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Class action status stripped from lawsuit alleging wage-hour missteps vs firm providing workers to Caterpillar

Dan Churney Jan. 19, 2016, 9:19am

A Chicago federal judge has stripped the class action status from a lawsuit that alleged a Caterpillar contractor rooked Joliet workers out of overtime pay, with the judge describing the claims of 94 plaintiffs as too individualized to pursue as a whole.

Lawsuit alleging Big Lots job applications disclose too much moved from Philadelphia to Chicago federal court

Dan Churney Jan. 4, 2016, 9:45am

A Pennsylvania-born putative class-action suit, which alleges the nationwide retailer Big Lots violated federal law by overstocking job applicant disclosure statements with too much information, has landed in Chicago federal court. The one-count suit, between Aaron Abel and Big Lots Stores, Inc., was filed Nov. 2 in Philadelphia County Court and transferred to Chicago Dec. 15.