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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.”

Confusion at federal government: Are transgender persons protected under Civil Rights Act or not?

Angela Underwood Oct. 18, 2017, 12:54pm

WAUSAU, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against a Colorado-based auto retailer for not hiring a transgender candidate.

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.”

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

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 6, 2017, 12:02pm

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.

Mountain Crest SRL claims Molson Coors, Anheuser-Busch agreement harmed its export sales

Wadi Reformado Aug. 16, 2017, 9:16am

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – The owner of Wisconsin's Minhas Craft Brewery alleges that it was damaged by lost export sales to Canada because of an agreement signed by Molson Coors and Anheuser-Busch.

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

Mike Torres Jul. 13, 2017, 8:49am

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

Seventh Circuit to address alleged civil rights violations in Wisconsin's controversial John Doe raids

Dee Thompson Mar. 31, 2017, 9:37am

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) –The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is considering the appeal in a Wisconsin civil rights case brought by Cindy Archer, former assistant to Gov. Scott Walker. Walker was the target of two John Doe investigations by Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisolm in 2010 and 2011.

Wisconsin court dismisses defamation suit naming Megyn Kelly as defendant

Glenn Minnis Jan. 24, 2017, 12:09pm

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a defamation suit filed by a firefighter naming former Fox News host Megyn Kelly as a defendant.

U.S. government accuses mental hospital of fraud

Louie Torres Jan. 17, 2017, 11:59am

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

JeeTops manufacturer accuses Dow Chemical of intentional misrepresentation

Michael Abella Oct. 11, 2016, 11:39am

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Legal Newsline) — The manufacturer of Jeetops is suing Dow Chemical, alleging alleging intentional misrepresentation.

Seventh Circuit sanctions plaintiffs attorney for filing case in Arkansas

Rebecca Campbell Sep. 8, 2016, 11:05am

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has imposed sanctions on a plaintiff attorney after he filed litigation in an Arkansas state court where the case allegedly had no connection to Arkansas.

Federal court: Debt relief law firms not exempt from CFPB’s authority

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 25, 2016, 12:53pm

A Wisconsin federal judge recently ruled that the owners of two law firms offering debt relief services may be held liable by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for allegedly violating federal consumer protection laws.

Legal wrangling over Wis. DA’s probe into Walker recall campaign continues; nonprofit targeted by investigation files class action against prosecutor

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 17, 2016, 2:43pm

The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, one of the targets of Milwaukee County District Attorney Mike Chisholm’s “John Doe” investigation, claims the district attorney, his employees and some state board staffers illegally seized the institute’s digital records during the now-stalled criminal probe that alleged “illegal coordination” of campaign funding by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and 29 independent nonprofits.

Seventh Circuit rules against health-care software company in case over arbitration agreement

Jessica Karmasek Jun. 6, 2016, 12:28pm

Epic Systems required certain groups of employees to agree to bring any wage-and-hour claims against the Wisconsin-based company only through individual arbitration. The agreement did not permit collective arbitration or collective action in any other forum.

Montana farmers sue company over low-quality bull semen

Jessica Karmasek Apr. 21, 2016, 8:40am

The Big Horn County residents filed their lawsuit against Genex Cooperative Inc. in state court in February. The company, in a filing this month, requested the lawsuit be moved to federal court.

Fromm Family Foods sued over alleged mislabeling of products

Robbie Hargett Jan. 13, 2016, 1:38pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California resident is suing a pet food company over claims it mislabeled certain products as being made in the U.S.

Wisconsin targets federal nutrition officials

Robbie Hargett Aug. 13, 2015, 1:45pm

The state of Wisconsin is suring federal food and nutrition officials in a controversy involving drug testing of welfare recipients.

Windsor Window Company sued after defective product claims

Daniel Daw Apr. 14, 2015, 1:38pm

Patricia Hillestad and Jeff Kluin filed a claim Thursday against Windsor Window Company on defective product charges to the U.S. District Court of Western Wisconsin.

Supporters of new Wis. chief justice amendment want Abrahamson’s lawsuit tossed

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 14, 2015, 12:45pm

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - A coalition of Wisconsin voters want a federal lawsuit filed by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson to be dismissed.

Wisc. excavating company ordered to pay $25,000

Mark Payne Dec. 16, 2014, 12:43pm

Speilvogel & Sons Excavating, Inc. will pay back more than $25,000 in surcharges, court costs and forfeitures for allegedly improperly installing a retaining structure on Lake Michigan, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Monday.