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FLSA Rising: Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuits up sharply, still surging in federal courts

By Stephanie N. Grimoldby | Aug 20, 2015

This is the first installment in a series examining labor litigation brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In Chicago and nationwide, the number of wage and hour lawsuits filed under the FLSA has been steadily on the rise for most of the past 25 years. And area lawyers expect to see yet another spike in litigation as employers and employees alike see what will come of further changes to the rules governing enforcement of the FLSA by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Johnson & Johnson facing class action alleging false advertising lulled parents to buy Bedtime Products

By Stephanie N. Grimoldby | Jul 8, 2015

A woman is suing Johnson & Johnson for allegedly misrepresenting the effectiveness of the company’s Bedtime Products that she, and many other parents, have purchased to help their babies sleep better. Stephanie Leiner, of Chillicothe, filed a class action lawsuit July 2 in federal court in Chicago against Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc., of Skillman, New Jersey, alleging violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practice Act and unjust enrichment.

Dermatologist claims laser tattoo removal tool is fraud, brings class action vs Mass.-based maker

By Stephanie N. Grimoldby | Jul 2, 2015

A Rockford area dermatology practice is suing a Massachusetts precision surgical tool manufacturer, alleging the company sold a laser tattoo removal tool to the clinic and hundreds of other clinics, yet knew the product did not eliminate or remove tattoos.

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