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CVS, Osco ask courts to sanction doctor for suing over faxed prescription refill request forms

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 6, 2018

CVS and Osco have asked a federal judge to punish a Deer Park doctor, accusing the doctor of wrongly suing the pharmacies for merely faxing forms to the doctor’s office asking him to verify patient requests for prescription refills.

EEOC doesn't owe CVS' legal bills for failed suit; Not frivolous, even though agency didn't follow rules

By Dan Churney | Jun 18, 2018

A Chicago federal appeals court ruled that although the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should not have filed a labor law suit against the CVS Pharmacy chain without first trying conciliation, the EEOC should not have to pay the company’s legal costs, because the suit was not frivolous.

Trump's NLRB may undo rule giving grad students right to unionize; unions taking different approach

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2018

The Trump administration may push back—if it can—an Obama-era National Labor Relations Board decision that gave U.S. college and university graduate student workers the right to organize, which has been embraced by major unions.

Feds snag $100K deal from defunct Northbrook firm accused of leaving HIPAA records in dumpster

By Michael McGrady | Feb 28, 2018

A recent $100,000 settlement with a defunct Northbrook-based record and file storage and disposal firm should put companies dealing in legally protected personal information on notice that the federal government will not allow a business closure to deter it from enforcing HIPAA privacy rules.

Qui tam plaintiff accuses ex-lawyers Touhy Touhy & Buehler of mishandling Medicare fraud case vs CVS

By Scott Holland | Jun 29, 2017

A Lake County man has accused his former attorneys of mishandling Medicare fraud lawsuits he filed against CVS.

Class action: Walgreens, CVS, Osco overcharging diabetics on Medicare for insulin pumps, supplies

By Scott Holland | Mar 7, 2017

A Geneva resident who says pharmacies are overcharging people with diabetes for medication is pursuing a class action complaint against some of the country’s largest retail drug stores in Chicago federal court, seeking at least $5 million. 

Judge tosses class action vs CVS over 'Made in USA' vitamin C drops, for now

By D.M. Herra | Feb 15, 2017

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against CVS Pharmacy in which a Cook County man claimed the company’s vitamin C drops were falsely labeled “Made in the U.S.A," but left open the door for him to potentially take another try at continuing a class action against the drugstore chain.

Privacy lawsuit tossed vs makers of 'NBA2K16' video game; case unlikely to have large impact

By David Hutton | Feb 13, 2017

A New York federal judge has tossed out a potential digital biometrics privacy class action lawsuit against the makers of NBA video games, saying the video basketball game players likely should have known their facial likenesses would be stored by a system that took 15 minutes to complete a scan of a player's face and store the image for use as an avatar in the game.But the true impact of the case on other lawsuits brought under an Illinois biometrics privacy law is likely to be small, said an attorney whose practice focuses on digital privacy laws.

CVS can be sued in Illinois for automated calls to remind about flu shots, federal judge says

By Scott Holland | Feb 10, 2017

A class action suit against CVS Pharmacy and its MinuteClinic will proceed after a federal judge in Chicago denied a motion to dismiss the complaint, saying the drug store chain can’t shake the lawsuit accusing them of breaking federal anti-robocalling laws when the clinic placed calls to people’s mobile phones to remind them about getting flu shots. 

Facebook: IL Biometrics Privacy law unconstitutional; outcome of case still being closely watched

By Kristin Regula | Dec 22, 2016

Tag friends in a photo online, and Facebook and other social media companies could get sued. But Facebook has now asked a California judge to declare unconstitutional an Illinois biometrics privacy law under which such lawsuits have been brought against Facebook and other social media and digital photo-sharing sites.

Class action says CVS has improperly called former Target pharmacy customers' cell phones

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 2, 2016

A Chicago man has hit CVS with a class action lawsuit, saying the drug store giant, which recently purchased all of Target’s retail pharmacies, should be made to pay out for allegedly calling former Target pharmacy customers, without their consent, using automated messages to remind the customers to take prescription medications or pick up prescription refills at CVS.

NLRB OKs grad student worker unionization, opens up new litigation risks for colleges

By Dawn Geske | Aug 24, 2016

In a landmark decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that graduate students employed at private universities have the right to unionize. And while benefits won in potential collective bargaining may increase costs and tuition, it may also open colleges and universities to greater risks of being sued.

Shutterfly settles Illinois privacy class action over facial recognition tech

By Rebecca Campbell | May 9, 2016

Shutterfly has settled a class action suit alleging the online photo sharing site violated Illinois privacy laws by creating a system permitting photos to be stored and searched using facial recognition technology. The amount of the settlement has not been disclosed.

CVS overcharging customers with insurance for prescription drugs, federal lawsuit says

By Scott Holland | Sep 18, 2015

Already facing a class action over the price of generic drugs in San Francisco federal court, retail pharmacy giant CVS has again become the target of a similar complaint in federal court in Chicago. Robert Podgorny and Kevin P. Cauley are accusing the Rhode Island-based pharmacy chain of consumer fraud. They seek certification as a class, a jury trial, damages and injunctive relief. The complaint, filed Sept. 17, pinpoints the issue to November 2008, when CVS created its Health Savings Pass.

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