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LaCroix maker loses out on request for sanctions vs class action plaintiffs for 'financial terrorism'
A federal judge has denied a request from the maker of LaCroix sparkling waters to punish plaintiffs and their lawyers for bringing an allegedly frivolous class action lawsuit over the content of its drinks, which the company has branded "financial terrorism," even though the lawsuit and the plaintiffs' marketing promotion of it may have already cost the company more than $1 billion in market value.
K & L GATES: K&L Gates, Lawyers Recognized as IP and Trademark Leaders in 2019 World Trademark Review 1000 Rankings
Global law firm K&L Gates LLP and seven partners across the firm’s offices have again been recognized among the world’s leading trademark practices and professionals in World Trademark Review’s annual WTR 1000 rankings, a global survey of leading trademark practitioners in 70 jurisdictions.
Wells Fargo: Cook County blocking try to compute how much 'discriminatory' foreclosures cost county courts
Ten months after a Chicago federal judge allowed Cook County to continue with a small portion of its foreclosure discrimination lawsuit against Wells Fargo, the lender has accused the county of blocking its ability to mount its defense by attempting to stop it from interviewing officials in the Cook County court system.
K&L GATES: K&L Gates Bolsters Data Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Intellectual Property Practices with Addition of Four-Lawyer Chicago Team
Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has strengthened its data privacy, intellectual property/technology transactions, and cybersecurity practices through the addition of a team of lawyers in its Chicago office.
IL Supreme Court decides to take up Six Flags fingerprint privacy case; spurs fresh rise in BIPA lawsuits
The Illinois Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments over the question of whether the rights of a mother and her teen son were violated under an Illinois privacy law when theme park operator Six Flags required the young man to scan his fingerprints to use his park season pass. And the court's decision to take up the case appears to have helped spur a renewed spurt of lawsuits brought under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.
Lawyers: Spate of privacy suits should spur companies doing business in IL to review insurance coverage
As Illinois courts find their dockets filled with an increasing number of lawsuits brought against companies under a state privacy law for allegedly mishandling their employees' scanned fingerprints, companies should review their current liability insurance coverage and be wary of the law, said an attorney who focuses, in part, on insurance disputes involving employment law.
A federal judge in Illinois has ruled that Bank of America and other banks were not in violation of consumer privacy acts and dismissed a class-action suit accusing the bank of improperly distributing the confidential information of homeowners who had borrowed mortgage loans.
A class action lawsuit targeting the maker of a “wonder drug” nutritional supplement has been shelved after a federal judge tossed the complaint of two men who claimed they had been misled by the supplement makers’ claims regarding the product’s effectiveness at treating arthritis and other inflammation.