A federal appeals panel in Chicago has rejected the request by a group of home caregivers for a new hearing to reconsider the courts’ prior decisions denying them the opportunity to bring a class action to recover nearly $32 million they accuse a union of unconstitutionally taking from them under a state law invalidated by a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
A federal appeals panel has again tossed a ruling from a Chicago federal jude, saying he ignored its earlier opinion in an ongoing dispute over how much the Illinois Treasurer’s Office owes to people whose unclaimed property it sold.
Class action: Digital exam proctoring biz Verificient scanned test takers' faces, knuckles without notice
A woman has brought a class action against a digital exam proctoring company, alleging its software scanned her face and knuckle geometry without the company informing her in writing the information was being collected.
Edelson wins order to dig deeper into Bandas firm, to broaden lawsuit over 'professional' class action objectors
Edelson P.C., one of Chicago’s most prominent class action law firms has won the chance to dig deeper into the practices of a group of lawyers it has accused of extorting payments from the Bandas Law Firm and other lawyers by acting as “professional” class action settlement objectors, as the firm seeks to unearth further evidence it believes will lead to an injunction to effectively shut down its rival.
Appeals panel: Public workers' civil rights not violated by pension reform try; lawyers can't collect $1M fees
Lawyers can’t collect nearly $1 million in fees from the state for representing public workers suing over state attempts to reform public worker pensions, a state appeals court has ruled.
Class action: H&M broke Illinois privacy law, made workers scan fingerprints to use with punch clock
A former employee of retailer H&M has filed a class action against the company, alleging her privacy was violated when H&M scanned her fingerprint, and those of other employees, for use with a biometric punch clock.
A former employee of an Elk Grove Village company has brought a class action lawsuit against his employer, accusing the company of failing to obtain his written consent to scan his face, and the faces of other employees, for use with a biometric punch clock system.
People suing Google over facial geometry scans of photos must prove real harm, not just 'feel aggrieved': Judge
Saying the plaintiffs bringing the action must show how they were actually harmed, a Chicago federal judge has closed the window on a class action lawsuit accusing Google of violating an Illinois privacy law by automatically creating and storing face scans of people in photos uploaded to its Google Photos service.
A federal class action accusing an investigator with the DuPage County prosecutor’s office of improperly seizing psychotherapy records will proceed, though without DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, who was removed as a defendant.
Class action: ConAgra 'reinterpretation' of retirement plans for recently terminated workers illegal
ConAgra faces a class action from former employees saying the company carried out an illegal “reinterpretation” of their retirement plan to deny millions of dollars in benefits.
Current and former students of the Illinois Institute of Art allege the school did not notify them that it lost their accreditation.
Camping World and its chairman, investor Marcus Lemonis, are facing legal action from investors unhappy with the loss of millions of dollars linked to the acquisition of the Gander Mountain franchise.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Opioid manufacturers and distributors lost their long-shot bid to end more than 1,000 lawsuits against them as the federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation rejected their motions to dismiss and ordered the first cases to trial next year.
A federal judge has turned back another element of an attempted class action lawsuit brought by employees of TGI Friday's over allegedly unpaid vacation time.
A man has filed a class action lawsuit against Toyota after it disabled support for an interactive feature for which he paid an additional cost.
A federal judge will allow plaintiffs with disabilities who use motorized wheelchairs to continue their ADA access lawsuit against Uber, saying he believed Uber coud be treated as a public accommodation under the Amercians with Disabilities Act.
Opioid plaintiffs: A small percentage of pill shipments were 'suspicious.' Or maybe it's nearly all of them
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Forced to identify opioid prescriptions they say were “suspicious” and never should have been shipped, Ohio cities and counties came up with a rough estimate. Very rough.
A federal judge in Chicago sided with Fannie May and has bagged a class action complaint accusing the chocolatier of under filling its candy packages.
Sephora customer alleges Virtual Artist Kiosks don't inform customers in writing of biometrics collection
An Illinois woman alleges a virtual kiosk used by cosmetics retailer Sephora for customers to digitally apply cosmetic products collects biometric information without complying with state law.
A Wisconsin man has brought a class action against Culligan Water Technologies, accusing the company of calling him without his consent.