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Seventh Circuit, on Volvo ‘pick-off’ case: Timing of offer has no effect

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 7, 2017, 11:20am

The proposed class action, Laurens v. Volvo, is about a car buyer’s disappointed expectations. The dispute, in particular, centers on the difference between Volvo’s model XC90 and the XC90 T8. Both are luxury SUVs, but the XC90 runs on gas, whereas the T8 is a plug‐in hybrid.

Seventh Circuit: Settlement in case over length of Subway’s footlong sandwiches ‘utterly worthless’

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 6, 2017, 12:02pm

The plaintiffs in the case alleged foot-long sandwiches sold at Subway restaurants were marketed as being 12 inches in length, when, in fact, they were not. According to their complaint, Subway’s alleged business practices violated state consumer protection statutes.

Seventh Circuit orders dismissal of class action FACTA receipt suit, says plaintiff didn't prove harm

Erianne Leatherman Dec. 29, 2016, 9:53am

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit this month ordered a lower court to dismiss a case that centered on a receipt plaintiff Jeremy Meyers received after dining at Nicolet Restaurant of De Pere LLC. The receipt did not abbreviate the expiration date on his credit card, which is a violation of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act.

State AGs ask U.S. SC to review lawyer payout in class action settlement

Jessica Karmasek Oct. 28, 2016, 10:29am

The original dispute involved allegations of consumer fraud over gym membership contracts with fitness club company Global Fitness Holdings LLC. In particular, plaintiffs alleged that between 2006 and 2012, the company sold memberships and incorrectly charged fees pertaining to cancellation, facility maintenance and personal-training contracts.

Sixth Circuit sides with plaintiffs in data breach class actions, says it would be ‘unreasonable’ for customers to wait for misuse

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 26, 2016, 1:01pm

Mohammad Galaria and Anthony Hancox brought their class actions, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, respectively, after hackers breached Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company’s computer network in October 2012 and stole their personal information, along with more than 1 million others.