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Seventh Circuit shoots down cosmetology student's attempt to be considered an employee

Russell Boniface Sep. 29, 2017, 10:13am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has affirmed a decision that a cosmetology student who worked at a beauty school salon was not an employee of the school.

Animation Sharks alleged to have sent fax advertisement to individual without authorization

Wadi Reformado Sep. 21, 2017, 9:48pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois individual claims that a Los Angeles company unlawfully sent her a fax advertisement.

Actor alleges HomeAdvisor unlawfully used photos in video advertisements

Wadi Reformado Sep. 8, 2017, 9:14am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An actor known in the Chicago entertainment community alleges that his likeness was used in commercials to promote a home improvement enterprise without his consent.

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.

TCPA defendants could be looking at longer, more expensive legal battles

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 6, 2017, 1:30pm

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, recently denied defendant DePaul University’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it over a series of allegedly unsolicited text messages sent to a man’s personal cell phone.

Illinois man files class action against Logitech over allegedly defective security system

Wadi Reformado Sep. 1, 2017, 9:55am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Orland Park, Illinois, consumer claims that a security system he purchased is defective.

Chicago claims new Byrne JAG conditions are unconstitutional

Wadi Reformado Aug. 22, 2017, 9:40am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The city of Chicago has filed a lawsuit against over the new conditions of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, or Bryne JAG.

Man claims A Place for Mom did not have his permission to call him

Wadi Reformado Aug. 22, 2017, 9:39am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois man claims that the largest senior living referral service in the country unlawfully called him.

Babyganics sunscreen has false SPF number, consumers claim

Wadi Reformado Aug. 18, 2017, 9:40am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Consumers allege that a Babyganics sunscreen misrepresents its protection.

Morningstar Inc., Prudential Investment Management Services accused of racketeering

Wadi Reformado Aug. 15, 2017, 10:13am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A South Carolina man has filed a class action lawsuit over allegations that investment analysts caused injury to him and his money and property.

Customer claims Dunkin' Donuts blueberry doughnuts don't contain actual blueberries

Mike Torres Aug. 2, 2017, 9:56am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Dunkin' Brands is accused of misrepresenting its blueberry doughnuts by an Illinois consumer.

Woman claims Clarins' anti-cellulite lotion claims are misleading

Wadi Reformado Aug. 2, 2017, 9:51am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois consumer alleges she paid an unjustified premium price for anti-cellulite cream she claims is falsely advertised.

Nissan sued over paint job on Infiniti

Wadi Reformado Jun. 23, 2017, 9:31am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Nissan North America Inc., a vehicle manufacturer, alleging product liability.

Label or Liability: GSK faces $3M verdict over product it didn't make

Stephanie Grimoldby Jun. 13, 2017, 1:30pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - This spring, a Chicago federal jury awarded $3 million to the widow of a lawyer who committed suicide by stepping in front of a CTA L train in Chicago’s Loop in 2010 shortly after taking a generic version of the antidepressant drug Paxil.

Judge denies class certification in ADA lawsuit against Kohl's

Pam Wright May 30, 2017, 9:17am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois has denied class certification in a lawsuit alleging Kohl’s Corp. and Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York Human Rights Law.

Cookie company picks apart lawsuit over nutrition info

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro May 23, 2017, 9:46am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A cookie manufacturer facing a class action lawsuit has filed a motion for dismissal, alleging conflict of multiple state laws and statute requirements.

Class action filed over anti-allergy Nestle products

Mike Torres May 18, 2017, 9:34am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — An Illinois consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Nestle, alleging liability, negligence and negligent misrepresentation.

Customer accuses Wilson Sporting Goods of mislabeleing bats

Mike Torres May 11, 2017, 9:35am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — An Illinois man has filed a class action lawsuit against Wilson Sporting Goods, alleging negligence and negligent misrepresentation.

GNC sued over aloe vera gel

Wadi Reformado May 1, 2017, 9:11am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — An Illinois consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against General Nutrition Corp., alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation over an aloe vera product.

Illinois consumer accuses dating service business of breach of contract

Wadi Reformado Apr. 27, 2017, 11:33am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — An Illinois consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a Texas dating service business, alleging breach of contract, unfair competition and unjust enrichment.