U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin News

Machine operator fired for reporting on the job injuries to receive $100,000

By Marian Johns | Oct 15, 2018

MILWAUKEE — A machine operator employed by Wisconsin-based Dura-Fibre LLC has been awarded $100,000 in back wages by U.S. District Court for the Eastern Division of Wisconsin to resolve charges the company fired the employee for reporting injuries to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Champion Petfoods dog food alleged to have excessive levels of heavy metals

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 5, 2018

MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges the manufacturers of premium-priced dog foods failed to disclose the products contain excessive levels of heavy metals on the products' labels.

Plaintiffs in class action lawsuit over Subway’s ‘footlong’ sandwiches abandon litigation

By Jessica Karmasek | Nov 3, 2017

The plaintiffs filed a two-page stipulation of dismissal without prejudice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin Oct. 24. Their voluntary dismissal comes nearly two months after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed a proposed settlement agreement, describing it as “utterly worthless.”

Litigation over length of Subway’s footlong sandwiches to continue; plaintiffs say they plan to pursue case

By Jessica Karmasek | Sep 27, 2017

The plaintiffs filed their notice of termination of settlement agreement days after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s Aug. 25 decision. The Seventh Circuit reversed the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin’s decision certifying a proposed class and approving a settlement in the case, calling it “utterly worthless.”

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

By Jessica Karmasek | Sep 6, 2017

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.

Wisconsin corporation accuses U.S. Department of Justice of violating federal law

By Mike Torres | Jul 13, 2017

A Wisconsin corporation is suing the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly violating federal public records law.

U.S. government accuses mental hospital of fraud

By Louie Torres | Jan 17, 2017

MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. government is suing a Milwaukee mental hospital, alleging fraud, unjust enrichment and violation of federal law.

The Record Network