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Final OK sought for $12.5M deal to end 6-yr class action vs cruise lines over robocalls; attorneys ask $3.1M

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 11, 2018

After sorting through a blizzard of more than 2 million claims, including many that “were likely fraudulent,” lawyers on both sides of a massive class action over vacation marketing robocalls have asked a judge to sign off on a $12.5 million deal to end the six-year-old litigation, under which about 275,000 approved claimants could get a share of $6 million, and plaintiffs’ lawyers could get more than $3.1 million.

Class action: Apartment Management Consultants, landlords didn't offer Chicago ordinance summary in lease

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 9, 2018

A Chicago resident has brought a class action complaint against a property management company, alleging a lease he was offered in 2017 did not include current documentation required by the city.

Class action: LaCroix beverages not 'all natural,' include additives also used in insecticide, cancer treatments

By Scott Holland | Oct 5, 2018

The makers of popular LaCroix Sparkling Waters are facing a class action complaint accusing it of falsely labeling their drinks as “all natural,” asserting the beverages contain such additives as those included in roach poison and cancer drugs.

Judge won't let class action proceed vs American Air over cancelled reservations for not early enough check-ins

By Scott Holland | Oct 4, 2018

A federal judge has granted American Airlines’ request to reject a class action complaint accusing it of violating contracts by canceling reservations for passengers who don’t check in an hour before their scheduled departure.

Class action: Ticketmaster double dips on ticket sale fees, encouraging online ticket resale scalping

By Scott Holland | Oct 3, 2018

Ticketmaster is facing a federal class action complaint over a practice that allegedly incentivizes online scalpers.

Judge nixes $17.5M deal in collection calls class action vs Ocwen, says attorney fees too high

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 2, 2018

Saying lawyers for the plaintiffs need to “drastically” reduce their $5.8 million fee request to make it "conceivable" to win his approval, a federal judge has rejected a $17.5 million settlement intended to end a class action lawsuit against debt collector Ocwen Loan Servicing over claims the company violated federal law when it called millions of debtors.

Judge: Not enough proof Pur Luv treats caused dog injuries, deaths to let class action vs Sergeants march on

By Scott Holland | Sep 26, 2018

A federal judge has declined to allow a class action lawsuit to move forward, which places blame for dog deaths and injuries on Sergeant’s Pur Luv treats, saying plaintiffs did not present enough evidence showing the treats are unsafe.

Class action challenges legality of more than 2 million Chicago red light camera tickets

By Scott Holland | Sep 25, 2018

Despite a major settlement earlier this year, the city of Chicago is facing further legal action over the validity of its red light camera program.

Class action: Amcor Plastics violated IL privacy law by scanning employeee fingerprints

By Cook County Record | Sep 18, 2018

Packaging maker Amcor Rigid Plastics USA is among the latest companies to be hit with a class action lawsuit alleging they violated an Illinois biometrics privacy law by improperly scanning their workers' fingerprints.

Consumers accuse National Gas & Electric of intrusive and unwanted calls

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 16, 2018

Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against National Gas & Electric of Texas citing alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) , claiming the company made intrusive and unwanted calls.

Class action accuses KeyMe of retaining customers' biometric info without permission

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 13, 2018

A class action lawsuit has been filed against KeyMe Inc. for allegedly retaining the biometric information of customers without their consent.

Lawsuit: Bristol-Myers Squibb failed to disclose Abilify can cause compulsive behavior

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 13, 2018

A group of Illinois residents are suing Bristol-Myers Squibb for allegedly failing to disclose to consumers that the prescription drug Abilify allegedly can cause compulsive behaviors.

Judge backs recused judge's decision to OK loan officers' wage class action vs American Bank & Trust

By Cook County Record | Sep 10, 2018

A federal judge has confirmed another recused judge's decision earlier this spring to refuse to end a class action brought by a group of bank loan officers, who accused their employer, American Bank and Trust, of shorting them wages and commissions.

Class action lawsuit claims Fedloan Servicing failed to credit student loan payments promptly

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 7, 2018

A former law student has filed a class action lawsuit against FedLoan Servicing, citing alleged interference with contract and fraud.

Chase to pay $19M to settle black financial advisors' suit alleging denied opportunities; lawyers to claim $5.5M

By Dan Churney | Sep 7, 2018

JP Morgan Chase Bank has agreed to pay more than $19.5 million to settle a class action suit brought in Chicago federal court by several of its employees, who alleged the banking giant assigned its black and African-American financial advisors to less profitable locations and denied them other opportunities to get ahead, because of their race.

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