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Class action claims Bank of America charged improper inspection fee

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 17, 2018

A homeowner has filed a class action lawsuit against Bank of America, alleging she was assessed and forced to pay unauthorized inspection fees on a mortgaged property.

Judge trips legal secretary’s discrimination suit v. Winston Strawn, says case doesn’t have ‘leg to stand on’

By Dan Churney | Jul 16, 2018

A Chicago federal judge has tossed a lawsuit by a legal secretary at the Chicago firm of Winston & Strawn, who alleged harassment by fellow employees aggravated her epilepsy, finding part of the suit was barred by statute of limitations and the rest by a faulty “chain of logic.”

Federal judge: Ex-Yankees OF can press lawsuit in Cook County court vs White Sox over knee injury

By John Breslin | Jul 10, 2018

A former outfielder for the New York Yankees, whose career was threatened by a season-ending knee injury after one inning at Chicago's Guaranteed Rate Field, can continue his negligence action against the Chicago White Sox in Cook County court after a Chicago federal judge ruled federal court was not the correct venue to hear the case.

Judge orders new trial, tosses $140M verdict vs AbbVie over Androgel testosterone drug

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 5, 2018

A federal judge has knocked down a $140 million verdict against pharmaceutical maker AbbVie, ordering a new trial over a man’s claims AbbVie’s Androgel testosterone replacement therapy drug caused him to suffer a heart attack.

SCOTUS takes Merck's Fosamax appeal, could boost GSK's appeal of $3M verdict over lawyer's suicide

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 3, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to wade into the contentious question over whether a pharmaceutical company can be held liable for failing to warn consumers and doctors of a drug’s potential effects, potentially portending significant implications for a $3 million verdict a jury awarded to the widow of a Chicago lawyer who committed suicide in the Loop after taking the generic version of an antidepressant drug.

Appeals panel: IL law nixes Chicago Joe's Tea Room try to force open Broadview strip club

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 29, 2018

A group of investors – most of whom have remained concealed by what judges called an “obscure trail of contracts, trusts, and illusory commitments” – seeking to open a strip club in Broadview have suffered another setback as they try to force the suburban community to grant them the permit they need to open the establishment, in a ruling from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Judge: Jimmy John's can't be considered 'joint employer' of asst managers working at franchise shops

By Scott Holland | Jun 28, 2018

A federal judge in Chicago has ordered up a win for Jimmy John’s, saying the sandwich shop chain cannot be considered the joint employer of a group of assistant managers suing in search of overtime pay.

Estate rep says Bank of America allowed someone to withdraw $69K from man's account after his death

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 26, 2018

The administrator for the estate of Jose Valdez is suing Bank of America and a John Doe defendant, citing alleged negligence.

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: Schiff Hardin Recognized for Significant Pro Bono Contributions for Seventh Year in a Row

By Press release submission | Jun 25, 2018

Schiff Hardin is proud to announce that the firm has been named to the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Pro Bono Recognition Roster for the seventh consecutive year.

WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER: Colorado’s Snow Removal Service Liability Limitation Act Restricts Enforceability of Indemnity Provisions

By Press release submission | Jun 25, 2018

On May 30, 2018, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 18-062, referred to as the “Snow Removal Service Liability Limitation Act” (the Act), codified at C.R.S. § 13-21-129.

POMERANTZ LLP: Pomerantz LLP Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in In Re Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. Securities Litigation

By Press release submission | Jun 22, 2018

Pomerantz LLP issued the following announcement on June 8.On June 7, 2018, Pomerantz LLP was appointed Co-Lead Counsel in a class action lawsuit against Cemex, S.A.B.

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: The Legal 500 Recognizes Three Schiff Hardin Practices for the Third Time in a Row

By Press release submission | Jun 22, 2018

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three of its practice groups have been recognized for the third consecutive year by The Legal 500 United States 2018 guide, a nationwide analysis of law firms with input from more than 300,000 corporate counsel on which firms provide the most cutting-edge and innovative advice.

BAKER MCKENZIE LLP: Baker McKenzie Link Launches GDPR E-learning for Organization-wide Training

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Jun 22, 2018

The online legal information and training provider, Baker McKenzie Link, has launched a new e-learning program that focusses on the GDPR and global data privacy ahead of the GDPR enforcement deadline.

FOX ROTHSCHILD: Fox’s Carolyn Richmond Named Among the ‘Most Powerful Employment Attorneys’

By Press release submission | Jun 22, 2018

Fox Rothschild congratulates Carolyn D. Richmond, who was named among 2018’s “Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” by Human Resource Executive magazine.

Visa, Aldi squabble over demand for documents showing Aldi's decision to take credit cards didn't hurt

By Dan Churney | Jun 22, 2018

Mired in a long-running anti-trust class action brought by millions of merchants who seek billions of dollars in connection with credit card processing fees, Visa wants the Aldi food store chain, which several months ago adopted a policy accepting cards from customers, to turn over documents that will presumably show Aldi freely chose to honor Visa cards, despite allegations Visa tried to throttle competition.

PepsiCo wins trademark tussle over ads calling Gatorade 'sports fuel'

By Scott Holland | Jun 19, 2018

A federal judge put one in the win column for PepsiCo in a trademark violation lawsuit over its use of the term “sport fuel” in Gatorade advertisements.

Judge reduces attorneys' fees by $1.6M in Akorn shareholder litigation; lawyers still get $6M

By Dan Churney | Jun 12, 2018

A Chicago federal judge has reduced how much of the nut plaintiff lawyers get from a class action settlement they arranged between suburban-based Akorn Pharmaceuticals and disgruntled investors, which alleged Akorn officials hoodwinked investors, ruling the lawyers receive $1.6 million less than they wanted, because they were not as far out on a limb as they claimed.

Volkswagen defeats IL's $1B lawsuit over emissions cheating; judge says fed law doesn't permit state action

By Scott Holland | Jun 8, 2018

Saying federal law does not allow the lawsuit to continue, a Cook County judge has dismissed a legal action, potentially worth $1 billion, the Illinois Attorney General’s office had brought against Volkswagen over technology designed to cheat emissions testing systems.

From Legal Newsline

Art imitates life: 'Billions' describes six-figure, part-time jobs on asbestos trusts

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 7, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The third season of the wildly popular show "Billions" premiered in March with a mention of an oddly arcane subject: asbestos bankruptcy trusts. The dialogue coming out of the mouth of prosecutor Chuck Rhodes, played by Paul Giamatti, becomes a little less mysterious when you look at who wrote it, however.

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