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Chicago, St. Louis law firms hit with lawsuits over mailings sent to family following car crash

By Andrew Thomason | Feb 25, 2015

A family is suing two Illinois law firms that they claim violated their rights by using an accident report to send them mailings offering assistance in bringing a lawsuit.

Big Ten Conference sues operator of college-themed website

By Andrew Thomason | Feb 11, 2015

The nation’s oldest collegiate sports conference is calling foul on an online college lifestyle business.

Judge denies Ill. municipalities' request for a class in suit against travel websites over hotel taxes

By Andrew Thomason | Jan 14, 2015

A lawsuit filed by 14 Illinois municipalities against a group of online travel discount websites will not proceed as a class action as proposed, a federal judge held this month.

Suits accuse A&E, FX, Tribune Media and Shazam of patent infringement

By Andrew Thomason | Jan 7, 2015

A Belizian company has filed a spate of lawsuits against American television networks and broadcast companies, as well as at least one internet startup.

Judge denies Yahoo's motion for summary judgment in TCPA lawsuit over text messaging service

By Andrew Thomason | Dec 18, 2014

Litigation over Yahoo! Inc.'s text messaging service will move forward after a federal judge denied the Internet giant's motion for summary judgment.

Lincoln Park pub sues Logan Square bar over "Red Lion" name

By Andrew Thomason | Dec 3, 2014

Call it a different kind of bar fight.A Lincoln Park bar is suing a relatively new bar a few miles away in Logan Square it claims is trying to subvert business through an allegedly deceptive marketing process.Crimson Lion Ltd., doing business as the Red Lion Pub, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit Nov. 26 in Chicago's federal court against The Red Lion Pub & Grill Inc. and its owner Miguel

Two more liquor makers hit with class action complaints over marketing

By Andrew Thomason | Nov 7, 2014

The tab for liquor producers who allegedly make false claims about the nature of their product could jump up by at least $10 million.

Makers of Tito's Handmade Vodka face another suit over its marketing

By Andrew Thomason | Oct 14, 2014

ZimmermanEditor's note: This story has been updated to correct references to the defendant to Fifth Dimension. We previously listed the defendant as Fifth Generation, which is the maker of the vodka at issue, but the suit lists Fifth Dimension as the defendant.A Texas-based distillery is facing a lawsuit with the potential to cause it a more than $5 million hangover for using allegedly false claims

Couple serves up lawsuit over Bolingbrook beignet business

By Andrew Thomason | Sep 22, 2014

A partnership to start and manage a restaurant business in the suburbs turned rotten this summer, and now two former partners are suing for trademark infringement and at least $18,000 in wages.

Starter Corp. faces copyright claim over sampling of "Different Strokes" in 1992 commercials

By Andrew Thomason | Aug 20, 2014

Syl Johnson has taken on Will Smith, Tupac Shakur, Michael Jackson, the hip-hop group NWA, Jay-Z, and Kanye West in sample-based copyright disputes, and now he's taking aim at the maker of an athletic clothing line.

City faces wrongful conviction suit stemming from alleged police torture under Burge

By Andrew Thomason | Aug 8, 2014

A man who spent more than 30 years behind bars for a crime he claims he didn't commit is back in court, but this time as the plaintiff.

Scooter Works founder claims co-workers conspired to boot him from company

By Andrew Thomason | Jul 31, 2014

In a lawsuit that reads like it could be a script for a workplace television drama, the founder of a scooter parts dealer accuses his former co-workers of using electronic surveillance, intimidation, back-stabbing and financial pressure to push him out of his company.

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