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Drug maker AbbVie wants to slip from $140M verdict, says jury ignored evidence

Dan Churney Nov. 6, 2017, 12:22pm

North Chicago-based drug company AbbVie is urging a federal judge to trash a verdict ordering it to cough up $140 million, because its testosterone therapy drug AndroGel contributed to a man's heart attack, contending it has no liability because AndroGel was approved by the FDA.

Bank of America, others prevail in class-action suit over consumer privacy

Elizabeth Alt Oct. 12, 2017, 6:45pm

A federal judge in Illinois has ruled that Bank of America and other banks were not in violation of consumer privacy acts and dismissed a class-action suit accusing the bank of improperly distributing the confidential information of homeowners who had borrowed mortgage loans.

Jury: Abbvie falsely marketed Androgel, owes man who suffered heart attack $140M

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 5, 2017, 11:46pm

Drugmaker Abbvie has suffered another big loss in court, as a Chicago federal jury has ordered the North Chicago-based pharmaceutical company to pay out $140 million to another man who claimed he had suffered a heart attack as a result of taking Abbvie’s testosterone therapy drug, Androgel.

$17.5M deal announced to end cell phone call class action vs Ocwen Loan Servicing; lawyers to ask $5M

Scott Holland Sep. 21, 2017, 11:32pm

A Chicago federal judge has been asked to sign off on a settlement worth $17.5 million - and worth perhaps as much as $5.7 million for lawyers - to end a class action lawsuit over alleged improper cell phone calls.

Shutterfly can't delete class action lawsuit under IL privacy law over face tagging software

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 19, 2017, 4:38pm

A Chicago federal judge will allow a class action lawsuit to proceed against Shutterfly over its face tagging software, rejecting the online photo sharing company’s request to delete the action accusing it of violating an Illinois biometric privacy law.

Federal judge denies alarm companies attempt to block Schaumburg's alarm monitoring rules

David Hutton Sep. 13, 2017, 8:05pm

A federal judge has, for now, denied a request from business alarm company Alarm Detection Systems Inc. (ADS) and several other security firms for a temporary injunction in a case acusing the village of Schaumburg, Tyco Integrated Security LLC and Northwest Central Dispatch System of essentially conspiring to create an alarm monitoring monopoly in the northwest suburban village.

Modernizing Medicine Inc. accused of patent infringement by frequent IP litigant

Louie Torres Sep. 8, 2017, 3:00am

A company which has sued a number of other companies for allegedly violating patents is now also suing Modernizing Medicine Inc.

Illinois appeals court dismisses doctor's claims lawyers' missteps cost him medical license

Glenn Minnis Sep. 2, 2017, 5:00am

An Illinois appeals court has dismissed a legal malpractice suit, saying a doctor waited too long to accuse two law firms of costing him his medical license and of waiting too long to seek compensatory damages on his behalf.

Federal judge grates Parmesan cheese class actions, pans deceptive marketing claims

Scott Holland Aug. 25, 2017, 2:35pm

A federal judge in Chicago has shredded, for now, a block of class action lawsuits that piled up last year against Kraft, Walmart, Target, the parent company of Jewel Food Stores and others over the contents of their grated Parmesan cheese, saying he did not believe the plaintiffs could prevail in asserting the containers of “100 percent” cheese were deceptively marketed.

$22M deal proposed to end injured lawyer's litigation vs bankrupt Yellow Cab over '05 taxi crash

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 3, 2017, 1:40pm

A Chicago federal bankruptcy judge has been asked to sign off on a $22 million settlement, intended to lay to rest claims against a now bankrupt taxi company, brought by a Chicago lawyer who was left with brain damage and other injuries after the taxi in which he was riding crashed into a concrete median in 2005.

Jury: AbbVie should pay $150M for Androgel marketing; AbbVie: Verdict won't stand

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 24, 2017, 6:47pm

A federal jury has ordered drugmaker AbbVie to pay $150 million in damages for allegedly falsely marketing the benefits of its Androgel testosterone therapy drug, even though the jury did not hold the company liable for a heart attack suffered by a man taking the drug.

Chicago judge calls electronic firm's suit against ex-attorneys 'bizarre,' dismissal motion pending

Dan Churney Jul. 14, 2017, 6:00am

A Chicago federal judge has voiced reservations about a suburban electronic company's court action, which alleges its former attorneys short-circuited its defense against a $9 million trademark infringement suit, saying the company and its counsel have a "good deal of explaining to do to support the maintenance of this action."

Plug pulled on data breach class action vs Vtech; plaintiffs never showed how harmed, judge says

Dan Churney Jul. 11, 2017, 6:06pm

A Chicago federal judge has pulled the plug on a class action suit against electronic toymaker VTech, which alleged VTech did not protect parents' and childrens' personal data from a hacker, saying plaintiffs failed to show how the security breach harmed them.

Frequent lawsuit filer accuses Sunbeam Products of patent infringement

Louie Torres Jul. 7, 2017, 10:00pm

A frequent patent infringement plaintiff is suing Sunbeam Products Inc,, citing alleged patent infringement.

Lids store managers say parent companies owe them for unpaid overtime: Class action

Scott Holland May 26, 2017, 1:55pm

A group of Lids store managers have filed a federal class action complaint against the hat retailer’s parent companies, alleging they were not properly compensated for overtime work.

Hunter Warfield allegedly sent collection notices to plaintiff despite attorney's notification

Louie Torres May 17, 2017, 6:10pm

A woman is suing Hunter Warfield Inc., a debt collector, alleging the company made unwanted personal contacts in attempts to collect a debt.

Judge OKs at least $15M for plaintiff lawyers under Caribbean cruise telemarketing class action deal

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 7, 2017, 2:17pm

A Chicago federal judge has signed off on an award of more than $15 million – and potentially, as much as $18.9 million – in attorney fees for lawyers who secured a $76 million settlement from a cruise line and other associated companies accused of using nonprofit surveys to mask illegal telemarketing calls.

Class action: Walgreens charges insured, Medicare customers too much for prescription drugs

Scott Holland Mar. 29, 2017, 12:30am

A multi-state class action complaint filed March 23 in federal court in Chicago accuses Walgreens of fraud, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment in relation with the way it prices prescription drugs. 

Phoney Lawsuits: Attorneys accused of racketeering, manufacturing claims

John O'Brien Mar. 17, 2017, 1:04pm

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.

Judge: 2012 deal may tap brakes on suit vs GM over block of Motor Werks Cadillac dealership relocation

Scott Holland Mar. 17, 2017, 12:01am

A federal judge has refused a request by a Barrington-based dealer of luxury automobiles to give it the win in the dealership’s ongoing dispute with General Motors over the automaker’s attempt to block the relocation of its Cadillac dealership to Motor Werks’ new auto mall.