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Indiana wine retailer, consumers accuse Illinois officials of discrimination

Wadi Reformado Oct. 3, 2016, 9:15am

An Indiana wine dealer and two consumers are suing Illinois government officials, alleging discrimination on what wines can be sold to Illinois consumers.

Employees allege Northlake company failed to pay bonuses

Michael Abella Oct. 3, 2016, 9:11am

Four employees are suing a Northlake company, alleging breach of contract in loss of bonus payments. 

American Airlines hit with class action over rebooking

Louie Torres Sep. 30, 2016, 1:14pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — A Chicago man is suing American Airlines, alleging breach of contract by forcing him to rebook a flight.

United Airlines pilot alleges he was not credited sick benefits while serving in reserves

Andrew Burger Sep. 16, 2016, 11:58am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A United Airlines pilot and former U.S. Air Force (USAF) lieutenant colonel and pilot is bringing suit against the airline for allegedly not crediting him sick benefits accrued over a four-month period during which the U.S. Air Force Reserve assigned him to serve at an Air Force base in southwest Asia.

Settlement in TCPA class action over cruise line robocalls could reach record $76 million

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 15, 2016, 3:29pm

The plaintiffs allege the defendants, including Caribbean Cruise Line, illegally contacted class members and that their offer of a “free” cruise package in exchange for taking a political survey was a “scam.” The parties reportedly came to a settlement agreement last week.

U.S. government accuses planting systems manufacturers of violating Clayton Act

Michael Abella Sep. 13, 2016, 8:47am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. government is suing planting systems manufacturers, alleging a proposed acquisition is illegal. 

Consumer accuses pet food distributor of false marketing, labeling

Michael Abella Sep. 9, 2016, 8:17am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — A consumer is suing a pet foods distributor, alleging unfair or deceptive business practices.

Pilot alleges United Airlines failed to give him sick leave benefits while he was deployed

Mark Iandolo Sep. 6, 2016, 8:53am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A California man is suing United Airlines for not giving him proper benefits when he was on assignment with the U.S. Air Force.

Walgreens accused of false advertising of aloe vera product with no actual aloe vera

Mark Iandolo Sep. 3, 2016, 8:34pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois woman is suing Walgreens for allegedly selling an aloe vera product that contains no actual aloe vera.

Customer accuses Illinois business of false advertising

Wadi Reformado Aug. 19, 2016, 3:27pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — A Pennsylvania man is suing an Illinois business, alleging false claims on the size of a storage shed. 

Company wants its lawsuits against asbestos attorneys to be consolidated; firm argues cases aren’t related

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 19, 2016, 10:33am

John Crane Inc. wants the two lawsuits it filed in early June, against Shein Law Center in Philadelphia and Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett PC in Dallas, to be heard before a single federal judge. Shein has filed an opposition to the request, along with a motion to dismiss the case against it altogether.

Illinois company files class-action lawsuit against California corporation for breach of contract

Louie Torres Aug. 17, 2016, 10:44pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — An Illinois company has filed a class-action lawsuit against a California corporation for allegedly breaching a contract. 

Attorney offers 'cynical' view of independent contractor litigation in the sharing economy

Karen Kidd Aug. 7, 2016, 1:30pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Sharing economy litigation such as the misclassification lawsuit filed in June against Grubhub is more about governments and predatory plaintiffs than anything inevitable in cooperative consumerism, an Ohio attorney opined during a recent interview.

Illinois man accuses credit report business of antitrust violations

Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 4, 2016, 2:21pm

ROCKFORD— An Illinois man is suing a credit report business, alleging fraud and unfair business practices.

Consumer accuses Indiana company of false advertising

Wadi Reformado Aug. 4, 2016, 2:02pm

CHICAGO — A Chicago woman is suing and Indiana company, alleging the defendant made false claims about its product.