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Class action seeks to force Cook County to pay property tax refunds owed to payers who won appeals

Scott Holland Oct. 16, 2017, 10:53pm

Cook County is facing a class action complaint accusing it of being too slow - or outright refusing - to issue property tax refunds owed to taxpayers who had won a break on their taxable value from the county's appeal board.

Subway footlong class action plaintiffs to take another stab, after appeals court sliced 'worthless' deal

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 31, 2017, 4:00pm

Less than five days after a federal appeals court threw out a settlement deal intended to cut short the litigation, a group of lawyers representing people suing Subway over the length of their footlong sub sandwiches have indicated they will now refresh their class actions against the ubiquitous fast food chain.

Judge sinks footlong sub sandwich suit, calls dismissed action ‘worthless’ and a ‘racket’

Dan Churney Aug. 28, 2017, 12:30pm

A Chicago federal appeals panel suffered heartburn from a class-action suit, which claimed Subway Footlong sandwiches cheat customers by occasionally measuring just under a foot, likening the litigation to a “racket” that lines the pockets of plaintiffs’ lawyers, but does little else

Consumer accuses Dynamic Recovery Solutions, Crown Asset Management of misrepresenting debt

Louie Torres Jul. 7, 2017, 7:00pm

A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Dynamic Recovery Solutions LLC and Crown Asset Management LLC, for alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Junk fax ad suit allowed to proceed vs Onsite Health, after judge said fax wasn't 'merely informational'

David Hutton May 30, 2017, 9:50pm

A federal judge has kept alive a home health company's junk fax lawsuit against a medical practice, saying a fax sent by the practice announcing the arrival of a new physician was, in fact, an advertisement, and not merely an "informational" message.

Class action: Collection agency sent misleading letters on time-barred private student loans

Louie Torres Apr. 27, 2017, 5:26pm

A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Asset Recovery Solutions LLC, a debt collector, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Class action accuses of sending unsolicited fax ads

Louie Torres Feb. 17, 2017, 12:42pm

A physician has filed a class action lawsuit against Inc. and 10 John Does, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Appeals panel says Sears data disclosure doesn’t harm credit card holders, so suit is tossed

Dan Churney Jan. 9, 2017, 4:41pm

A Chicago appeals courts has affirmed a lower court ruling that shelved a class-action suit against Sears, Roebuck & Co., which alleged the retail giant sold credit card holders’ personal data to telemarketers, because card holders took no financial hit as a result of Sears’ action.

Class action: ComEd, Nicor improperly adding interest, fees to medical hardship repayment plans

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 13, 2016, 1:14pm

A new class action lawsuit has charged two of the Chicago area’s largest utility companies with improperly adding finance charges and late fees to so-called “medical payment arrangements” – or special electric and natural gas bill repayment plans required by the state, should utility customers suffer significant health problems interfering with their ability to pay their bills on time.

Class action settled vs NorthShore Physicians group over medical debt liens, terms confidential

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 18, 2016, 5:46pm

A woman injured in a 2012 car crash has dropped her lawsuit against an Evanston-based medical practice, after a judge signed off on a settlement agreement ending the putative class action litigation in which she had accused the doctors at the practice of wrongly slapping liens on patients in an attempt to collect more than they should under agreements with health insurers.

Evanston NorthShore doctors group wrongly threatens liens for HMO fees not owed, class action says

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 7, 2016, 7:30pm

A woman injured in a 2012 car crash has launched a class action lawsuit against the Evanston-based doctors’ practice which provided her care following the crash, claiming the physicians wrongly slapped a lien on the damages she might be paid by the other driver involved in the crash, and has done the same to others like her in the hope of collecting more than they should under the terms of the contracts the doctors hold with HMO plan providers.

Melrose Park Auto Mall accused of breach of contract

Louie Torres Feb. 26, 2016, 5:44pm

CHICAGO – A Lombard man alleges that a dealership wrongfully repossessed the car he bought.

Lawsuit vs Smart Sinus doctor dismissed by agreement

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 20, 2016, 6:17pm

A Schaumburg doctor, who specializes in the so-called “Smart Sinus” procedure, has been served with a class action lawsuit brought by a DuPage County couple alleging the doctor pulled a bait-and-switch, misleading them and potentially other patients into believing he would perform a medical procedure, only to switch them with no warning or consent to another doctor who was outside their insurance network, costing them money.

Class action alleges American Homes 4 Rent charges tenants excessive late fees

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 13, 2016, 5:26pm

A California-based residential property management company believed to collect rent on at least 200 homes in Illinois has been served with a class action alleging it has wrongly charged excessive fees to tenants late on rent. On Dec. 30, named plaintiff Clarence Davis Jr., represented by attorneys with the firm of Edelman, Combs, Latturner and Goodwin, of Chicago, filed the complaint in Cook County Circuit Court against the parent company of American Homes 4 Rent.

Class action alleges home loan servicer Seterus refused to terminate PMI on modified loans, violating laws, loan terms

Dan Churney Oct. 26, 2015, 9:32am

A Romeoville man is in U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois, alleging a home loan servicing company is sticking him and other troubled borrowers with unneeded mortgage insurance because the company gets a cut of the premiums.

State high court overturns appellate ruling pharmacy's attempt to pay class rep should thwart class certification in junk fax action

Dana Herra Oct. 23, 2015, 11:42pm

A class action lawsuit regarding a company’s use of unsolicited faxes as an advertising tool is back where it began, after the Illinois Supreme Court reversed an appellate court’s ruling and agreed with the initial ruling by the circuit court that a defendant cannot render a motion for class action moot simply by settling with the initial class representative.

Adventure dating club faces potential class action over how it collects, manages member payments

Scott Holland Aug. 28, 2015, 12:21am

An Oak Forest woman hopes to bring a class action against a dating club she said improperly managed her account and refused to cancel her membership. On Aug. 26, Judy Radusewicz filed suit against Events & Adventures, a dating service operated by Adventures Northwest, a corporation based in Washington state. She had purchased a membership with the Chicago branch of the club in April.