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Attorney fees clipped, class awards tripled under new deal to end Southwest drink voucher class action

Dee Thompson Feb. 16, 2017, 12:45pm

A Chicago federal judge has ended a long-running lawsuit involving Southwest Airlines premium drink coupons, after Southwest agreed to give members of the class triple damages and attorneys for the plaintiffs agreed to reduce their demand for fees by $200,000.

American Bar Assn sues Dept of Ed over rewrite of student loan forgiveness program rules

Dee Thompson Jan. 13, 2017, 6:39pm

The American Bar Association has sued the federal government, asking the court to order the Department of Education to reinstate a student loan forgiveness program, which the federal agency had rescinded and applied retroactively to lawyers and others who had worked in what they believed had qualified under the terms of the program as "public service" jobs at the ABA and other non-profit membership organizations after graduating college.

Settlement of L.A. Tan class action raises questions about biometric information security

Dee Thompson Dec. 30, 2016, 10:28am

CHICAGO – A recent settlement of a class action lawsuit over customer fingerprints raises questions about the security of biometric information.