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Lawsuit: Bose headphone app secretly collects customer listening habits, data then sold by Bose

Scott Holland Apr. 19, 2017, 2:31pm

An Illinois man is pursuing a class action complaint worth at least $5 million against Bose Corp., accusing the maker of high-end wireless headphones, speakers and other audio equipment of selling customer data secretly collected by an app paired with the headphones and other consumer gear.

Federal judge says clock ran out on part of a franchisee's racial discrimination suit vs Checkers

Scott Holland Apr. 18, 2017, 10:50pm

A federal judge has put half of a restaurateur’s racial discrimination claim against Checkers Drive-In on the back burner, saying the statute of limitations had run out on his lawsuit.

Jury: Trucking companies not to blame for drinking water contamination in Sauk Village

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 18, 2017, 6:55pm

A federal jury has ruled two trucking companies are not liable for drinking water contamination in suburban Sauk Village, granting a win to their firms in their court battle with the village, which had contended the trucking companies spilled cancer-causing chemicals into the groundwater the village pumps from its wells into the homes and businesses connected to its water system.

Judge: Newly listed endangered bumblebee could stop Kane County Fox River bridge project

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 18, 2017, 4:02pm

A Chicago federal judge has thrown the brakes on a plan to construct a new bridge over the Fox River in northwest suburban Kane County, saying the plan could harm a kind of bumblebee placed last month on the Endangered Species List.

Judge tosses man's suit vs Equifax for dinging his credit over misreported late child support payments

Shanice Harris Apr. 17, 2017, 8:42pm

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed an Illinois man's lawsuit against Equifax alleging the credit reporting giant misreported his child support payments as delinquent because Texas state officials had been wrongly deducting too much from certain paychecks.

Suit says Glenview-based SoyNut Butter Company sold food contaminated with E. coli

Louie Torres Apr. 17, 2017, 2:52pm

A California couple is suing The SoyNut Butter Company and three unnamed individuals with the company, citing alleged negligence and product liability for selling products linked to a recent E. coli outbreak.

Former Camping World employee says company didn't pay enough OT

Louie Torres Apr. 17, 2017, 2:49pm

A former employee has filed a class action lawsuit against Camping World Inc., citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Judge: 'Ride time' to worksites should be counted in OT calculations, even if workers not working

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 14, 2017, 9:57am

A Chicago federal judge has determined employers can be forced under the law to pay workers overtime for certain “ride time” spent traveling to a worksite, agreeing with a group of workers for a party tent and equipment rental company who argued their employer could have been required to pay them overtime under federal and Illinois wage laws.

Employees claim Marathon Systems neglected to pay overtime

Louie Torres Apr. 14, 2017, 9:12am

Two individuals are suing Marathon Systems Inc. and Richard L. Mock, the owner of the cleaning service, citing alleged unpaid wages, violation of applicable minimum wage law and violation of Workers' Compensation acts for inadequate overtime and other claims.

Man claims TransUnion reported incorrectly on debt despite his dispute

Louie Torres Apr. 14, 2017, 9:08am

An individual is suing TransUnion Corp., a credit reporting agency, citing alleged breach of duty and violation of federal law for misrepresenting his debt.

Former sales VP says Morris Group discriminated on age, failed to pay commission

Lhalie Castillo Apr. 14, 2017, 9:06am

A former vice president of sales is suing Morris Group Inc. and Morris Midwest LLC, machine tool manufacturers, citing alleged age discrimination, unpaid wages and wrongful termination.

Class action: Comcast checks customers' credit even after customer pays fee to avoid credit check

Scott Holland Apr. 13, 2017, 8:05pm

A Hoffman Estates man who says Comcast examined his credit report after he paid a fee specifically to keep them from doing so is pursuing a class action in federal court in Chicago.

Abt Electronics sues trucking firm AirGroup for late deliveries, alleged improper surcharges

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 13, 2017, 5:02pm

Suburban Chicago retailer Abt Electronics is suing a trucking company it hired to deliver televisions, appliances and other household electronics to customers’ homes and businesses, alleging the delivery company wrongly slapped on surcharges for services it did not perform, and was routinely late in completing deliveries, generating hundreds of formal customer complaints and a mass of bad online customer reviews aimed at Abt.

Man claims Virginia-based debt collector falsely threatened to contact IRS

Louie Torres Apr. 13, 2017, 2:20pm

A consumer is suing Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, a collection agency, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection for making a false statement regarding his debt.

Man alleges Portfolio Recovery Associates of trying to collect debt during bankruptcy

Louie Torres Apr. 13, 2017, 2:17pm

A man is suing Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, a debt collector, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Flood of RICO countersuits could follow Edelson class action vs 'serial objectors,' Bandas firm warns

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 12, 2017, 7:35pm

The courts could risk a flood of new litigation, which could chill efforts to object to future class action settlements, if a judge allows prominent Chicago class action trial law firm Edelson P.C. to continue with a class action lawsuit accusing rival Bandas Law Firm and others, of racketeering for acting as “professional objectors,” bent on extorting payoffs, according to a motion filed by Bandas.

Cook County judge indicted over mortgage fraud scheme

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 12, 2017, 6:00pm

Cook County Judge Jessica Arong O'Brien has been indicted for her alleged role in a mortgage fraud scheme, which took place a few years before she was elected to the Cook County bench.

Plaintiffs' business associates stole documents to use against them, suit says

Louie Torres Apr. 12, 2017, 5:20pm

A company is suing R & R Boardwalk LLC, R & R Park Place LLC, Richard Pietranek and Hector Sam Cruz, claiming they broke into a locked storage facility and committed a theft.

Restaurant worker says Pita Inn, of Wheeling, failed to pay adequate wages

Louie Torres Apr. 12, 2017, 5:18pm

An employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against Pita Inn and Falah Tabahi, the restaurant owner, citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of applicable minimum wage law.

Woman files class action against Comenity Bank alleging it made unauthorized automated calls

Louie Torres Apr. 12, 2017, 5:16pm

A woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against Comenity Bank, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes for calling her about an alleged debt using an automatic dialer.