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Attorney says class action lawsuits over 'soda pop tax' only designed to pour a quick lawyer payday

Dee Thompson Sep. 15, 2017, 12:22am

The controversial new “soda pop tax” that went into effect last month has already sparked class-action lawsuits against retailers and restaurants for allegedly miscalculating the tax, but David Almeida, an attorney at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, believes these suits likely are aimed only at generating quick paydays for plaintiffs' lawyers.

Class action claims vs Blistex over lip ointment packaging 'defies common sense,' judge says

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 12, 2017, 6:00am

A Chicago federal judge has shelved a California woman’s class action lawsuit against the Oak Brook-based maker of Blistex lip ointment, saying her claims the company smears its customers by selling their product in tubes that leave a quarter of the ointment inaccessible “defies common sense.”

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.