Eastern Division of the Northern District of Illinois News

Chicago asks judge to toss HomeAway's lawsuit over housing ordinance

By Charmaine Little | Jun 14, 2018

The City of Chicago has requested the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in the Eastern Division dismiss a case that alleges one of its regulations favors Airbnb against competitor, HomeAway.com Inc.

Plaintiff in Cirque du Soleil junk fax suit seeks reconsideration of Illinois-only class members

By Glenn Minnis | May 9, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiffs in a pending lawsuit before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division have filed a motion with the court to reconsider an order that partly granted class certification even as it found that class must be limited to Illinois class members.

Kohl's wants ADA lawsuit dismissed

By Amanda Thomas | May 9, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiff in a disability discrimination lawsuit against Kohl’s Corp. is fighting the company's effort to dismiss it.

Plaintiffs attorneys want too much from IKEA phone survey settlement, group claims

By Adrian Leake | Feb 27, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The Competitive Enterprise Institute says plaintiffs lawyers have taken too large a chunk out of a proposed class action settlement featuring XPO Logistics.

Defect in certain models of Kenmore dryers damages clothes, consumers allege

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 23, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege their Kenmore dryers have a defect that causes damage to clothes.

Chicago law firm claims Bissell Inc. owes more than $200,000 for services

By Louie Torres | Feb 2, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Chicago law firm claims that two Michigan companies failed to pay for its legal services.

Dollar General's legal fight with consumers continues over aloe gel product

By Charmaine Little | Dec 12, 2017

]CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Dollar General (DG) continues its battle with two consumers who are suing the company over fraud allegations related to aloe gel.

Judge dismisses part of class action over Len & Larry’s Complete Cookies

By Pam Wright | Nov 18, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Illinois federal judge has granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss a national and multi-state class action lawsuit brought against Len & Larry’s Inc. that alleged false and deceptive marketing of their The Complete Cookie protein and health food products, but has affirmed the plaintiffs can sue in their respective states.

Former University of Chicago employee alleges she was fired in retaliation, files False Claims Act lawsuit

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 21, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A woman alleges a Chicago university terminated her from her position as an executive administrator after more than 30 years of employment because her objection to participate in an alleged scheme.

Walgreens fighting class actions in two states over alleged price-fixing

By Dee Thompson | Sep 6, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Walgreens continues to fight a class action lawsuit over alleged price-fixing in a lawsuit being heard before in an Illinois federal court.

Lennie & Larry’s seeks dismissal of second complaint over cookie labeling

By John Sammon | Aug 8, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Lennie & Larry’s Inc., a California company accused of exaggerating the health benefits of the cookies and protein muffins it makes, has asked a federal judge to dismiss a class action lawsuit.

Gerber seeks dismissal of class action over Good Start Gentle formula

By Todd Barnett | Aug 8, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – On June 22, Gerber Products Co. asked a federal judge for the dismissal of a class action lawsuit brought earlier this year over Good Start Gentle formula.

Judge dismisses case alleging Blistex used deceptive packaging for lip product

By John Severance | Aug 8, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. District Court judge has ruled in favor of lip product manufacturer Blistex, which filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that alleged Blistex had used deceptive packaging in selling one of its products.

Judge allows $250K verdict to stand in EEOC's case against Costco

By Shanice Harris | Jul 5, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois federal judge recently denied motions made by Costco Wholesale Corp. and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

GNC seeks dismissal of aloe vera product suit, claims consumer fails to state claim

By Melissa Busch | Jun 7, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – General Nutrition Corp. (GNC) wants a class action lawsuit filed by an Illinois consumer, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation over an aloe vera product, dismissed.

Vacation rental company HomeAway.com alleges Chicago ordinance gives Airbnb advantage

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 6, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – HomeAway.com Inc., an online vacation rentals company, has filed suit against the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection over an ordinance it claims gives preference to competitor Airbnb and violates the First and 14th amendments.

Blistex: Lip ointment tube is not deceptive, unless 'toothpaste tubes everywhere be deemed deceptive'

By Sara McCleary | May 30, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Lip product manufacturer Blistex has filed a motion to dismiss a class action complaint against it alleging that it uses deceptive packaging for one of its products.

Menard says its 4-by-4s the proper size in response to class actions

By John Myers | May 30, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for Menard Inc. have issued a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit accusing the company of misleading its customers about the size of its lumber.

Spokeo claims restriction of advertisements 'raises serious constitutional questions'

By Pam Wright | May 24, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Spokeo has filed a motion to dismiss a civil rights class action lawsuit filed by an Illinois woman.

Chicago firm targets class action objectors with RICO suit deemed 'frivolous' by defendant

By Jonathan Bilyk and Jessica Karmasek | Dec 14, 2016

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A Texas attorney who often stands in the way of class action settlements and is currently being accused of racketeering in a class action lawsuit filed in an Illinois federal court says the suit is senseless.

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