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Homeadvisor Inc., others accused of using man's image in broadcast without permission

Louie Torres Oct. 11, 2017, 3:30am

A man is suing Homeadvisor Inc., Angi Homeservices Inc., Hawthorne Direct LLC, and Does I through Doe V, for alleged deceptive trade practices and unfair competition.

Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant accused of racial discrimination

Louie Torres Sep. 12, 2017, 11:05pm

An African-American man is suing Chipotle Mexican Grill for alleged racial discrimination.

Class action allowed to continue vs Electrolux over claims dishwashers catch fire

Scott Holland Aug. 31, 2017, 1:10pm

Electrolux, the company behind the Frigidaire line of home appliances, was unable to get a judge to wash away parts of a class action lawsuit, accusing the company of selling dishwashers customers allege can spontaneously combust.

Seventh Circuit slices $4.8M atty fee award in half in defective washing machines class action vs Sears

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 15, 2017, 4:35pm

A federal appeals panel has sliced almost in half nearly $5 million in attorney fees awarded by a federal judge to a group of lawyers who led a decade-long legal action against Sears and Whirlpool over allegedly defective washing machines the retailer sold.

Popsockets LLC accuses online marketplace of selling counterfeit goods

Louie Torres Aug. 8, 2017, 1:00am

A Colorado company is suing several alleged online counterfeiters, identified on a schedule listed in their complaint, for alleged copyright infringement and unfair competition.

LivaNova PLC accused of negligence, product liability for infection allegedly linked to Sorin 3T

Louie Torres Aug. 4, 2017, 2:00am

A deceased man's family is suing LivaNova PLC, Sorin Group Deutschland GMBH and Sorin Group USA Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries, negligence, product liability and violation of federal law.

Colorado marijuana dispensary accuses ChargePass, others of breach of contract, fraud

Louie Torres Aug. 1, 2017, 2:45am

A Colorado marijuana dispensary is suing ChargePass, Vouchera LLC, Potential LLC and THC Merchant Services LLC for alleged breach of contract and fraud for refusing to release $134,000 in owed credit card payments.

District court judge grants win to Comcast, other pay TV service providers in channel menu patent case

Chandra Lye Jun. 30, 2017, 5:33pm

A Chicago federal judge has granted pay TV services, including Comcast, a reprieve from a patent infringement lawsuit over the companies' use of on-screen channel scrolling guides and menus.

Colorado Fair Housing Act ruling mirrors decision by Seventh Circuit in breakthrough sex discrimination case

Kacie Whaley Jun. 5, 2017, 12:29pm

An April decision by a Colorado U.S. district court judge extended the Fair Housing Act (FHA) to include prohibiting discrimination against gays, lesbians and transgender people, mirroring a landmark ruling in Chicago's Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals regarding discrimination.

Class action fails to rise vs Whirlpool over overheating self-cleaning ovens

Scott Holland May 12, 2017, 9:23am

A federal judge has denied class certification to Whirlpool customers who said the company sold them defective, overheating ovens, saying their expert witness couldn’t help them establish that all of their oven problems arose from the same source.

Judge awards $4.8 million to attorneys who settled defective washing machine lawsuit vs Sears

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 16, 2016, 5:19pm

A federal judge has signed off on a plan to award more than $4.8 million to attorneys who led a decade-long legal action against Sears and Whirlpool over allegedly defective washing machines the retailer sold.

Judge OKs deal ending washing machine class action vs Sears; mum on lawyers' request to get $6 million

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 18, 2016, 4:37pm

More than 10,000 people who paid to fix problems with certain kinds of Kenmore and Whirlpool washing machines sold by Sears could be in line for some money in coming months, as a Chicago federal judge approved a settlement agreement to end nearly a decade of litigation over the reliability of those home appliances.