TottisThe national organization responsible for administering the licensing exams for America’s would-be eye doctors has set its sights on suing a former Chicago area optometrist who it alleges stole secret copyright-protected test questions and sold them to test takers trying to cheat on the exams.The Charlotte, N.C.-based National Board of Examiners in Optometry filed a 247-count complaint on Oc
A lawyer embroiled in a protracted legal fight with a former law partner over the messy dissolution of their erstwhile firm has set his sights on the firm’s accounting firm that happens to employ his former partner's father.In his suit, Eric D. Freed claims a Skokie accounting firm tampered with the law firm's books and denied payments rightfully owed to him, costing him millions of dollars in lost
Claiming the measure serves as a disguised de facto ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes almost everywhere in the city, a group of Chicago service station and convenience store operators have asked a federal judge to strike down a local ordinance supporters said was intended to tamp down the marketing of flavored tobacco products to school children.
Attorney general's consumer fraud suit against Westwood College will proceed in federal court; judge rejects requests to dismiss, remand
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office will be allowed to continue to press its case against a for-profit college it claims deceived students into enrolling in programs that result in virtually worthless degrees and taking on large amounts of student debt to do so.However, Madigan's office must now litigate the suit in federal, rather than state court, after a federal judge earlier this month
Seventh Circuit revives class action suit over payday loans; calls arbitration clause "unconscionable" and process "a sham"
An embattled provider of online payday loans who allegedly used his standing as a member of a Sioux Indian tribe to tailor loan agreement terms to skirt state and federal law will need to defend yet more of those loans in federal court after the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals panel determined arbitration procedures designed to give jurisdiction over the contracts to tribal courts failed to pass legal