Judge: Regulatory action in place since 2002 vs West Side seafood wholesaler can remain three more years
A seafood wholesaler on Chicago’s West Side will need to continue to work under a federal consent decree governing how it runs its business for at least the next three years, a federal judge has ruled. Eastern Seafood Inc., which operates in the 1000 block of West Hubbard Street in the West Town neighborhood, failed in its bid to persuade a federal judge to end the arrangement ordered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2002.
Three class actions pending against Facebook over the potential privacy implications of the social media site’s so-called tag suggestion feature have been relocated from Chicago’s federal courts to San Francisco’s. U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel on July 29 granted a request from Facebook, and supported by attorneys for the plaintiffs, to transfer the cases filed this spring in the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago to the Northern District of California.
OT lawsuit vs Chicago 7-Eleven franchisee tossed after pay stubs show 'Misc Pay' rather than time-and-a-half
Saying the reasoning underpinning the case was “circular,” a federal judge on Aug. 3 threw out a lawsuit by a former convenience store employee who claimed she was never paid for overtime hours she worked, despite pay stubs showing “miscellaneous pay,” which ultimately may have meant she earned more than time-and-a-half for extra hours on the clock.
Judge differs with colleague, tosses suit vs St. Louis firm over using traffic crash reports to find new clients
Days after her colleague had ruled differently in a similar case, a Chicago federal judge has hit the brakes on a lawsuit against a law firm brought by a couple alleging the firm had violated their privacy rights in using the information on a Schaumburg Police traffic crash report to solicit their business. On Aug. 4, Judge Amy St. Eve dismissed a lawsuit brought by Antonio and Karen Pavone against the firm of Meyerkord & Meyerkord.
A contestant on a VH1 reality show is suing rapper “The Game” for $10 million, alleging he sexually assaulted her at a sports bar in suburban Markham in May. On Wednesday, Aug. 5, model Priscilla Rainey, of Palm Beach County, Fla., filed suit in federal court in Chicago against Jayceon Terrell Taylor, who goes by the professional moniker “The Game.”