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Federal appeals court: PF Chang's can be sued over potential ID theft from data breach

Dan Churney Apr. 25, 2016, 12:34pm

A Chicago federal appeals panel has given the P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain a case of legal indigestion, by reversing a district court’s dismissal of a class action suit brought by two diners, who claimed they were vulnerable to identity theft, because the chain’s allegedly poor data security allowed hackers to obtain diners’ debit and credit card information.

Google sued over facial recognition in photo sharing, latest tech giant to face class action in IL

Scott Holland Mar. 4, 2016, 10:55pm

Google has become the latest titan of the digital age to face legal action under an Illinois law over the use of facial recognition technology and photo sharing.

Judge tosses Illinois privacy law class action vs Facebook over photo tagging; California cases still pending

Dana Herra Jan. 27, 2016, 11:05am

A federal judge has dismissed an Illinois man’s attempted class action lawsuit against Facebook, contending the social media provider’s photo sharing platform violates Illinois privacy law. In dismissing the matter, however, the judge said the court in this case only lacked jurisdiction to rule in the matter, and stopped short of rendering an opinion on the lawsuit’s allegations against Facebook.

Privacy rights class action vs Shutterfly over face tagging cleared to proceed

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 25, 2016, 5:18pm

Weeks after a federal judge rejected Shutterfly’s request to dismiss the case, a Chicago man has formally asked the court to certify a class of perhaps thousands of other plaintiffs in his legal action alleging the popular online photo sharing site violated privacy rights under Illinois law when it created a system allowing photos to be stored and searched using facial recognition technology.

Judge clears nationwide lawsuit to proceed vs Rustoleum over 'latent defects' in Restore deck products

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 14, 2016, 3:12pm

A federal judge has given the green light to a class action against the makers of Rustoleum, saying, to this point, the plaintiffs in the nationwide warranty and consumer fraud litigation over “latent defects” in the Restore deck restoration product have produced enough evidence and legal precedent to move forward with their case.

Facebook: Face tagging software doesn't violate Illinois biometric info law, contra class action

Dana Herra Dec. 10, 2015, 4:16pm

Contending its photo tagging technology doesn’t violate Illinois’ law forbidding the sharing of certain biometric information, Facebook has asked a judge to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed by a non-Facebook user who claims he and other people who do not have accounts on the social media site have been harmed by the site’s photo Tag Suggestions feature.

Shareholder says Vasco management should pay for shares crash following news of product sales to Iran

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 26, 2015, 7:08pm

The directors and executive of an Oakbrook Terrace-based provider of digital financial security products has been hit with a lawsuit brought by a shareholder who has claimed the company’s management should be made to pay for allegedly concealing from investors – or at least not properly moving to address – the possibility an international distributor sold the company’s products to buyers in Iran while economic sanctions forbidding such sales were in place.

City Colleges hit with class action lawsuit over student recruitment texts, phone calls

Dan Churney Oct. 12, 2015, 12:37am

A Cook County man has filed a class action lawsuit in Chicago federal district court against Chicago’s City Colleges and an education marketing company, handing them a failing grade for allegedly violating federal law by making unsolicited, automated telephone calls and texts to recruit students. On Oct. 8, Ismael Salam lodged the suit against Community College District 508, also known as the City Colleges, as well as against Cook County, the state of Illinois and Blackboard, Inc.