’ lawyers.

Parents allege prescribed morphine was cause of son's death

The Cook County Record Apr. 27, 2016, 7:59pm

CHICAGO – The parents of a teen have filed a wrongful death suit against several physicians, pharmacies and health care facilities.