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Judgment in traffic crash case could cost Liberty Mutual $4.5M, despite $25K limit

Angela Underwood Oct. 20, 2017, 5:35pm

A judge's ruling in a traffic crash personal injury case could cost insurer Liberty Mutual $4.5 million, even though the policy at the heart of the case supposedly was capped at $25,000.

Wellpet wins dismissal of lawsuit claiming 'Made in USA' dog food label was misleading

Scott Holland Apr. 26, 2017, 11:58pm

A federal judge agreed pet food maker Wellpet doesn’t have to be subjected to a lawsuit accusing it of misleading the public in claiming its ingredients were “Made in the USA,” even though some vitamins and minerals came from overseas.

Junk fax lawsuit results in $3.3M settlement deal; $1.1M to plaintiffs' lawyers

Dan Churney Apr. 25, 2017, 10:36am

A settlement in a junk fax class action lawsuit, which is pending in Chicago federal court, would give about $330 to each fax recipient and more than $1 million to three lawyers who represented the plaintiff.

McCormick Foundation OK to sue over insurance advice blamed for hefty legal bills after Tribune bankruptcy

Dan Churney Apr. 4, 2016, 10:57am

A state appeals panel has ruled two former major shareholders in the Tribune Company, who are in litigation with creditors, can continue to press their malpractice suit against a prominent Chicago insurance broker for allegedly giving bum advice to change insurance companies, which put the ex-shareholders on the hook for legal costs instead of their insurer.

United management pilots win class action certification to sue the Air Line Pilots Association union over retro pay

Dana Herra Oct. 6, 2015, 11:29pm

A federal judge in Chicago has signed off on class action status for a lawsuit against the Air Line Pilots Association International, or ALPA, by management pilots for United Airlines, who complain they were not fairly compensated in a payout of $225 million in retroactive pay the association distributed on behalf of the airline.