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Appeals court removes class representative from junk fax action, says named plaintiff is 'tool' of lawyer

Dan Churney Jan. 21, 2016, 3:29pm

In a sharply worded 2-1 decision, the Illinois First District Appellate Court in Chicago overturned a lower court decision and barred a plaintiff from serving as representative in a class-action suit involving allegedly unsolicited faxes, describing the plaintiff as a "tool'"of his lawyer.