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Southeastern US grocery chain joins court fight vs chicken producers over alleged price collusion

A major grocery chain is the latest company to allege leading poultry producers manipulated chicken prices. Bi-Lo Holdings LLC, which also operates Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., filed a complaint Jan. 12 in federal court in Chicago, alleging producers and related businesses “conspired and combined to fix, raise, maintain, and stabilize the price of” broiler chickens, which constitute roughly 98 percent of all chicken meat sold in the United States.

Dunkin' Donuts can't sidestep class action over blueberry content in donuts

Dunkin' Donuts will need to try again to poke holes in a lawsuit claiming it deceived consumers about how much blueberry is actually in a blueberry donut, after a Chicago federal judge refused to toss the class action.

Tri-State Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Inc. sued over patient's pressure ulcers, wrongful death

An estate administrator is suing Tri-State Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Inc. and related entities for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and wrongful death.

Poppie's Dough of Illinois allegedly retaliated against worker who allegedly refused to forge safety records

A man is suing Poppie's Dough of Illinois Inc. for alleged retaliation.

BNSF Railway Company allegedly exposed man to cancer-causing substances

An estate representative is suing BNSF Railway Company for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent her relative's lung cancer and death.

Presence RHC Senior Services, others sued for patient's alleged wrongful death

A woman is suing Presence RHC Senior Services, Presence Villa Scalabrini Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Presence Senior Services - Chicagoland, Presence Senior Services and Villa Scalabrini Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, alleging wrongful death.

Report: Settlement payments to end employment-related class action lawsuits skyrocketed in 2017

Top workplace class action lawsuit settlements skyrocketed by nearly $1 billion in 2017, reaching an overall record high of $2.72 billion after a brief one-year decline, a new report indicates.

Two women sued over man's death in June 2017 crash near Plainfield

An estate administrator is suing Grace Nelson and Jill Nelson for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent a fatal car collision.

Currie Motors Frankfort, others allegedly failed to prevent woman from falling

A woman is suing Currie Motors Frankfort Inc., Curfin Property Holding Inc., Currie Motors Driver's Edge, Currie Motors Auto Credit Outlet, Currie Motors Chevrolet Inc., Frank Currie Motors and First National Bank of Evergreen Park for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Mother Theresa Home allegedly failed to prevent woman from slipping on elevator floor

A woman is suing Franciscan Communities Mother Theresa Home for alleged liability and negligence.

North Shore Gas, Pan-Oceanic Engineering sued by man whose car fell in hole on E. 83rd, Chicago

A man is suing North Shore Gas Company and Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co. Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Consolidated Pathology Consultants S.C., others allegedly failed to timely diagnose skin cancer

A woman is suing Dr. Wenhua Liu, Consolidated Pathology Consultants S.C., Dr. Amy L. Brodsky and Brodsky Dermatology LLC for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Attorney: Seventh Circuit's decision to OK AmEx settlement giving lawyers more than class members an 'eye-opener'

A decision by a federal appeals court to uphold a settlement awarding attorneys more in fees than was paid to class members in total should serve as an "eye-opener" for the public and businesses concerning the nature of class action litigation in U.S. courts, said a local attorney who defends employers against such suits.

Six Flags case could clarify requirements for biometric claims used in class actions

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legalnewsline.com

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A closely watched Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) case could have bearing on Illinois' one-of-a-kind biometric privacy law after an appeals court ruled last month the plaintiff alleged no actual harm, an attorney who defends businesses against such cases said during a recent interview.

Central Street Management LLC allegedly collected biometric information with consent

A woman has filed a class action lawsuit against her employer, Central Street Management LLC, an Evanston-based company which the lawsuit says operates at least 19 nursing and rehab centers in Illinois, for alleged violation of an Illinois privacy law.

Cook County jury finds for dentist in malpractice dispute with patient

A Cook County jury has found in favor of an Arlington Heights dentist, who had been accused of failing to properly perform a patient’s total mouth restoration.

St. James Health and Wellness Institute allegedly failed to prevent man from passing out in sauna

A man is suing St. James Health and Wellness Institute and St. James Health and Wellness Institute for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Settlement: Chicago will pay $115M to dancer paralyzed by O'Hare bus shelter accident

Rather than continue to contest a record $148 million verdict, the city of Chicago has agreed to settle for $115 million with a dancer who was left paralyzed when strong winds crashed a pedestrian shelter on her more than two years ago at O’Hare International Airport

LSML Properties LLC, Frontier Realty Group Inc. allegedly failed to prevent plaster from falling on man

A man is suing LSML Properties LLC and Frontier Realty Group Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Pirch Inc. allegedly failed to deliver appliances after receiving payment

A couple is suing Pirch Inc. for alleged breach of contract.