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FOX ROTHSCHILD: Christina Sanfelippo Honored With IWIRC Rising Star Award

By Press release submission | Nov 20, 2018

Fox Rothschild LLP congratulates Christina M. Sanfelippo, who received the 2018 Rising Star Award from the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC).

Judge slices Parmesan cheese lawsuits, says labels pumped purity, but also listed additives

By Dan Churney | Nov 5, 2018

A Chicago federal judge has partially melted a group of class actions against Kraft, Walmart, Jewel Food, Target and others, which alleged the companies misled consumers as to the purity of grated Parmesan cheese by including hidden cellulose filler, finding labels may have promised unadulterated product, but cellulose was nonetheless listed as an ingredient on those labels.

FOX ROTHSCHILD: Donna B. More Honored on Crain’s Chicago’s 2018 List of ‘Notable Women Lawyers’

By Press release submission | Aug 3, 2018

Fox Rothschild LLP congratulates Donna B. More on being named by Crain’s Chicago Business to its 2018 list of “Notable Women Lawyers” who have made significant contributions to the industry over the past year.

Appeals panel: IL law nixes Chicago Joe's Tea Room try to force open Broadview strip club

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 29, 2018

A group of investors – most of whom have remained concealed by what judges called an “obscure trail of contracts, trusts, and illusory commitments” – seeking to open a strip club in Broadview have suffered another setback as they try to force the suburban community to grant them the permit they need to open the establishment, in a ruling from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

FOX ROTHSCHILD: Fox’s Carolyn Richmond Named Among the ‘Most Powerful Employment Attorneys’

By Press release submission | Jun 22, 2018

Fox Rothschild congratulates Carolyn D. Richmond, who was named among 2018’s “Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” by Human Resource Executive magazine.

Appeals court finds no error in case arguing Massage Envy massages are shorter than promised

By DM Herra | Apr 13, 2018

A divided appellate court upheld a federal court’s finding that spa chain Massage Envy had not deceived customers who complained their one-hour massages consisted of only 50 minutes massage time.

Judge OKs $30M deal to end class action vs Monster over A/V cable claims; objector to be sanctioned

By Dan Churney | Mar 26, 2018

A Cook County judge has given a preliminary nod to a class action settlement, which could make audio-video cable manufacturer Monster pay around $30 million to buyers of one of its cable products, after determining a man who had filed a separate lawsuit against Monster made misrepresentations while objecting to the proposed settlement.

Illinois horse racers lawsuit: Illinois hasn't paid its share to replenish purse accounts for 14 years

By Scott Holland | Nov 3, 2017

State government has undercut the Illinois horse racing industry, according to a complaint filed Nov. 1 in Cook County Circuit Court.

McDonalds, Grubhub, Kmart settle ADA lawsuits over website, app accessibility for the blind

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 2, 2017

Three class action lawsuits against McDonald’s, Grubhub and Kmart, alleging those companies’ apps and websites violated federal disability law because they were not easily accessible to the blind have been settled in recent days, according to federal court records.

Travel 100 Group Inc. accuses former employee of breaching contract, taking confidential info

By Louie Torres | Oct 17, 2017

A company is suing Amy Buchert, a former employee, for alleged breach of contract, for improperly accessing and using confidential information after her employment had ended.

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.

Lakeshore Athletic Club owes $33K in sanctions for 3rd try at failed lawsuit over investor's foreclosure buy

By Todd Barnett | Aug 21, 2017

A state appeals court has affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a third amended complaint filed by the former operators of one of Chicago's biggest and most prestigious health clubs, and ordered them to pay more than $33,000 in sanctions in the case they brought against the businessman who now owns the club and who they accused of allegedly using inside knowledge to work around an agreement and buy the club when it fell into foreclosure.

BDP International claims competitor adopted nearly identical business name

By Louie Torres | Jun 5, 2017

A Pennsylvania-based logistics firm is suing BDP International Enterprises Inc., based in Orland Park, and owner Brandon Pennington, alleging unfair competition.

Class actions alleging DirecTV didn't pay its service techs overtime can proceed, judge says

By Dana Herra | Apr 19, 2016

DirecTV and its installation contractors will need to continue to defend itself against a pair of lawsuits brought in Chicago federal court by service technicians who claimed the satellite television provider owes them unpaid overtime.

Miss Illinois beauty pageant organizers' legal tussle with Miss America group headed to arbitration

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 21, 2015

A legal spat between the Miss America Organization and a suburban Chicago-based outfit which had for years run the Miss Illinois pageant will head to arbitration, after a Cook County judge determined the dispute, despite the protestations of the Illinois group, should be controlled by the terms of a licensing agreement governing the relationship between the pageant organizers.

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