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Six Flags case could clarify requirements for biometric claims used in class actions

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A closely watched Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) case could have bearing on Illinois' one-of-a-kind biometric privacy law after an appeals court ruled last month the plaintiff alleged no actual harm, an attorney who defends businesses against such cases said during a recent interview.

Kmart agrees to $32.3 million penalty after alleged improper reporting of prescription drug discounts

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Dec. 22 that Kmart Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holding Corporation (SHC), will pay $32.3 million after allegations that pharmacies within Kmart stores failed to report discounted prescription drug prices.

Former Applied Acoustics International employee files suit over biometric data policy

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois man claims that his former employers never informed him of their biometric data retention policy.

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.

Patients allege fraud by concealment against surgeon at West Chester Hospital LLC facility

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – Three individuals allege that a drug was fraudulently implanted in them during surgeries without their consent.

Customer alleges Wal-Mart failed to honor its written return policy

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A Walmart customer alleges he was not refunded sales tax when he returned purchased items in violation of the company's policy.

How to stack Swedish Fish: Food companies simplify while fighting class action lawyers

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Though it might look like the world’s worst attempt at a bribe, Herr’s had a reason to send a couple of empty potato chip bags to a federal judge presiding over a class action lawsuit against it.

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

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

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.

Michigan law school seeks to enjoin American Bar Association letter

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A Michigan law school has filed suit against The American Bar Association over its compliance findings.

Proposed class action against Weinstein claims producer, company colluded to conceal his alleged harassment

An unnamed female plaintiff filed the lawsuit against Weinstein in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Nov. 15.

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).

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

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.

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.

Illinois Condo owners allege they were charged excessive fees for disclosure documents

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Condominium owners in Illinois allege they were unlawfully charged hundreds in fees for paper work they needed to sell their condos.

Condo owners in Illinois claim they were charged excessive fees for documents

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Condominium owners have filed a class action lawsuit over allegations that they were charged unlawful and excessive fees for the documents needed to close on the sales of their condos by a property management company.

Phoney Lawsuits: How to sue your way out of college debt

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Former students still saddled with college loans were urged by lawyers and debt-relief companies to stop making payments because filing a lawsuit was an easier way to get out of debt, according to racketeering allegations against two law firms.

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.

Amplify Snacks seeks dismissal of class action, says plaintiff knew difference between sugar and evaporated cane juice

BENTON, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for a snack food company are asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois to dismiss the case against one of two consumers who filed a class action lawsuit against the business over allegations of fraud and negligent misrepresentation.