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Judge OKs final deal to end class action vs Sears over flammable mowers; Lawyers get $2.75 million

By Scott Holland | Feb 1, 2019

A federal judge has approved settlement terms in a class action lawsuit looking to hold Sears liable for accusations some of its Craftsman riding lawnmowers caught fire as a result of faulty fuel systems. According to the settlement, Sears could pay out about $1 million to cover customer repairs, while paying the attorneys who prosecuted the case $2.75 million.

TRESSLER LLP: 8 Tressler Attorneys Recognized as Illinois Super Lawyers

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

We are proud to announce the selection of eight Tressler attorneys as 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers.

TRESSLER LLP: Gabriel Alvarado Joins Tressler's HOA Practice Group

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Jan 17, 2019

We are proud to welcome Gabriel Alvarado as a new associate in Tressler’s HOA/Condominium & Common Interest Community Association Law practice.

Appeals panel: SkyWest flight attendants can resume part of lawsuit vs airline over shorted pay claims

By Scott Holland | Dec 18, 2018

A group of SkyWest flight attendants have been cleared to resume part of their longstanding complaint against the airline for allegedly paying them only for the time they spend on board their airplanes.

Appeals court junks $10.7 million verdict in water heater-scalding suit

By Dan Churney | Dec 14, 2018

An Illinois appeals panel has overturned a Cook County jury’s $10.7 million verdict against a water heater manufacturer, which found the company was liable for a baby’s scalding death, saying the trial judge improperly excluded evidence that would have aided the manufacturer’s defense.

TRESSLER LLP: Dibora Berhanu Joins Tressler’s Insurance Practice Group

By Press release submission | Dec 5, 2018

Tressler LLP is happy to welcome Dibora Berhanu as a new associate in Tressler’s Chicago office.

TRESSLER LLP: Christine Walczak Joins Tressler’s Local Government Practice Group

By Press release submission | Nov 29, 2018

Tressler LLP is proud to welcome Christine Walczak as a new associate in our Chicago office.

Appeals court: Woman failed to prove fall on icy stairs caused by Chicago apartment building's faulty gutters

By John Breslin | Nov 26, 2018

A woman who claimed her fall on the back steps of an apartment building was caused by an unnatural accumulation of ice has failed in her appeal to overturn a judge's decision in favor of the building owners.

TRESSLER LLP: Zachary Auslander Joins Tressler’s Chicago Office

By Press release submission | Nov 15, 2018

We are pleased to announce that our former law clerk, Zachary Auslander, was recently admitted to the Illinois State Bar and is now an associate attorney in our Chicago office.

TRESSLER LLP: Andrea Davidson Honored as Emerging Lawyer

By Press release submission | Oct 28, 2018

Tressler is proud to announce that Andrea J. Davidson has been selected as an Emerging Lawyer in the areas of Personal Injury Defense Law and Toxic Torts Defense Law.

EEOC increases filings for workplace harassment lawsuits, driven partially by #MeToo movement

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 19, 2018

The number of workplace harassment lawsuits filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has spiked during the past four years, a Chicago lawyer says.

CVS Pharmacy alleged to have improperly filled Chicago woman's prescriptions

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 3, 2018

A Chicago resident alleges she was injured because a pharmacy improperly filled her prescriptions.

Attorney: New Jersey law giving strikers access to unemployment pay not likely to spread to Illinois

By Carrie Salls | Sep 27, 2018

New Jersey has enacted a new law allowing striking workers to collect unemployment benefits during a labor dispute. But an attorney monitoring such developments has heard no rumblings similar legislation is imminent in other states dominated by Democrats, such as Illinois.

TRESSLER LLP: Shaun Baldwin and Todd Schenk Recognized in 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

Tressler LLP is proud to announce that Shaun Baldwin and Todd Schenk of our Chicago office were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Insurance Law.

Sears reaches deal to end class action over flammable Craftsman mowers; Lawyers could get $3.2M

By Scott Holland | Aug 7, 2018

A federal judge has signed off on a preliminary deal to settle a class action lawsuit against Sears, which had leveled accusations that some of its Craftsman riding lawnmowers caught fire as a result of faulty fuel systems.

Deceptive practices class action to proceed against All Web Leads, with up to 2 million class members

By John Breslin | Jul 9, 2018

A federal judge has given the nod to allow a group of plaintiffs to move forward with a class action lawsuit, potentially involving 2 million additional plaintiffs, claiming a web company that generates "leads" for the insurance industry used deceptive practices to lure customers.

SCOTUS employee arbitration decision could have profound effects on employment law, costly class actions

By Ryan Croft | May 31, 2018

One of the most recent decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court could have the greatest impact on employment and class action law of any case in years.

Recent decisions to grant standing in data breach cases reflects 'social shift' in how data is viewed

By Justin Stoltzfus | May 18, 2018

Two recent decisions in two different federal appeals courts regarding who has the right to sue over data breaches reflect a “social shift” in how “we view our data,” according to an attorney specializing in privacy law.

Sixth Circuit Appeals Court's transgender discrimination ruling expands reach of civil rights law

By Angela Underwood | Mar 30, 2018

A recent federal appeals court ruling stands as another example of judges explicitly expanding the scope of anti-discrimination laws to protect the employment rights of people who identify as gay, lesbian and non-binary gender, according to an attorney whose practice focuses on labor and employment matters

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