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Wendy's served with class action over drive thru accessibility for the blind; McDonald's battling similar cases

By Scott Holland | Jun 18, 2019

As McDonald’s battles similar legal actions, Wendy’s has become the latest fast-food chain served with a class action lawsuit over late-night drive-through accessibility for people with impaired vision.

Judge: Lawsuit OK to claim City Hall illegally took property rights when rezoned Pittsfield tower, scrapped permit

By Jonathan Bilyk | Mar 15, 2019

A Chicago federal judge has given the green light to a lawsuit against the city of Chicago brought by a group that had sought to redevelop a skyscraper in Chicago’s Loop, saying the city must pay for allowing an alderman to change the zoning on the building after the city had issued the building permit, demolishing their plans and the building’s profitability in the process.

Copyright lawsuit vs home builder deconstructed; Judge: More 'sufficient facts' required to buttress case

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 15, 2018

Saying an architectural firm needs to do more to demonstrate its claims a homebuilder improperly copied some of the architect's home designs, a federal judge has taken down, for now, the copyright infringement lawsuit.

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