A federal appeals court has revived a class action lawsuit in which cat owners sued PetSmart and Hill’s Pet Nutrition over allegations a “prescription diet” food was not any better than normal products.
A federal judge said the Cook County Circuit Clerk can be forced to subject union grievance proceedings and other collective bargaining issues to federal oversight, to make sure politics is not improperly guiding employee disciplinary decisions.
Former Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran and another county corrections official do not have immunity from a class action lawsuit by jail inmates over a three-day water shutoff at the county lock up nearly two years ago, a federal appeals court said.
A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit brought by three plaintiffs who allege a foreclosure property management company violated federal and Illinois state laws for the way the company treated them and their property when the owner fell behind on payments.
A federal judge has signed off on a settlement that ends a sprawling legal action concerning the NCAA’s handling of student-athlete concussions, deliving more than $14 million to several firms involved in the litigation.
Kraft Foods alleges federal trade regulators quickly spoiled a settlement agreement in which Kraft agreed to pay $16 million to end a suit alleging it had manipulated wheat prices, by braying to the public about their purported triumph over Kraft in the case.
A federal appeals panel has upheld the termination of a striking union worker who was accused of endangering public safety while blocking the path of another driver as part of an "ambulatory picket" on a highway in 2012.
Medical device sterilization company Sterigenics will need to defend itself in Cook County court against a host of lawsuits brought by trial lawyers on behalf of people living in communities surrounding Sterigenics’ Willowbrook facility, as the judge said the company's compliance with federal clean air rules don't protect it from the lawsuits accusing the company of releasing emissions the lawsuits say caused the plaintiffs' cancer.
As a Cook County judge prepares to handle the question of whether to hold the owner of a Melrose Park hospital in contempt for filing bankruptcy, the hospital owner has in turn asked a federal bankruptcy judge to find the village of Melrose Park broke federal law by asking the Cook County judge to find them in contempt.
The Chicago-based National Association of Realtors is asking a federal judge to toss a class action suit by a group of home sellers, which alleges real estate agents across the country breached antitrust law by scheming to lock in high commission rates, because brokers are free to negotiate compensation.
A recent decision from a California federal appeals court has handed a big win to a group of plaintiffs seeking to use an Illinois privacy law to squeeze Facebook for potentially billions of dollars, and could forebode a date before the U.S. Supreme Court, should trial lawyers seek to use the decision to boost other attempts to sidestep the high court’s earlier attempt to limit their ability to bring large class actions over claims in which no one suffered any actual harm.
A Chicago federal judge has ruled a putative class action suit by a former worker at a Cicero bakery, who alleged her employer breached biometric privacy law, should stay in federal court, as the judge took a dim view of an attempt by the plaintiffs to downplay their own potential damages demands in a bid to get the case kicked back to a Cook County courtroom.
A new class action asserts Walgreens owes tens of thousands of retirees and employees money for allegedly mismanaging their retirement accounts by leaving investments in underperforming funds, costing employees more than $300 million in retirement savings.
Facebook will need to face a class action under Illinois’ biometrics privacy law for its face-tagging technology, as a federal appeals court in California rejected both the social media giant’s attempt to argue the plaintiffs couldn’t prove they were actually harmed by the program, and Facebook’s contention a class action would dissolve into a pool of “mini-trials” over individual Illinois residents’ claims.
A federal judge is allowing a suit by two models to proceed against a downstate Illinois strip club, which alleges the club used the models’ photos to advertise the establishment without permission, saying the two women may enjoy enough fame for their images to be protected as brands.
School officials in Wilmington have been hit with a lawsuit accusing them of ignoring a student's repeated pleas to stop racially-motivated bullying. The lawsuit has a difficult path ahead, but could have far-reaching implications, observers say
A federal appeals panel has tossed out a legal challenge to a suburban community's red light camera ticket program, as judges ruled the village of Lakemoor was within its constitutional authority to limit the range of defenses that a ticketed driver could raise against the tickets, in part because the $100 fine was too small to impose a steep "administrative burden" on the village.
The plaintiffs behind a class action complaint against CVS Pharmacy and its MinuteClinic, which alleges flu shot reminder calls were actually illegal robocalls, are asking a federal judge to sign off on a $15 million settlement.