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Midwest Research Laboratories CEO alleges identity was used to promote Innovus Pharmaceuticals product

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A chief executive officer of a research laboratory in Illinois claims a San Diego alleges his identity was used to advertise a topical cream without his authorization.

Two allege they lost money in TD Ameritrade Inc. trading strategy

CHICAGO – Two Illinois residents allege that they lost money in a trade strategy because facts were omitted about the risks of it.

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

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

Southwest Airlines Co. employees file suit over biometric information

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Current employees of an airline company allege that their biometric identifiers are collected, captured and stored without informed written consent.

Ingredients in Pre-JYM sport supplement have no scientific backing, consumer claims

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois consumer claims a California company misrepresents a supplement and is seeking restitution.

Consumer claims Checkers Drive-In Restaurants sent unwanted text messages

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Louisiana consumer alleges a restaurant sent her unwanted text message advertisements.

Horse feed manufacturer ADM seeks to dismiss suit over allegedly poisoned feed

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Animal feed manufacturer Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) has filed a motion to dismiss a class action complaint against it alleging it had produced feed that poisoned horses.

Illinois federal court asked to dismiss woman’s amended complaint alleging Spokeo search engine ad violated privacy

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois is being asked by Spokeo to dismiss an amended complaint made by an Illinois woman alleging that an advertisement produced by the internet search engine listing her name violated her privacy under the Illinois Right of Publicity Act (IRPA).

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. alleged to have sent unwanted text advertisements

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Louisiana citizen has filed a class action lawsuit against a fast food restaurant over allegations it and another business sent text messages to consumers without consent.

Court says size of 2x4s isn't misleading, but class action plaintiffs appealing to Seventh Circuit

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Two plaintiffs who accused a hardware store chain of violating the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (ICFA) have appealed a trial court’s dismissal of their claims.

Consumer claims Coppertone spray sunscreen has lower SPF than advertised

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois consumer alleges a brand of sunscreen spray has a lower sun protection factor than what is advertised.

Subway restaurant owner seeks dismissal of Chicago soda tax case

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A federal court is being asked to dismiss a class action lawsuit alleging that an improper Chicago soft drink tax of 5 cents was charged for an orange drink sold at Chicago Subway stores when the drink should have been exempt.

Illinois federal judge preliminarily OKs $295 million settlement in Stericycle class action

The lawsuit, filed in 2013, alleges the medical waste disposal company misled its customers, including veterinary clinics, medical clinics and medical labs, regarding pricing.

Chicago firm sues loan companies over unsolicited faxes

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — A professional corporation has filed a class action lawsuit against loan service companies, alleging that it was sent unsolicited faxes in violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Alleged scheme: Men filled cups with unsweet tea after paying Cook Co. soda tax so they could file lawsuit

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Subway franchisor has asked a Chicago federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act in connection with a sweetened beverage tax.

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

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

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

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

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

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.