A new class action asks a federal judge to order the refund of potentially more than $100 million in fines generated from a network of red light cameras in Chicago’s southwest suburbs, which were allegedly installed as a result of a racketeering conspiracy built on bribes and grift.
A Chicago federal appeals court has said 252 Facebook employees may be cut from a class action, which alleges Facebook shorted them on overtime pay, saying the employees may have waived their right to sue, because they signed agreements to arbitrate disputes with the company.
A federal appeals panel has revived a lawsuit brought by a group of property owners against Cook County, as the judges say Illinois laws and tax appeal rules have created a system in which certain taxpayers can't get justice over unequal tax assessments.
Recent advertising figures indicate the makers of the heartburn drug Zantac and its generic equivalents will soon be facing an onslaught of lawsuits, as personal injury lawyers have begun the process of rounding up clients.
A federal appeals panel says a Chicago police misconduct investigator can't sue City Hall for allegedly retaliating against him when he refused to say other police officers planted evidence, as the First Amendment doesn't protect his refusal to include what he believed to be false information in his official report.