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'Serial objector' lawyer Bandas says owed cut of $56M TCPA deal because helped trim other lawyers' fees

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 21, 2017, 5:53pm

A Texas lawyer embroiled in a racketeering action accusing him and others of being “serial objectors” out to simply claim a chunk of others’ negotiated class action settlements has inserted himself into another massive class action deal, asking a federal judge to award him money for representing an organization whose objection to the attorney fee request in a $56 million deal to end a class action against a cruise line, phone poll operator and timeshare company, helped reduce other attorneys’ multi-million dollar payday.

Fraud action: OKCupid sets users up with premium access premise, stiffs them on 'viable dating options'

Scott Holland Apr. 21, 2017, 11:29am

A man who paid premiums to access A-list dating prospects, only to find out most were dead ends, is suing the company behind OkCupid in a $5 million class action complaint, accusing the company of setting him and other users up to get stiffed.

Parent: Oak Brook school district owes $50M for accusing sons of cheating in geography bee

Scott Holland Apr. 20, 2017, 11:05pm

A DuPage County surgeon who says his sons were falsely accused of cheating in a geography bee is suing their Oak Brook school district in federal court for $50 million.

Woman claims she was harassed, discriminated against while working for University Park, then fired

Louie Torres Apr. 20, 2017, 4:39pm

A former HR manager is suing Village of University Park Illinois, citing alleged discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Phillip Metals defaulted on six-figure invoice for sales and marketing work, lawsuit says

Louie Torres Apr. 20, 2017, 4:35pm

A Chinese corporation is suing Phillip Metals Inc., citing alleged breach of contract for failing to pay for sales and marketing services.

Jury: GSK liable for suicide of lawyer taking generic Paxil; $3M awarded to widow

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 20, 2017, 4:04pm

A federal jury in Chicago has ordered pharmaceutical maker GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3 million to the widow of a Chicago lawyer who committed suicide by jumping in front of a train after taking a generic version of Paxil, an antidepressant developed by GSK, finding the drugmaker should be held responsible for his death, even though it didn’t make the actual medication the lawyer had been taking for about a week before he took his life.

Lawsuit: Bose headphone app secretly collects customer listening habits, data then sold by Bose

Scott Holland Apr. 19, 2017, 2:31pm

An Illinois man is pursuing a class action complaint worth at least $5 million against Bose Corp., accusing the maker of high-end wireless headphones, speakers and other audio equipment of selling customer data secretly collected by an app paired with the headphones and other consumer gear.

Federal judge says clock ran out on part of a franchisee's racial discrimination suit vs Checkers

Scott Holland Apr. 18, 2017, 10:50pm

A federal judge has put half of a restaurateur’s racial discrimination claim against Checkers Drive-In on the back burner, saying the statute of limitations had run out on his lawsuit.

Jury: Trucking companies not to blame for drinking water contamination in Sauk Village

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 18, 2017, 6:55pm

A federal jury has ruled two trucking companies are not liable for drinking water contamination in suburban Sauk Village, granting a win to their firms in their court battle with the village, which had contended the trucking companies spilled cancer-causing chemicals into the groundwater the village pumps from its wells into the homes and businesses connected to its water system.

Judge: Newly listed endangered bumblebee could stop Kane County Fox River bridge project

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 18, 2017, 4:02pm

A Chicago federal judge has thrown the brakes on a plan to construct a new bridge over the Fox River in northwest suburban Kane County, saying the plan could harm a kind of bumblebee placed last month on the Endangered Species List.

Judge tosses man's suit vs Equifax for dinging his credit over misreported late child support payments

Shanice Harris Apr. 17, 2017, 8:42pm

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed an Illinois man's lawsuit against Equifax alleging the credit reporting giant misreported his child support payments as delinquent because Texas state officials had been wrongly deducting too much from certain paychecks.

Suit says Glenview-based SoyNut Butter Company sold food contaminated with E. coli

Louie Torres Apr. 17, 2017, 2:52pm

A California couple is suing The SoyNut Butter Company and three unnamed individuals with the company, citing alleged negligence and product liability for selling products linked to a recent E. coli outbreak.

Former Camping World employee says company didn't pay enough OT

Louie Torres Apr. 17, 2017, 2:49pm

A former employee has filed a class action lawsuit against Camping World Inc., citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Judge: 'Ride time' to worksites should be counted in OT calculations, even if workers not working

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 14, 2017, 9:57am

A Chicago federal judge has determined employers can be forced under the law to pay workers overtime for certain “ride time” spent traveling to a worksite, agreeing with a group of workers for a party tent and equipment rental company who argued their employer could have been required to pay them overtime under federal and Illinois wage laws.

Employees claim Marathon Systems neglected to pay overtime

Louie Torres Apr. 14, 2017, 9:12am

Two individuals are suing Marathon Systems Inc. and Richard L. Mock, the owner of the cleaning service, citing alleged unpaid wages, violation of applicable minimum wage law and violation of Workers' Compensation acts for inadequate overtime and other claims.

Man claims TransUnion reported incorrectly on debt despite his dispute

Louie Torres Apr. 14, 2017, 9:08am

An individual is suing TransUnion Corp., a credit reporting agency, citing alleged breach of duty and violation of federal law for misrepresenting his debt.

Former sales VP says Morris Group discriminated on age, failed to pay commission

Lhalie Castillo Apr. 14, 2017, 9:06am

A former vice president of sales is suing Morris Group Inc. and Morris Midwest LLC, machine tool manufacturers, citing alleged age discrimination, unpaid wages and wrongful termination.

Class action: Comcast checks customers' credit even after customer pays fee to avoid credit check

Scott Holland Apr. 13, 2017, 8:05pm

A Hoffman Estates man who says Comcast examined his credit report after he paid a fee specifically to keep them from doing so is pursuing a class action in federal court in Chicago.

Abt Electronics sues trucking firm AirGroup for late deliveries, alleged improper surcharges

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 13, 2017, 5:02pm

Suburban Chicago retailer Abt Electronics is suing a trucking company it hired to deliver televisions, appliances and other household electronics to customers’ homes and businesses, alleging the delivery company wrongly slapped on surcharges for services it did not perform, and was routinely late in completing deliveries, generating hundreds of formal customer complaints and a mass of bad online customer reviews aimed at Abt.

Man claims Virginia-based debt collector falsely threatened to contact IRS

Louie Torres Apr. 13, 2017, 2:20pm

A consumer is suing Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, a collection agency, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection for making a false statement regarding his debt.