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Judge balks at big poultry producers' attempt to crack chicken price fixing antitrust class action

Scott Holland Nov. 22, 2017, 11:54pm

A federal judge will allow one of the country’s leading food service distributors and a group of others balking at the high price of chicken to continue to peck away at a federal antitrust action accusing the country’s largest poultry producers of fixing prices for their birds.

Judge chills class action vs Starbucks over amount of ice in cold drinks

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 17, 2016, 3:12pm

A Chicago federal judge has dumped a lawsuit against Starbucks over the amount of ice in its iced drinks, saying the reasoning undergirding the class action lawsuit against the purveyor of hot and cold coffee drinks and other beverages was too far over the top.

Antitrust class action: Poultry producers manipulated market, kept chicken prices too high

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 2, 2016, 10:29pm

Maplevale Farms, one of the country’s leading food service providers, has brought a federal class action antitrust lawsuit against the country’s top poultry producers, alleging they conspired to hatch a plan to manipulate the supply of chicken to keep the price of the birds artificially high, harvesting bumper profits.

Starbucks asks to blend class actions over hot, cold drinks, transfer cases to Seattle

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 22, 2016, 1:09pm

Even as a federal judge in San Francisco has givenplaintiffs a green light to move ahead with a class action lawsuit against Starbucks over the amount of coffee in its lattes, the international coffee drink purveyor awaits an answer from a federal judicial panel on its request to blend that class action with others concerning how full Starbucks fills its cups, and transfer all the percolating litigation to courtrooms in Starbucks’ home city of Seattle.

Judge, Orland Park Library foes end years-long legal spat sparked by library internet porn policies

Jonathan Bilyk May 18, 2016, 6:38pm

A years-long legal battle involving a group of Orland Park residents, a New Jersey blogger and an Orland Park library employee who each accused those on the other side of spreading lies about them in an attempt to bring the other side to heel in a fight over library policy, has ended in Chicago’s federal courts, after a judge dismissed the library employee’s last attempt at continuing her lawsuit against the blogger.

Starbucks' cold drinks too tall on ice, short on actual beverage, class action says

Jonathan Bilyk May 2, 2016, 3:22pm

A Chicago woman, steamed over the amount of ice Starbucks put in her iced coffee and other cold drinks, has brought a class action against the global purveyor of coffee beverages, claiming they should be made to pay for perking their profits by subbing in ice for coffee and other tasty drinks.