Saying he understands many of his colleagues have ruled differently, a federal judge in Chicago has denied an attempt by a group of pet adopters to turn their legal beef into a class action against a pet health insurance provider, saying the company did not “harm” the new pet owners by calling to urge them to take advantage of a “gift” of 30-day free health insurance for their new pet, which the new owners had been told was included with the adoption of their animal.
Repeated automated debt collection calls are a 'concrete injury' under Spokeo, federal law, judge says
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.
A man who claimed someone had fraudulently run up more than $2,500 in debt on a credit card opened in his name without his knowledge has secured another chance to press a lawsuit against a suburban debt collection agency, after a state appeals panel found the agency may have broken federal debt collection laws by suing the man over the contested debt after the statute of limitations had expired.
Tenant lawsuit: Loop luxury high-rise landlord owes free rent for entering apartments without proper notice
A tenant in a luxury apartment building on the north end of the Loop believes he and his fellow tenants are owed some free rent from their landlord, who is alleged in a new lawsuit to have violated city ordinance by not providing enough warning when sending work crews into tenants’ apartments when they weren’t home. On Sept. 10, Joshua Stahl, a resident of the 73 East Lake apartment building, filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court against RMK Management.