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Sirius XM says 'same lawyers' are bringing 'same suit,' ask judge to dismiss TCPA class action

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Sirius XM Radio Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that it says "epitomizes abusive class action litigation."

Phoney Lawsuits: RICO case settled with TCPA firm accused of teaching former students to avoid paying loans by suing

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Law firms accused of running a scheme in which they taught former students how to sue their way out of college debt have settled the racketeering claims against them.

Judge gives conditional certification of FLSA class against Quest Diagnostics, ExamOne

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York federal judge has approved a collective action class of Quest Diagnostics employees who accused the company of failing to pay minimum wage and overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Plaintiff in Cirque du Soleil junk fax suit seeks reconsideration of Illinois-only class members

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiffs in a pending lawsuit before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division have filed a motion with the court to reconsider an order that partly granted class certification even as it found that class must be limited to Illinois class members.

Kohl's wants ADA lawsuit dismissed

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiff in a disability discrimination lawsuit against Kohl’s Corp. is fighting the company's effort to dismiss it.

Match.com user alleges site spams paying users with fake profiles

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Bensalem, Pennsylvania consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a dating website over allegations of fake and fraudulent profiles.

Florida individual alleges GoHealth, Norvax unlawfully contacted him to sell health insurance

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A St. Petersburg, Florida resident alleges that several entities engaged in an illegal telemarketing scheme to sell health insurance.

Surgeon alleges Wisconsin law firm gave him wrong deadline for patent protection

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Winnetka, Illinois surgeon alleges a Wisconsin law firm and attorney gave him the incorrect deadline regarding a patent.

Appeal to decide future of NYC asbestos court; Companies fed up with their treatment

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The fight over New York City’s controversial asbestos court is not over, as companies worried about their treatment there are likely to appeal an order that kept alive the possibility for even bigger verdicts.

As Sheldon Silver heads to retrial, NYC's asbestos court still a plaintiff's playground

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The retrial of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is scheduled to begin Monday on charges including allegations he collected millions of dollars in improper payments from a prominent asbestos law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg.

In proposed Monitronics $28 Million TCPA settlement, attorneys would pocket $9.3M and class members $38

WHEELING. W. Va. (Legal Newsline) – Individual plaintiffs in multidistrict Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation stand to pocket $38 each in a $28 million settlement proposed in federal court in March.

The Boeing Co. seeks to recover cleanup costs associated with property formerly owned by government

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – An aerospace company alleges it has spent millions in cleanup costs on a property formerly owned by the federal government.

Lawyers to get 75 percent of $9.8 million whistleblower suit against K-Mart; Tillery's take - $5.7 million

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Madison County Record

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel awarded three fourths of a $9.8 million settlement to lawyers who sued failing retailer K-Mart.

Consumer claims Brew Dr. Kombucha does not contain 'billions of probiotic bacteria' as advertised

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois man alleges that a brand of kombucha falsely advertises that the drinks contain more probiotic bacteria than they actually contain.

KCIC report: Asbestos cases drop in 2017, still filed by same firms in same jurisdictions

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Asbestos lawsuits declined last year, but the number remains high, concentrated in certain jurisdictions, and filed by a small grouping of firms, according to the latest data on litigation across the country.

Two prominent plaintiffs firms are trying to drown each other in Flint water crisis litigation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – In the litigation over the water crisis in Flint, Mich., a nasty battle has broken out between nationally known plaintiffs firms that are each accusing the other of greedy behavior during the fight for clients.

Panera customers allege personal information was leaked on website

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Panera customers allege that the restaurant chain recklessly exposed their personal identifying information on its website.

Man alleges he received unwanted texts from The Gent's Place Men's Fine Grooming

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Cook County, Illinois individual has filed a class-action lawsuit against a men's grooming company over allegations it sent him unwanted text messages.

IHOP restaurant operators file motion to dismiss EEOC's harassment allegations

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Two companies in Illinois that operate IHOP restaurants have filed a motion to dismiss allegations from IHOP employees who claimed they faced sexual harassment at work.

California Supreme Court says Heller Ehrman law firm can't profit after bankruptcy

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – In a ruling made on March 5, the Supreme Court of California ruled that Heller Ehrman LLP can’t profit from unfinished hourly work that remained after the firm folded.