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Federal appeals panel: Judge's OK of class action vs Blue Cross amounted to unexplained 'judicial fiat'

By Dan Churney | Sep 5, 2017

A Chicago federal appellate court has stripped class-action status from a suit, which alleges Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliates overcharged beneficiaries, then passed the profits back to Blue Cross, saying a Springfield federal judge overlooked “glaring problems” when allowing the suit to proceed as a class action.

Zillow: 'Zestimates' constitutionally protected opinions, no appraisers license needed to publish

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 28, 2017

Comparing their “zestimates” – proprietary online estimates of homes’ values – to editorials published by newspapers or ratings and reviews of various products and services published in print and online, the operators of real estate website Zillow have asked a Chicago federal judge to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by a north suburban lawyer and the owners of a Schaumburg-based home development company accusing Zillow of improperly hampering their efforts to sell their homes for what the plaintiffs believe they are worth.

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