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Judge: UBS can't use arbitration clause to sidestep class action by fired employees over bonus payments

A federal judge has denied an attempt by UBS to sidestep a class action suit accusing the company of terminating employees to avoid paying their bonuses.

Woman shot in Paris attacks sues Twitter, Facebook, Google over ISIS social media use

An Illinois resident who was shot during terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015 is suing Twitter, Facebook and Google, which owns YouTube, saying the companies’ policies allow organizing of and recruiting for such attacks in a manner that violates federal antiterrorism laws.

Judge cites SCOTUS' Bristol-Myers decision to gut class action over Body Fortress dietary supplement

A Chicago federal judge has relied on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Bristol Myers Squibb decision to gut a suit against the makers of a dietary supplement, who allegedly made bogus claims about its effectiveness, saying non-Illinois claimants can't participate in a suit in Illinois.

Pressure from Trump, litigation losses aren't stopping EEOC case against Dollar General

Despite efforts by the Trump administration to pull the reins on many of the recent priorities at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and amid a string of litigation losses, the federal anti-discrimination agency is holding course in pressing its years-long case against Dollar General. But what exactly that signals remains to be seen, according to employment attorney Rod Fliegel, who co-chairs the privacy and background checks practice at the firm of Littler Mendelson.

Ex-drivers for Vehi-Ship file putative class action suit claiming FLSA violations

Two former employees of a Texas-based vehicle transportation company recently filed a putative class-action suit against the company claiming they and other employees were not paid for all hours worked and all overtime hours.

Judge balks at big poultry producers' attempt to crack chicken price fixing antitrust class action

A federal judge will allow one of the country’s leading food service distributors and a group of others balking at the high price of chicken to continue to peck away at a federal antitrust action accusing the country’s largest poultry producers of fixing prices for their birds.

GM needs to pay for Corvette Z06 models that overheat on the race track, class action says

A group of Corvette Z06 owners who like their hot wheels say General Motors is the reason they – and their big ticket rides - can’t stay cool while driving.

Trinity Health Corporation, others accused of negligence leading to hip amputation

A couple is suing Trinity Health Corporation, Loyola University Medical Center, Loyola University Health System, doctors Gerard Abbood, Adrian Dobrowolsky, Michael Anstadt, Zachary Bastian, Cynthia Weber, Richard Gonzalez, and Jacqueline Brosius and two nurses for alleged negligence.

Class action: Meijer's employee fingerprint scans violate IL biometric privacy law

Meijer, one of the largest retailers in the Chicago area and the Midwest, has become the latest target of a growing wave of class action lawsuits accusing employers of violating an Illinois state law regulating the collection of fingerprints and other “biometric” identifiers.

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.

Ford settles discrimination claims at two Chicago facilities with $10.1M settlement with EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced a $10.1 million settlement with Ford, ending an investigation of sex and racial harassment claims at two Chicago Ford Motor Co. plants.

Judge: Class action can continue, in part, vs Nature's Bounty over St. John's Wort supplements

A class action suit accusing the maker of herbal supplements of not including enough herbs in their supplements will be allowed to continue, in part, after a federal judge agreed only to dismiss certain elements of the lawsuit against Nature’s Bounty.

Ford Motor Company, others accused of including asbestos in their products

A family is suing several companies over a relative's exposure to asbestos.

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

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.

IL Sup Ct puts hold on Cook judge accused of abusing authority in pursuing sanctions in asbestos case

The Illinois Supreme Court, acting in response to a request from lawyers who claim they and others have been targeted by a “rogue” Cook County judge, has stepped in to slap a hold on potential sanctions proceedings against lawyers and litigants on both sides of an asbestos personal injury case, blocking the judge, for now, from continuing his bench investigation of what he said resembled an improper “grand bargain” between plaintiffs’ lawyers and those for defendant gasket maker John Crane Inc.

Employee accuses Dart Container Corp of discrimination

An employee is suing Dart Container Corp., an employer, citing alleged discrimination and retaliation.

Judge trims class action vs Dollar General over aloe vera gel alleged not to contain aloe vera

A federal judge has burned off two of three counts in a class action complaint facing Dollar General over claims the retailer’s aloe vera cooling gel didn’t actually contain aloe vera.

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

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.

Cook County judge indicted over mortgage fraud scheme

Cook County Judge Jessica Arong O'Brien has been indicted for her alleged role in a mortgage fraud scheme, which took place a few years before she was elected to the Cook County bench.

Judge curbs Illinois class action vs Ford over exhaust odors in cars

An Illinois man will not be allowed to pursue his attempt at a class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company over exhaust odors that had accumulated in passenger cabins of some of their vehicles – in part because a similar class action is nearing settlement in Florida.