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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.

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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