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Judge pulls plug on Viamedia antitrust suit vs Comcast over cable TV spot ads

By Jonathan Bilyk | Aug 18, 2018

Saying she saw the legal action as little more than an attempt by a competitor to “force” Comcast to do business with them, a Chicago federal judge has pulled the plug on an antitrust legal fight over whether Comcast had used its position to improperly squelch competition in the market for local spot cable TV advertising.

GREENBURG TRAURIG LLP: 22 GT Chicago Attorneys Listed in the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

Twenty-two attorneys from the Chicago office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP are included in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Car dealer's class action: Tribune, Sinclair, other TV broadcasters colluded to inflate ad rates

By Scott Holland | Aug 16, 2018

In the wake of a report indicating the federal government is looking into allegations a number of U.S. television broadcasters have colluded to inflate advertising rates, a Pennsylvania car dealer has filed suit in Chicago federal court accusing several broadcasters of just that.

MAYER BROWN: Two Mayer Brown partners named “Notable Women Lawyers in Chicago” by Crain’s Chicago Business

By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

Mayer Brown announced that Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Lucia Nale and Government Relations & Public Law partner Joanna Horsnail were recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business among its 2018 “Notable Women Lawyers in Chicago.”

Judge denies class action status for insurer’s suit against AbbVie, others over testosterone drugs

By Dan Churney | Aug 9, 2018

A Chicago federal judge has barred an Ohio health insurer from pursuing a class action against several pharmaceutical companies, which are already embroiled in massive litigation over their testosterone drugs, saying the thousands of potential claims would be too individualized to be served well by a class action and the insurer’s drug review practices were “unconventional.”

Appeals panel: Objector earned $80K atty fees for getting Southwest passengers class two more free drinks each

By Scott Holland | Aug 6, 2018

A federal appeals panel has cleared an objector to claim attorney fees for his role in landing a class of eligible Southwest Airlines passengers two more free in-flight drinks, amid a long-running class action lawsuit over drink vouchers the airline formerly provided to passengers.

Appeals panel: $15M fees not too big for lawyers behind $76M Caribbean cruise telemarketing settlement

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 27, 2018

A federal appeals panel will allow a group of Chicago lawyers to keep their potential $15 million to $18 million payday for their work in securing a $76 million settlement from a cruise line and others accused of using nonprofit surveys to mask telemarketing calls, as judges said the size of the fee award doesn’t necessarily mean it is too large.

Judge: Edelson can try to bar Bandas 'pro objectors' from practicing, collecting fees in IL

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 25, 2018

A little over five months since denying one of Chicago’s leading class action plaintiffs’ firms the chance to pursue racketeering charges against another group of lawyers accused of acting as “professional objectors” to extort payments, a Chicago federal judge said she will allow the Edelson P.C. firm to move ahead with one final remaining element of their lawsuit – an attempt to secure a court order restricting the ability of those lawyers to practice law in Illinois, and so limit their ability to collect on a $225,000 payday from Edelson.

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.”

COOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: Two Charged after Loaded Gun, Suspected Heroin Found During Court-Ordered Eviction

By Press release submission | Jul 15, 2018

Two people have been charged with multiple felonies after a loaded firearm and suspected heroin were found while Cook County Sheriff’s deputies were enforcing a court-ordered eviction, Sheriff Thomas J.Dart announced.

Estate administrator blames Arden Courts for patient's falls, death

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 12, 2018

An estate executor is suing Arden Courts of Elk Grove, making claims of negligence and wrongful death.

Lawsuit: Data security firm Trustwave owes $30M for 2009 data breach at Heartland Payment Systems

By Scott Holland | Jul 10, 2018

Two insurance companies have joined together to ask a Cook County judge to order a data security firm to pay $30 million to reimburse the insurers for funds they had to pay out to settle claims resulting from a data breach at Heartland Payment Systems.

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown launches practical how-to guide for responding to mass environmental tort litigation

By Press release submission | Jul 7, 2018

Mayer Brown announced the launch of a new practical guide, “Responding to a Mass Environmental Tort Litigation: A How-To,” which outlines the steps to manage environmental tort claims through a hypothetical environmental incident, beginning with the initial emergency response and related investigations and ending with the resolution of ensuing litigation.

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.

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.

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.

Court denies Ameriprise motion to dismiss or transfer Allstate client-poaching case

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 22, 2018

Allstate can continue its lawsuit against Ameriprise Financial Services for violating federal trade secrets protection law by allegedly recruiting Allstate's current and former financial specialists to use their knowledge to steal Allstate's customers.

Judicial regulators move to remove Cook judge convicted of fraud, block $192K salary

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 19, 2018

About a month after a Cook County judge convicted by a jury of bank fraud filed papers to seek reelection, state judicial disciplinary officials have launched the process to remove her from the bench and prevent her from continuing to collect her more than $190,000 a year salary.

Estate executor blames 7-Eleven, franchisee for man's death from slip and fall on ice

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 18, 2018

A man is suing 7-Eleven Inc. and franchisee Gurinderspal Singh, claiming a relative slipped and fell on ice, causing injuries which led to his death.

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