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Appeals court upholds 'flawed' AmEx gift cards class action settlement, giving plaintiffs' lawyers $1.95M

By Scott Holland | Dec 11, 2017

While they called the deal flawed, a federal appeals panel in Chicago nevertheless has upheld a settlement ending a class action lawsuit against American Express over gift cards, dividing $1.8 million among class members, and giving plaintiffs' lawyers $1.95 million more.

Judge scolds plaintiffs' firm for 'playing gotcha' in imperiled junk fax class action

By Scott Holland | Oct 23, 2017

A federal judge has taken to task a Chicago law firm for attempting to intervene in an endangered junk fax class action lawsuit, saying a motion the lawyers filed amounted to little more than an attempt to play “gotcha” games with the defendants in the case and the law.

Federal judge grates Parmesan cheese class actions, pans deceptive marketing claims

By Scott Holland | Aug 25, 2017

A federal judge in Chicago has shredded, for now, a block of class action lawsuits that piled up last year against Kraft, Walmart, Target, the parent company of Jewel Food Stores and others over the contents of their grated Parmesan cheese, saying he did not believe the plaintiffs could prevail in asserting the containers of “100 percent” cheese were deceptively marketed.

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