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Third strike: Judge tosses racketeering suit vs Seyfarth Shaw, Northern Trust over tax shelters

By DM Herra | Sep 25, 2018

Prominent Chicago law firm Seyfarth Shaw, financial services company Northern Trust, and others have sidestepped a racketeering claim brought by a financial services provider who claimed he was misled into investing in an illegal tax shelter that eventually cost him more than $10 million in back taxes, fees, interest and penalties.

Wheaton College asks court to order U.S. to pay its $1.2M legal bills in Obamacare religious freedom case

By Cook County Record | Sep 14, 2018

After obtaining a victory against the federal government over the question of whether the so-called contraceptive mandate violates its religious freedom, Wheaton College is asking a federal judge to order the government to pay its $1.2 million legal bills in the case.

Judge: Class action can continue vs Wells Fargo, Fifth Third, Ironwood, others, over recorded calls

By Scott Holland | Apr 3, 2018

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a class action alleging telemarketers illegally recorded phone conversations among its banking clients’ business customers.

Judge: Ex-Aon Bolivia CEO can't sidestep $20M lawsuit over alleged double-dealing

By Scott Holland | Mar 7, 2018

A federal judge has refused to let the former CEO of a South American Aon subsidiary end a $20 million federal lawsuit he faces in Chicago, in which he is accused of funneling company funds.

Mom's T-Mobile contract terms can't force arbitration for son's class action vs Subway over text message ad

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 25, 2018

A federal appeals panel has reactivated a man’s class action lawsuit against sandwich seller Subway, saying the restaurant chain can’t invoke T-Mobile’s contract to force to arbitration the man’s claims Subway broke federal telecommunications law by sending text messages to T-Mobile users advertising “T-Mobile Tuesday” sandwich deals.

DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc., others allegedly failed to prevent man from falling

By Louie Torres | Jan 11, 2018

A man is suing DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc., DaVita Inc., Little Village Dialysis and 1st Response EMS Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Quality Pipe Services Inc., other accused of negligence after two people allegedly were run over by vehicle

By Louie Torres | Nov 20, 2017

A man and woman are suing Jason T. Kolesar, Quality Pipe Services Inc. and Kenny Construction Company for alleged liability and negligence.

Aramark tagged with worker fingerprint class action under IL privacy law

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 10, 2017

Aramark, one of the country’s largest employers, providing food service and other vendor services to Chicago’s Soldier Field and numerous schools, corporate headquarters, hospitals, prisons and other institutional facilities throughout Illinois, has become one of the latest targets among a growing number of lawsuits under an Illinois privacy law, accusing employers of not properly handling the process of scanning and managing their employees’ fingerprints to log employees’ work hours.

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

By Louie Torres | Oct 11, 2017

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

By Louie Torres | Sep 12, 2017

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

By Scott Holland | Aug 31, 2017

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

By Jonathan Bilyk | Aug 15, 2017

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

By Louie Torres | Aug 8, 2017

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

By Louie Torres | Aug 4, 2017

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

By Louie Torres | Aug 1, 2017

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

By Chandra Lye | Jun 30, 2017

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

By Kacie Whaley | Jun 5, 2017

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

By Scott Holland | May 12, 2017

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.

Phoney Lawsuits: Attorneys accused of racketeering, manufacturing claims

By John O'Brien | Mar 17, 2017

One company recently brought into the world of litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act doesn’t like what it sees. BrandRep is taking its anger out on Beverly Hills, CA, attorney Todd Friedman, one of the most prolific lawsuit-filers in the country.

$4.25M deal ends litigation vs Northern Trust over 'hundreds of millions' in losses for public pensions

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 12, 2017

A Chicago federal judge has signed off on a $4.25 million settlement to end years of litigation between financial investment firm Northern Trust Co. and a host of public worker retirement plans in Chicago and elsewhere in the U.S. over claims Northern Trust’s allegedly risky investment decisions had led to hundreds of millions of dollars in losses for the retirement programs when markets crashed at the onset of the Great Recession.

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