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DeVry University hit with another suit alleging it distorts graduate job placement stats to attract students

By Dan Churney | May 7, 2018

A DeVry University graduate has filed a putative class action in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the nationwide electronics and business school has exaggerated the employment rates of graduates, so as to lure new students. The complaint is similar to a lawsuit from a different plaintiff and legal team now pending in federal court on the same claims.

SC Johnson fails to wipe away class action alleging kids' sunscreen's SPF ratings were false

By Scott Holland | Apr 5, 2018

One of the world’s largest makers of household chemical products, SC Johnson, was unable to persuade a federal judge to wipe away a class action lawsuit, accusing the company of misleading consumers about the SPF rating of its Babyganics mineral sunscreen.

Federal judge grates Parmesan cheese class actions, pans deceptive marketing claims

By Scott Holland | Aug 25, 2017

A federal judge in Chicago has shredded, for now, a block of class action lawsuits that piled up last year against Kraft, Walmart, Target, the parent company of Jewel Food Stores and others over the contents of their grated Parmesan cheese, saying he did not believe the plaintiffs could prevail in asserting the containers of “100 percent” cheese were deceptively marketed.

Chicago taxi surcharge fee class actions end in settlement deal for refunds, $48K attorney fees

By Scott Holland | Sep 14, 2016

Lawsuits targeting Chicago taxi companies and a payment processing company for adding a 50-cent surcharge to nearly 410,000 credit card payments over three-plus months this spring have been garaged, according to a settlement agreement filed Sept. 9 in Cook County Circuit Court. The deal ended the lawsuits in exchange for refunds of all improperly charged fees. Plaintiffs' lawyers received $48,000.

Judge says antitrust class action vs NorthShore's 2000 Highland Park hospital merger not time-barred

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 12, 2016

NorthShore University Health System will need to continue to defend itself against a class action antitrust lawsuit, after a federal judge ruled a group of patients and health insurers were not years too late in bringing their legal action over NorthShore’s decision to allegedly jack up its rates nearly 16 years ago following its acquisition of Highland Park Hospital.

Judge douses consumer fraud class action vs Mondelez over whether belVita biscuits need milk

By Dana Herra | Apr 14, 2016

A northwest suburban woman who claimed she was duped by the advertising slogan on a box of breakfast biscuits lost her attempt at filing a class-action lawsuit when a federal judge dismissed her claim.

Say cheese: Class actions begin to pile up vs Kraft, Walmart over Parmesan cheese contents

By Dana Herra | Mar 1, 2016

Class action lawsuits against Kraft Heinz and Walmart have begun to accumulate in the aftermath of a February news investigation turned up evidence of wood-based fillers in the companies’ grated Parmesan cheese products.

Cab fare credit card payment processors illegally charged 50 cent fee, need to pay up, class action says

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 23, 2016

A company which processes credit card payments for many of the taxis operating in Chicago could be made to pay back thousands of taxi riders, should a Chicago man succeed in his class action lawsuit against the business over the addition of a 50-cent per ride fee charged since the beginning of the year to passengers paying fares with plastic.

Where's the pork? Woman slaps Walmart with class action, claims store brand pork and beans contains no actual pork

By Scott Holland | Oct 9, 2015

Just as actress Clara Peller famously asked “Where’s the beef?” in a series of memorable 1980s television commercials for fast food chain Wendy's, now a Schaumburg woman is demanding in a federal class action lawsuit to know where the pork is in Walmart’s store brand product labeled “Pork and Beans.”

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