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Consumers too far down distribution chain to press price fixing class action vs steelmakers, says judge

Dan Churney Mar. 13, 2017, 9:10pm

A group of steel makers, led by Chicago-based ArcelorMittal USA, have beaten down a class-action antitrust lawsuit filed by more than a dozen consumers, who alleged the companies schemed to raise prices for goods made with steel, by pointing out the consumers were too far down the distribution line from the steel manufacturers to claim losses. 

Bow Truss workers sue troubled coffeehouse chain over unpaid wages, 'unlawful deductions'

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 27, 2017, 4:22pm

A group of workers whose walkout over unpaid wages all but shut down a troubled Chicago coffeehouse chain for weeks, has sued the owners of the coffeehouses, alleging the employers mismanaged finances, leading them to bounce paychecks, make “unlawful deductions” from workers’ pay for benefits the workers did not receive and to not pay the workers overtime.

Lemonis responds to lawsuit over Bow Truss, accuses Tadros in countersuit of withholding key info

Scott Holland Feb. 21, 2017, 11:59pm

Less than three weeks after being targeted in a $26 million lawsuit over a soured acquisition, celebrity investor Marcus Lemonis has countersued his erstwhile business partner, Chicago businessman and the founder of Bow Truss Coffee, Phil Tadros. 

Repeated automated debt collection calls are a 'concrete injury' under Spokeo, federal law, judge says

Dan Churney Feb. 14, 2017, 11:07am

A Chicago federal judge has refused to dismiss a suit, brought by a woman against a debt collection company, ruling the woman could have suffered a “concrete” harm when the company allegedly violated the federal Telephone Consumers Protection Act, by repeatedly phoning her after she told them to stop. 

Chicago State says insurer committed fraud by denying coverage for $4.2M verdict in whistleblower case

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 8, 2017, 4:40pm

Chicago State University has sued an insurance company, saying a court should force the insurer to help the school pay more than $4.2 million to satisfy a judgment resulting from a lawsuit brought by a former who claimed the university had wrongly fired him for exposing an attempt by the university's former president to improperly collect a pension.

Company claims construction firm botched, then abandoned renovation projects

Louie Torres Sep. 2, 2016, 2:27pm

A Chicago company is suing Block Construction LLC, alleging breach of contract in the allegedly botched renovations of three of its properties.

Employers should prepare now for soon-to-come Chicago sick leave rules, attorneys say

Karen Kidd May 4, 2016, 11:10am

Chicago may be the next municipality to require employers in the city's limits to provide employees with paid sick leave, meaning employers should begin planning now for the implications of the new rules, including an increased risk of lawsuits, said a trio of local attorneys.