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Nissan seeks to dismiss class action over defective transmission allegations

By William Sassani | Jan 22, 2019

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An auto maker is seeking to dismiss a class action lawsuit over allegations that certain years of Nissan Altimas have defective transmissions.

Lawsuit over penis cream Sensum+ doesn't 'even make sense,' drug company says

By William Sassani | Jan 22, 2019

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Pending in Chicago federal court is a drug company's frank response to a doctor who is suing over the marketing of Sensum+.

Consumer alleges headboard purchased from Wayfair was infested with bedbugs

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 7, 2019

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois consumer alleges a headboard he purchased from an online home goods company was infested with bedbugs.

Former professor challenges American Bar Association's accreditation of New York school

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 11, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A former professor of State University of New York Buffalo Law School is seeking a judgment that the American Bar Association violated its duty to report the school's compliance status.

Trial lawyers: EPA admission of fault in Sterigenics emissions measuring won't matter to lawsuits vs company

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 30, 2018

As federal environmental regulators reassess their controversial measurements of emissions from the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook, a group of lawyers representing Willowbrook residents are continuing unfazed in their lawsuits against the company, based largely on findings in a federal report that relied heavily on the allegedly faulty data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Illinois woman alleges LaCroix's all-natural claims are false

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 7, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois consumer alleges that LaCroix sparkling water is mislabeled as all-natural.

Directions on brand of Alba Botanica spray sunscreen subject of class action suit

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 5, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Lake Forest, Illinois consumer alleges the maker of the Alba Botanica sunscreen brand failed to represent that consumers should shake the product 10 seconds before applying and that improper application would result in inadequate sun protection.

Consumers accuse Vital Pharmaceuticals of false advertising

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 31, 2018

CHICAGO — Vital Pharmaceuticals faces a class-action lawsuit over alleged breach of express warranty, false advertisement and unjust enrichment.

IDT Energy alleged to have called numbers listed on Do-Not-Call registry to market services

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 19, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Residents of Illinois and New Jersey allege a New Jersey energy service provider harassed them with marketing calls.

Consumer alleges Barilla America pasta sauce falsely labeled as having no preservatives

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 12, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer alleges that a brand of pasta sauce is deceptively marketed as having no preservatives.

American Board of Dental Specialties, others alleged to have conspired to block competition

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 5, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Two dental organizations allege they have been damaged by a purported conspiracy between other organizations in the field regarding specialist certifications.

Consumer alleges United Airlines failed to disclose financial interest in travel insurance sales

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 5, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Texas resident alleges an airline unjustly enriches itself through the sales of travel insurance.

Actor trying again to sue over use of his picture in TV ad, but HomeAdvisor says claims should be tossed

By Carrie Salls | Sep 27, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – HomeAdvisor Inc., ANGI Homeservices Inc. and Hawthorne Direct LLC asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to dismiss an amended version of a lawsuit filed against them, saying the plaintiff still has not proven his claims.

Federal government seeks reimbursement for removal of hazardous substances at Illinois site

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 16, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The government is seeking reimbursement of costs it alleges it incurred to respond to the release or threatened release of hazardous substances at a site in Illinois.

CBOE Exchange alleged to have manipulated Volatility Index

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 3, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois trading company alleges it was injured because of anticompetitive conduct of a Chicago corporation and others.

Florida insurance broker firm alleged to have billed double commissions

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 3, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Three corporations allege a Florida insurance brokerage collected millions in unauthorized commissions.

Consumer alleges Comcast opened Xfinity Mobile accounts without authorization

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 29, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois internet subscriber alleges a global telecommunications conglomerate unlawfully opened mobile accounts for cable and internet customers without their knowledge or consent, subjecting them to fraud.

Whistleblower alleges Smith & Wesson Corp. terminated him in retaliation

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 14, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A former employee for a Massachusetts-based company alleges he was terminated in retaliation for whistleblower complaints.

Nissan appeals to Seventh Circuit seeking arbitration in Infiniti peeling paint class action

By Charmaine Little | Jun 13, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A major car company accused of selling vehicles with defective paint appealed the denial of its motion to compel arbitration in an ongoing class action lawsuit against it and a dealership May 16.

Worker alleges Swap.com failed to warn of mass layoff that affected nearly 200 employees

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 8, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Bolingbrook, Illinois company is alleged to have failed to warn nearly 200 employees in advance of a mass layoff.

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