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

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 16, 2017, 2:09pm

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

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 16, 2017, 2:08pm

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

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 16, 2017, 1:39pm

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

John O'Brien Nov. 15, 2017, 8:00am

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

Sara McCleary Nov. 14, 2017, 9:44am

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

David Hutton Nov. 14, 2017, 9:35am

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.

Consumer claims Coppertone spray sunscreen has lower SPF than advertised

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 8, 2017, 8:36am

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

New Chicago ordinance requires hotels to equip employees with panic buttons

Dee Thompson Nov. 7, 2017, 11:34am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A new city ordinance passed Oct. 11 by Chicago City Council will equip hotel workers with portable emergency contact devices in an effort to eliminate instances of sexual harassment or assault.

Subway restaurant owner seeks dismissal of Chicago soda tax case

John Sammon Nov. 6, 2017, 8:56am

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.

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

Jessica Karmasek Nov. 3, 2017, 11:00am

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.”

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

Jessica Karmasek Nov. 2, 2017, 1:09pm

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

Delaware firm’s former attorney fires back at claims of stealing client at center of Celgene whistleblower lawsuit

Jessica Karmasek Oct. 30, 2017, 11:45am

Defendants Guttman Buschner & Brooks PLLC and senior founding partner Reuben Guttman filed a motion to dismiss or, alternatively, for summary judgment Oct. 10. On Friday, the defendants also filed a motion to strike plaintiff Grant & Eisenhofer PA’s complaint in its entirety.

Chicago firm sues loan companies over unsolicited faxes

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 27, 2017, 8:44am

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

David Hutton Oct. 20, 2017, 8:45am

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.

Consumer claims Starburst Gummies candy has more calories than advertised

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 18, 2017, 9:37am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A consumer claims that type of Starburst candies are sold with false calorie information.

Seventh Circuit: EEOC is wrong, man's 'multi-month absence' beyond reasonable accommodation under ADA

Elizabeth Alt Oct. 10, 2017, 12:27pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has denied an appeal by a worker who claimed his former employer, Heartland Woodcraft Inc., violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it terminated him after a back surgery left him unable to return to work for several months.

Court will decide $10 billion State Dept. contract by Oct. 31

Ann Maher Oct. 7, 2017, 3:06pm

WASHINGTON - Oral arguments were held Friday at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) in a case brought by DynCorp International against AAR Airlift Group over alleged misappropriation of trade secrets involving a high stakes government contract worth $10 billion.

United Airlines moves to dismiss lawsuit over death of soon-to-be world's largest rabbit

Olivia Olsen Oct. 6, 2017, 9:55am

The airline, which has come under fire several times this calendar year, has moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the company over the loss of a rabbit on a transatlantic flight. The rabbit, named Simon, allegedly died during the trip and was cremated by the airline without the owners' authorization.

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.

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

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 27, 2017, 12:25pm

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.”