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Man says was injured by falling panel at S. Halsted Dunkin' Donuts restaurant

A man is suing Dunkin' Donuts of Illinois Inc. and affiliated corporate entities for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Southeastern US grocery chain joins court fight vs chicken producers over alleged price collusion

A major grocery chain is the latest company to allege leading poultry producers manipulated chicken prices. Bi-Lo Holdings LLC, which also operates Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., filed a complaint Jan. 12 in federal court in Chicago, alleging producers and related businesses “conspired and combined to fix, raise, maintain, and stabilize the price of” broiler chickens, which constitute roughly 98 percent of all chicken meat sold in the United States.

Judge tosses $150M verdict vs AbbVie, orders new trial on 'false marketing' of Androgel claims

Saying the jury’s findings were too conflicting and inconsistent to unravel in a post-trial motion, a Chicago federal judge has instead ordered a new trial, tossing out that jury’s verdict ordering drugmaker AbbVie to pay $150 million to a man who claimed AbbVie’s promotion of its testosterone therapy drug, Androgel, led his doctor to prescribe it to him, allegedly later resulting in a heart attack.

Judge cans fraud class action vs PetSmart, Hill's Pet Nutrition over prescription cat food prices

A Chicago federal judge has canned a class action consumer fraud lawsuit against PetSmart and Hill's Pet Nutrition, claiming the retailer and pet food maker unfairly marked up prescription cat food.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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