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Class actions deleted vs Spokeo, Intelius, others over web search name 'keyword insertion' ad tricks

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 30, 2017, 5:39pm

A federal judge has tossed a cluster of class action lawsuits launched against online personal information listing providers, including Spokeo, Intelius. InstantCheckmate and BeenVerified, saying a web search advertising technique didn’t violate plaintiffs’ rights to control the use of their identity simply by using a person's name in an ad designed to steer people to their online people search products.

Judge: Reporters can't moonlight as attorneys and expect to be shielded in court

Scott Holland May 10, 2017, 12:16am

Protections for reporters do not permanently extend to lawyers moonlighting as filmmakers, according to a federal judge in Chicago.

Class action vs Down To Lunch app makers tossed; promo 'spam-vite' texts users' fault, judge says

Scott Holland Mar. 27, 2017, 11:06am

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed a class action complaint against the San Francisco-based developer of the Down to Lunch smartphone app, saying app users – and not the software itself – are responsible for “spam-vite” promotional text messages sent to other people’s phones. 

Judge OKs suit vs After School app makers over texts; plaintiff wants decision applied vs Down To Lunch

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 3, 2017, 6:57pm

A Chicago federal judge will allow a potential class action lawsuit to proceed against the makers of smartphone app “After School,” saying the app’s use of allegedly unauthorized invitational text messages to grow its user base could violate federal law. And this decision could have implications for another class action lawsuit against the makers of another app.

Jordan settles with Jewel, Dominick's in trademark dispute over ads congratulating Jordan's Hall of Fame induction

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 23, 2015, 5:01pm

Michael Jordan, Chicago’s greatest basketball player, and two of the region’s iconic grocery brands appear to have settled a legal fight over the allegedly unauthorized use of imagery connected to the basketball legend in advertisements designed to honor Jordan’s induction into the basketball Hall of Fame six years ago.

Cook County woman sues Exposed by Ariella, seeks poster's identity

Robert Hadley Oct. 30, 2015, 2:01pm

A Cook County woman has filed a petition for discovery against the operators of an infidelity shaming website and the Internet service providers that make it available.

Mandell Menkes firm accuses VersusLaw of not paying $50K legal bill

Kelly Issacs Oct. 23, 2014, 7:55am


Former Chicago Bears players' suit joins other "Super Bowl Shuffle" dispute in federal court; parties likely to face off over venue

Kenneth Lowe May 5, 2014, 11:50am

Nearly three decades years after the fact, the "Super Bowl Shuffle" remains a fond memory for Chicago Bears fans.

Suit over "Super Bowl Shuffle" photo proceeds as judge denies Chicago Tribune's dismissal request

Kenneth Lowe Mar. 31, 2014, 2:53pm

The Chicago Tribune Co. will have to face claims it took liberties with one of the city's most sacred rituals.U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin last week denied the Tribune's motion to dismiss one of the counts leveled against it in a June 2013 suit that accuses it of using and taking credit for photos Don Levey took of the hallowed Super Bowl Shuffle rap video that was released nearly three decades

Financial fraud leads to lawsuit over loan

Thomas Kallies Oct. 25, 2013, 3:33pm