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Healthcare Services Group accused of collecting and storing workers fingerprints without consent

Louie Torres Nov. 23, 2017, 1:00am

Two people have filed a class action lawsuit against Healthcare Services Group Inc. for alleged invasion of privacy and violation of state law.

'Opportunistic' pop tax class action vs Subway kicked back to Cook County court by federal judge

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 30, 2017, 8:16pm

A federal judge has poured back to Cook County court a class action lawsuit accusing Subway restaurants of making customers pay a few cents too much by collecting the soon-to-expire controversial Cook County “pop tax” on unsweetened iced tea at some of its Chicago restaurants.

Subway franchisor: Class action litigants concocted scheme to file suit over collection of Cook Co. pop tax

David Hutton Oct. 25, 2017, 5:47pm

A Subway franchisor has asked a Chicago federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act in connection with a sweetened beverage tax.

Cook County repeals 'pop tax,' but lawsuits it spurred are still pending - though perhaps not for long

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 11, 2017, 11:00pm

The Cook County “pop tax” will soon be a thing of the past, after the Cook County Board buckled to public pressure and repealed it. But local judges still must deal with a slew of class action lawsuits filed against supermarkets, convenience stores and restaurants over allegations they improperly collected the tax from customers.

Attorney says class action lawsuits over 'soda pop tax' only designed to pour a quick lawyer payday

Dee Thompson Sep. 15, 2017, 12:22am

The controversial new “soda pop tax” that went into effect last month has already sparked class-action lawsuits against retailers and restaurants for allegedly miscalculating the tax, but David Almeida, an attorney at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, believes these suits likely are aimed only at generating quick paydays for plaintiffs' lawyers.

Class action claims vs Blistex over lip ointment packaging 'defies common sense,' judge says

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 12, 2017, 6:00am

A Chicago federal judge has shelved a California woman’s class action lawsuit against the Oak Brook-based maker of Blistex lip ointment, saying her claims the company smears its customers by selling their product in tubes that leave a quarter of the ointment inaccessible “defies common sense.”

Federal appeals court: PF Chang's can be sued over potential ID theft from data breach

Dan Churney Apr. 25, 2016, 12:34pm

A Chicago federal appeals panel has given the P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain a case of legal indigestion, by reversing a district court’s dismissal of a class action suit brought by two diners, who claimed they were vulnerable to identity theft, because the chain’s allegedly poor data security allowed hackers to obtain diners’ debit and credit card information.