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Company sues Walgreens for allegedly selling fitness trackers which infringe its patents

Louie Torres Apr. 27, 2017, 5:34pm

A company which has filed numerous other patent infringement lawsuits in the local courts is suing Walgreens, citing alleged patent infringement for technology used in personal fitness devices.

Construction union says SWS Services delinquent on benefit fund contributions

Louie Torres Apr. 27, 2017, 5:31pm

A construction workers' labor group is suing SWS Services LLC, an employer, citing alleged breach of contract.

Suit says bank incorrectly reported debt to credit agencies, which failed to investigate

Louie Torres Apr. 27, 2017, 5:29pm

A woman is suing Merrick Bank, Experian Information Solutions Inc., TransUnion LLC and Equifax Information Services LLC, citing alleged breach of duty for misinformation in credit reporting.

Class action: Collection agency sent misleading letters on time-barred private student loans

Louie Torres Apr. 27, 2017, 5:26pm

A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Asset Recovery Solutions LLC, a debt collector, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Wellpet wins dismissal of lawsuit claiming 'Made in USA' dog food label was misleading

Scott Holland Apr. 26, 2017, 11:58pm

A federal judge agreed pet food maker Wellpet doesn’t have to be subjected to a lawsuit accusing it of misleading the public in claiming its ingredients were “Made in the USA,” even though some vitamins and minerals came from overseas.

Trucker pay suit parked vs Atlas Van Lines; Contract clear, even if drivers don't understand: Judge

Dan Churney Apr. 26, 2017, 6:40pm

A Chicago federal judge has applied the brakes to a trucker’s lawsuit against two global moving van companies, which alleged the companies used “vague” contract language to short him of pay, saying the trucker should have sought clarification before signing the contract.

Federal judge throws out negligence suit against Dollar Tree for lack of evidence in slip and fall

Glenn Minnis Apr. 25, 2017, 10:17pm

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed a suit filed by a woman claiming she suffered shoulder injuries requiring medical attention after slipping on what she says was vomit at a Chicago Dollar Tree store.

Campus bookstore managers say Follett stiffed them overtime pay

Louie Torres Apr. 25, 2017, 10:03pm

Two employees have filed a class action lawsuit against Follett Corporation and Follett Higher Education Group Inc., citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Fifth Third Bank harassed consumer over phone about disputed debt, suit claims

Louie Torres Apr. 25, 2017, 10:00pm

A consumer is suing Fifth Third Bank, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Wife of bankruptcy lawyer Geraci doesn't get to have special elevator access to avoid dogs, jury says

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 25, 2017, 5:41pm

The wife of prominent Chicago area bankruptcy lawyer Peter Francis Geraci has failed to persuade a jury her post-traumatic stress disorder, which she claims was triggered by a dog attack years ago, should allow her to use federal disability law to force the association that manages the Chicago condo building in which she lives to give her the right to ride alone in the building’s elevator, to avoid sharing the elevator with her neighbors’ dogs.

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.

Surrogacy company sues competitor for allegedly violating trademark case settlement

Louie Torres Apr. 24, 2017, 6:51pm

A surrogacy company is suing Conceiveabilities Inc., and Nazca Fontes, owner, citing alleged unfair competition for violating the terms of a trademark case settled late last year.

River Valley Capital says Mount Prospect business defaulted on six-figure vehicle lease

Louie Torres Apr. 24, 2017, 6:46pm

An Iowa corporation is suing A & A Global Inc., and Shamil Semenov, its owner, citing alleged breach of contract for failing to pay a lease.

Von Technologies failed to pay network engineers overtime wages, class action claims

Louie Torres Apr. 24, 2017, 6:42pm

An IT professional has filed a class action lawsuit against Von Technologies LLC, a network services company, citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

'Serial objector' lawyer Bandas says owed cut of $56M TCPA deal because helped trim other lawyers' fees

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 21, 2017, 5:53pm

A Texas lawyer embroiled in a racketeering action accusing him and others of being “serial objectors” out to simply claim a chunk of others’ negotiated class action settlements has inserted himself into another massive class action deal, asking a federal judge to award him money for representing an organization whose objection to the attorney fee request in a $56 million deal to end a class action against a cruise line, phone poll operator and timeshare company, helped reduce other attorneys’ multi-million dollar payday.

Fraud action: OKCupid sets users up with premium access premise, stiffs them on 'viable dating options'

Scott Holland Apr. 21, 2017, 11:29am

A man who paid premiums to access A-list dating prospects, only to find out most were dead ends, is suing the company behind OkCupid in a $5 million class action complaint, accusing the company of setting him and other users up to get stiffed.

Parent: Oak Brook school district owes $50M for accusing sons of cheating in geography bee

Scott Holland Apr. 20, 2017, 11:05pm

A DuPage County surgeon who says his sons were falsely accused of cheating in a geography bee is suing their Oak Brook school district in federal court for $50 million.

Woman claims she was harassed, discriminated against while working for University Park, then fired

Louie Torres Apr. 20, 2017, 4:39pm

A former HR manager is suing Village of University Park Illinois, citing alleged discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Phillip Metals defaulted on six-figure invoice for sales and marketing work, lawsuit says

Louie Torres Apr. 20, 2017, 4:35pm

A Chinese corporation is suing Phillip Metals Inc., citing alleged breach of contract for failing to pay for sales and marketing services.

Jury: GSK liable for suicide of lawyer taking generic Paxil; $3M awarded to widow

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 20, 2017, 4:04pm

A federal jury in Chicago has ordered pharmaceutical maker GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3 million to the widow of a Chicago lawyer who committed suicide by jumping in front of a train after taking a generic version of Paxil, an antidepressant developed by GSK, finding the drugmaker should be held responsible for his death, even though it didn’t make the actual medication the lawyer had been taking for about a week before he took his life.