A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a "whistleblower" who claimed she was fired for telling the federal government that her former employer, Mead Johnson, was not disclosing defects in infant formula. The suit marked the first time an employer had been sued under the 2011 federal Food Safety Modernization Act.
Mattress company Serta Simmons Bedding LLC has asked a judge to put to sleep an ad campaign from furniture retailer, Bob’s Discount Furniture, in which Simmons alleges Bob's used a comparison of one of its mattresses to one of Simmons’ patented mattresses to mislead consumers to believe Bob’s offers the same mattress for a much lower price.
A Chicago federal judge has dismissed racketeering charges against a handful of defendants accused in a wide-ranging $25-million lawsuit of swindling commercial real estate investors by inflating the appraisals of hotel and motel properties, offering loans to investors based on the exaggerated appraisal, and, when the hotel or motel failed, seizing the property to sell at “extortionate prices.”
A medical waste disposal container company is taking a second shot at asking a Chicago federal judge to stem the spread of a medical study on hospital bacterial infection rates, which the company has alleged is specious, yet is being used by a competitor to infect the reputation of the company’s products.
SCOTUS to take up Illinois case challenging power of unions to collect fees from non-union state workers
The U.S. Supreme Court will again wade into the question of whether public sector worker unions can force government employees who don’t wish to join their union to still pay fees, ostensibly for collective bargaining representation, after the court on Sept. 28 agreed to hear arguments in the case of Janus v AFSCME.
For now, a Chicago federal judge has permitted a onetime student's suit to proceed against the University of Chicago, saying, while the student must furnish a more full explanation, he has squeaked out a plausible case a school official encouraged retaliation against him for complaining about sexual assault allegations.
Neighborhood drug stores demand $1.5B, accuse Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics, Blue Cross of conspiracy
As his earlier similar lawsuit faces the threat of dismissal, a Palos Heights lawyer has lodged another antitrust action demanding Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics and the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield shell out $1.5 billion for allegedly conspiring to drive small “mom-and-pop” neighborhood drug stores out of business by cutting off their access to reimbursement under Medicaid, Medicare and Blue Cross.