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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.

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.

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.

Lawsuit: Northern Trust should pay class action settlement for falsely certifying client's ability to pay

By Scott Holland | Nov 18, 2016

Two law firms seeking money owed by a real estate  management company following a class action complaint are chasing the $845,000 settlement in Cook County Circuit Court, demanding Northern Trust Company be held liable for the sum for allegedly providing a letter purportedly verifying the real estate management group had the required cash on hand, when it actually did not.

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

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 16, 2016

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

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 18, 2016

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.

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