A world record-holding hacky sacker has lost his bid to extract damages from the makers of 5 Hour Energy over an advertisement for the energy drink, after a federal judge, calling the ad an “obvious joke” and chiding the plaintiff for lacking a sense of humor, kicked to the curb a lawsuit alleging the ad improperly used the hacky sacker’s record and implied he had relied on the energy drink to achieve his record.
Chicago to pay $3 million to settle claims it discriminated vs cop candidates who lived in U.S. less than 10 years
The city of Chicago has quickly assented to the U.S. Department of Justice’s contentions it discriminated against foreign-born police applicants by requiring applicants to have lived in the U.S. for 5-10 years before applying. As part of a settlement agreement announced in Chicago federal court, the city has agreed to pay $3.1 million in the class action brought by the Justice Department on behalf of 47 onetime police officer applicants.
A group of more than two dozen California wineries who ship wine to Illinois customers have scored a legal win, as a Cook County judge granted the request of Illinois Attorney Gen. Lisa Madigan to dismiss numerous lawsuits alleging the wineries had shorted the state's treasury by not paying sales taxes on shipping and handling fees they charged consumers.