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Jimmy John's, asst mgr class action plaintiffs square off over whether sandwich chain is 'joint employer'

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 26, 2017, 4:00pm

Facing a growing number of lawsuits over its alleged treatment of assistant store managers, sub sandwich restaurant chain Jimmy John’s has asked a Chicago federal judge to determine exactly how much responsibility it should bear for how its franchisees classify, pay and manage those assistant managers.

Lawsuit alleges fraud for secret transfer of stocks

Louie Torres Jul. 26, 2017, 2:30am

A New Jersey investor is suing Asher Ventures LLC, Sam Harmelech, Shai Harmelech, also known as Ishaihu Harmelch and Yeshay Ahu Harmelech, and Cal Systems Inc., citing alleged stock fraud.

O'Keefe Lyons & Hynes slaps rival O'Keefe property tax law firm with trademark suit

Scott Holland Jul. 26, 2017, 12:46am

A prominent Chicago property tax law has served a similarly named rival firm with a federal trademark infringement claim.

Broadway Electric Inc., Western Surety Company accused of breach of contract

Louie Torres Jul. 25, 2017, 2:21pm

A construction company is suing Broadway Electric Inc. and Western Surety Company for alleged breach of contract.

Portfolio Recovery Associates accused of misrepresentation in debt collection

Louie Torres Jul. 25, 2017, 2:19pm

An Illinois woman is suing Blitt and Gaines P.C. and Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C. for alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Levi Strauss & Co. accuses companies of copyright infringement

Louie Torres Jul. 25, 2017, 2:17pm

Clothing maker Levi Strauss & Co. is suing a list of partnerships and unincorporated associations for alleged copyright infringement.

Chicago red light camera settlement deal could bring plaintiffs' lawyers $11.5M

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 25, 2017, 1:50pm

Under a proposed $38.75 million settlement to end one of the class action lawsuits it faces over abuses within its red light camera program, the city of Chicago could pay those who were ticketed under the program half of the money they paid to the city for the alleged wrongful $100 fines. Attorneys for the plaintiffs who brought the case, however, could drive off with more than $11 million in fees for their work, should a Cook County judge sign off on the deal.

Rosalind Franklin University faces disability discrimination suit

Louie Torres Jul. 25, 2017, 3:30am

A student is suing Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, an educational institution, alleging violation of federal law related to learning disabilities.

Medical supply firm accused of telephone harassment

Louie Torres Jul. 25, 2017, 3:00am

A Chicago woman is suing a medical supply company in Tennessee, citing an alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Debt collector, AT&T accused of violating state, federal laws

Louie Torres Jul. 25, 2017, 2:30am

An Illinois man is suing a debt collector and AT&T Mobility LLC, alleging he was falsely accused of owing a balance.

SEIU affiliate sues realty company over payments

Louie Torres Jul. 25, 2017, 2:00am

A labor group is suing Realty & Mortgage Building Services Co., an Illinois corporation, citing an alleged breach of contract.

Jury: AbbVie should pay $150M for Androgel marketing; AbbVie: Verdict won't stand

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 24, 2017, 6:47pm

A federal jury has ordered drugmaker AbbVie to pay $150 million in damages for allegedly falsely marketing the benefits of its Androgel testosterone therapy drug, even though the jury did not hold the company liable for a heart attack suffered by a man taking the drug.

Sears sues construction firm for breach of contract

Louie Torres Jul. 24, 2017, 2:20pm

Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores Inc. is suing a Texas construction company, alleging breach of contract involving equipment orders.

Chicago housing developer accused of bias against disabled

Louie Torres Jul. 24, 2017, 2:13pm

A nonprofit group is suing Gallagher and Henry Inc. and other businesses, alleging the company's housing projects discriminate against the disabled.

Missouri debt collector accused of deception

Louie Torres Jul. 24, 2017, 2:11pm

An Illinois woman is suing Client Services, a debt collector based in Missouri, over an alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Machinist's claims work fumes caused cancer vs Union Pacific, Safety Kleen headed back to Cook court

Dee Thompson Jul. 21, 2017, 4:00am

A machinist’s case against Union Pacific, claiming the railroad should be made to pay for allegedly exposing him to toxic fumes and products at work, allegedly causing his renal cancer, has been sent back to Cook County court, after a federal judge determined the Federal Employees Liability Act doesn't let it pull out of state court.

Judge: Procedural question won't derail federal discrimination suit over Tinley Park low income housing

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 20, 2017, 12:28pm

A Chicago federal judge has cleared federal lawyers to continue their housing discrimination lawsuit against the village of Tinley Park over the fate of a low-income housing development, saying the task of filing such lawsuits can be delegated to other lawyers within the Department of Justice if the office specifically authorized by federal law to oversee such enforcement actions is vacant.

Judge dismisses disabled runner's suit against IHSA, says only right to compete guaranteed, not to win

Dan Churney Jul. 19, 2017, 4:00am

A Chicago federal judge has benched litigation brought by a disabled suburban student athlete against the Illinois High School Association, who wanted lower qualifying standards, saying the IHSA has to guarantee the athlete's opportunity to compete, but not to give him an unfair edge over the non-disabled.

Wrigley Co. to vaping products maker: Stop using iconic candy, gum names to peddle e-cig liquids

Scott Holland Jul. 17, 2017, 6:00am

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, but where there’s Doublemint and Juicy Fruit, there’s supposed to be only chewing gum, according to a trademark infringement lawsuit from one of Chicago’s iconic candy makers against the makers of e-cigarette “vaping” products.

Murder victim's family: Backpage 'sanitizes' sex trafficking ads, such as one that led to slaying

Scott Holland Jul. 14, 2017, 11:29pm

Backpage has removed to federal court a lawsuit from the family of a murdered young Chicago woman, accusing the online classified website of encouraging the type of sex trafficking that allegedly led to her death.