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Judge: Allstate must answer class action alleging intentionally lowered risk standards, hurt profitability

By Scott Holland | Mar 2, 2018

A federal judge in Chicago has cleared a group of investors to continue their class action against insurer Allstate for allegedly hurting the company’s value by allegedly lowering underwriting standards to add higher-risk customers.

After appeal, Hyatt awarded $8.3 million in franchise agreement dispute

By Angela Underwood | Dec 15, 2017

A Chicago federal appeals panel has ruled hotel chain Hyatt is due $8.3 million in a dispute over a franchise agreement gone bad.

California company must pay $7 million-plus award to Hyatt for violating franchise agreement

By Melissa Busch | May 11, 2017

CHICAGO – A federal court in Illinois confirmed that a hotel builder will have to pay Hyatt a more than $7 million arbitration award for failing to honor their franchise agreement.

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