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Judge nixes lawyer's 1st Amend defense vs crash reports privacy suit; will allow Spokeo argument

By Dan Churney | Sep 12, 2016

A Chicago federal judge has refused to dismiss a suit against a Chicago personal injury lawyer, which alleges he violated a federal drivers privacy law by buying traffic crash reports. Nonetheless, the judge said he wants the lawyer to further explain why the plaintiffs may lack standing under the law to pursue the case at all. 

Amazon can use rejected settlement offer to fight background check class action, judge says

By Dan Churney | Dec 14, 2015

A Chicago federal judge has ruled a plaintiff, who is leading a putative class action suit against Amazon for allegedly rejecting his job application after a background check turned up what the plaintiff said is a bogus report of a drug conviction, can’t stop the online retailer from using the plaintiff’s decision to reject a settlement offer as a defense to ward off the class action suit.

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