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Consumer fraud suit vs McDonald's over 'pop tax' collection falls flat over misread receipt

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 16, 2017, 1:27am

An attempt at suing McDonald’s restaurants in Chicago and suburban Cook County for allegedly charging a few cents too much tax while collecting Cook County’s “pop tax” has fizzled, after a more careful reading of sales receipts revealed the plaintiffs had no case.

McDonald's, local franchisees added to menu of retailers getting sued over 'pop tax' collections

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 9, 2017, 1:13pm

McDonald’s and some of its local franchisees have become the next seller of sweetened beverages to land on the menu of those facing a class action lawsuit over the collection of the Cook County “pop tax.”

Lawsuit: McDonald's website, mobile app not accessible to the blind, violates ADA

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 24, 2017, 6:59pm

A blind man has sued McDonald’s, claiming the fast food giant has discriminated against him under federal disabilities law because it has not made its smartphone app or website accessible to those with visual impairments.

Class action: Des Plaines McDonald's franchisee charges 41 cents too much for cheeseburger meals

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 16, 2016, 7:50pm

A Des Plaines man has brought a consumer fraud class action against a suburban Chicago McDonald’s franchisee, alleging the restaurant group should be made to payfor allegedly false advertising on its menu, as the group’s pricing of its two cheeseburger “Extra Value Meal” causes customers to pay 41 cents more than they would if they just ordered their two burgers, fries and drink separately.

'Joint employer' status in franchise operations could see change in regulation under Trump

Giovanni Whaley Nov. 29, 2016, 5:30pm

With the arrival of a new presidential administration in Washington, D.C., franchisers and their advocates are hopeful the push by the Obama administration to change the way the relationship between franchisers and franchisees are regulated will be tossed out, as well.

Judge: NLRB 'joint employer' subpoenas cost of doing business for McDonald's franchisees

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 21, 2016, 12:46pm

The National Labor Relations Board has ordered up a legal victory in its ongoing effort to investigate McDonald’s and its franchisees in the Chicago area and nationwide over allegations of unfair labor practices lodged by labor unions seeking to secure a federal determination that McDonald’s and its franchise operators are, for the purposes of unionization and collective bargaining, employees of McDonald’s and not just of the franchisees who issue their paychecks.