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HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP: Michael Hultquist Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago Office

By Press release submission | Feb 18, 2019

Based in the firm’s Chicago office, Hultquist focuses his practice in the area of complex commercial litigation and product liability.

Bandas banishment prompts try to box out other objectors from plagued Pella Windows class action deal

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 13, 2019

Seizing on a federal judge’s order barring “serial” class action settlement objector Christopher Bandas from further objecting to class action settlements, a group of lawyers seeking to cash in on a sizable settlement in a controversy-plagued class action against Pella Windows have asked a federal judge to box out other objectors from collecting off their deal, because Bandas had been among those objectors.

LEWIS BRISBOIS: Wtr Recognizes Three Lewis Brisbois Partners as World Leading Trademark Professionals

By Press release submission | Feb 12, 2019

The World Trademark Review (WTR) has recognized three of Lewis Brisbois’ Intellectual Property & Technology partners in the 2019 edition of its research directory World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

Appeals panel: Zillow's 'Zestimate' online home value estimations just opinion, not illegal appraisals

By Scott Holland | Feb 11, 2019

A federal appeals panel has upheld a federal judge’s decision to end a lawsuit accusing Zillow of breaking state consumer fraud laws when it uses its “Zestimates” to assign values to homes across the country.

Two IL labor unions partner to sue opioid makers, distributors, promoters; Edelson firm to represent

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 7, 2019

Two unions have added their names to the long and growing list of organizations suing the makers and distributors of opioid painkillers.

Chicago Athletic Clubs allegedly violated law by sending unsolicited promo text messages

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 7, 2019

Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Chicago Athletic Clubs LLC, citing alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Calif. federal judge OKs Cook County request to return suit vs Facebook over Trump election to Cook courts

By Dan Churney | Feb 4, 2019

A California federal judge has ruled a lawsuit by Cook County against Facebook, which alleges the social media giant let user data be mined to aid President Donald Trump’s election campaign, should be returned from federal jurisdiction to Cook County Circuit Court, saying the suit was filed on behalf of Illinois and belongs in state court.

Judge OKs final deal to end class action vs Sears over flammable mowers; Lawyers get $2.75 million

By Scott Holland | Feb 1, 2019

A federal judge has approved settlement terms in a class action lawsuit looking to hold Sears liable for accusations some of its Craftsman riding lawnmowers caught fire as a result of faulty fuel systems. According to the settlement, Sears could pay out about $1 million to cover customer repairs, while paying the attorneys who prosecuted the case $2.75 million.

TRESSLER LLP: 8 Tressler Attorneys Recognized as Illinois Super Lawyers

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

We are proud to announce the selection of eight Tressler attorneys as 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers.

IL appeals court: No need to show FedEx harmed anyone to press class action over card digits on receipt

By D.M. Herra | Jan 28, 2019

A state appellate panel says a woman doesn’t need to show she or anyone else was actually harmed when too many of her credit card numbers were printed on a receipt, and will allow her class action lawsuit against FedEx to resume.

Florida woman alleges knee implant was defective, seeks damages from Rush U. Med Center, Zimmer, others

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 25, 2019

A Winter Park, Fla., couple are suing Rush University Medical Center, Zimmer Biomet and others over an allegedly defective knee implant surgery.

IL Supreme Court: No actual harm needed to sue businesses for scanning fingerprints, other biometric IDs

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 25, 2019

The Illinois Supreme Court says an Illinois privacy law doesn’t require plaintiffs to prove they were actually harmed before suing businesses and others who scan and store their fingerprints or other so-called biometric identifiers. And the decision will give a green light to dozens of class action lawsuits already pending against businesses of all sizes in the state’s courts, with even more likely to follow.

Medical transportation company not liable for murder of patient by one of its drivers outside work hours

By Dan Churney | Jan 24, 2019

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought against a hospital transport service by the family of a Berwyn woman who was allegedly murdered by one of its drivers, with the judge finding the driver was not on the job at the time of the killing.

Class action OK'd vs volleyball program run by coach Rick Butler, accused of sex abuse of teen girls

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 22, 2019

A Chicago federal judge has given the green light to a potential multimillion-dollar class action against an Aurora volleyball coach and his club volleyball program, which alleges the club failed to protect its athletes from the coach, who has been accused of raping and sexually abusing underaged players.

Judge OKs Bandas' request barring Illinois law practice, orders end to Edelson's suit over class action objections

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 18, 2019

Two days after a Texas lawyer offered “unconditional surrender” in a long-running court fight over accusations he and his associates acted as “professional” class action objectors to secure six-figure payoffs, a federal judge has accepted the lawyer’s offer, ordering the case closed.

TRESSLER LLP: Gabriel Alvarado Joins Tressler's HOA Practice Group

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Jan 17, 2019

We are proud to welcome Gabriel Alvarado as a new associate in Tressler’s HOA/Condominium & Common Interest Community Association Law practice.

Bandas offers 'unconditional surrender' in fight with Edelson over 'professional' class action objections

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 15, 2019

In the wake of a judge’s order allowing a prominent Chicago class action law firm to dig deeper into the practices Texas-based Bandas Law Firm P.C., which stands accused of acting as “professional” class action settlement objectors, Bandas has offered what it calls “unconditional surrender” in the years-long multi-jurisdictional court fight.

Challenge to Chicago Airbnb rules gets new life - if plaintiffs can prove they're allowed to sue

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 14, 2019

A group of people challenging the city of Chicago’s Airbnb ordinance may get another chance to press their legal action asserting he two-year-old city rules largely barring them from renting their homes, condos and apartments to visitors through the online sharing site are unconstitutional.

Power generators ask SCOTUS to overturn Illinois 'Zero Emissions Credit' subsidies for Exelon nuke power plants

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 10, 2019

A group of electrical power generators have asked the U.S. Supreme Court step in and unplug “zero emissions credit” subsidy programs in Illinois and elsewhere, arguing the state programs intrude on federal regulatory turf and unconstitutionally rig wholesale electricity generation and supply markets to prop up nuclear power plants that should otherwise be retired.

Edelson wins order to dig deeper into Bandas firm, to broaden lawsuit over 'professional' class action objectors

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 4, 2019

Edelson P.C., one of Chicago’s most prominent class action law firms has won the chance to dig deeper into the practices of a group of lawyers it has accused of extorting payments from the Bandas Law Firm and other lawyers by acting as “professional” class action settlement objectors, as the firm seeks to unearth further evidence it believes will lead to an injunction to effectively shut down its rival.

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