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Rubicon Global LLC allegedly made false statements about competitor

A business is suing Rubicon Global LLC for alleged tortious interference and unfair competition.

Lawsuit says Walgreens must pay for selling J&J talc products allegedly linked to ovarian cancer

As Johnson & Johnson continues to grapple with hundreds of lawsuits in courts across the country alleging links between its products containing talcum powder to ovarian cancer, Walgreens now also faces legal action for selling such products, in an action recently introduced in Cook County court.

Courthouse News Service lawsuit: Cook County Circuit Clerk withholding lawsuits from public view

A news service which reports on litigation and trends in civil courts across the country has sued the Cook County Circuit Clerk’s office, saying the clerk’s policy of withholding many civil lawsuits from public view for days at a time pending administrative processing violates the U.S. Constitution and goes against years of standard practices regarding freedom of access to public information.

Lawyer sues Schaumburg cops, says must include names, addresses on crash reports used to solicit clients

About a month after settling a potential class action lawsuit accusing him of breaking a federal law when he used the village’s police vehicle crash reports to solicit potential clients for personal injury lawsuits, a lawyer now has sued the village of Schaumburg, saying police departments can’t withhold from him the contact information of those involved in vehicle crashes.

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 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.

New Cook County paid sick leave laws could mean legal trouble for employers if ignored

The new paid sick leave ordinances that have taken effect in Chicago and Cook County are not only likely to interfere with many employers' worker requirements, but could spell big trouble for employers who ignore them.

A non-starter in federal court, case vs Roti over credit card digits on receipts still headed to Cook court

A federal judge has again sent back to Cook County Circuit Court a class action dispute about how many credit card digits appear on restaurant receipts, saying, while federal courts have been clear the case is a non-starter, Illinois state courts have yet to answer.

Colorado Fair Housing Act ruling mirrors decision by Seventh Circuit in breakthrough sex discrimination case

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.

Businessman's accusations vs ex-Speaker Hastert over use of funds 'strain credulity,' judge says

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed a court action by a suburban businessman, who alleged former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert misused public money for his private business interests, saying the businessman’s story could not be believed.

Illinois now ringed by right-to-work states after Missouri joins trend

This month, Illinois found itself surrounded by right-to-work (RTW) states when Missouri's new Republican governor completed the encirclement by signing into law legislation that riled the state’s unions.

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

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.

ESPN: Stephen A. Smith's rant on Jackie Robinson West protected from lawsuit by 1st Amendment, IL law

Cable TV sports network ESPN and the network’s prominent on-air pundit Stephen A. Smith have responded to a lawsuit brought by the parents of players of controversy-plagued Chicago Little League baseball team, Jackie Robinson West, asking a Cook County judge to dismiss the litigation because the parents’ lawsuit does little more than attempt to punish ESPN and Smith for reporting news and expressing opinion on prominent events, simply because the parents found the news and Smith’s opinion “upset

American Family didn't defraud by refusing to pay full amount for collision repairs, judge says

While American Family Insurance may have intentionally chosen to pay less than the full cost of repairing vehicles damaged in collisions with its insured drivers – even when the driver insured by American Family was entirely to blame for a crash – that does not mean the insurer has committed fraud, or that motorists stuck with the remainder of the repair bill should be allowed to sue the insurer under Illinois law, a Chicago federal judge has ruled.

Class actions alleging DirecTV didn't pay its service techs overtime can proceed, judge says

DirecTV and its installation contractors will need to continue to defend itself against a pair of lawsuits brought in Chicago federal court by service technicians who claimed the satellite television provider owes them unpaid overtime.

Judge OKs deal ending washing machine class action vs Sears; mum on lawyers' request to get $6 million

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.

CBC National Bank hit with FLSA class action over OT pay for home-based mortgage processors

A Tennessee woman has brought a class action in Chicago federal court against a Florida-based bank that employed her, alleging the bank shorted her and all other home-based mortgage loan processors like her, the overtime pay she believes they are due under the law.

Dollar General customer seeks to ignite class action over alleged failings of store brand motor oil

Dollar General’s marketing of its store-brand motor oil has one customer targeting the discount retailer with a class action complaint worth at least $5 million, alleging the oil is at best of little use and, at worst, can actually damage the engines of most cars in which it is poured.

Grossinger Autos says Enterprise owes more than $1 million for defamation to customers over loaner cars

The owners of the Grossinger group of Chicago area car dealerships has asked a Cook County judge to order one of the the nation’s leading rental car operations to pay a toll of more than $1 million for allegedly defaming the auto dealer group in telling customers not to go to Grossinger if they needed a loaner car while their cars were being serviced.