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Tying Arrangement Does Not Violate Antitrust Law, Illinois Federal Judge Rules
Posted on 18 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - A federal judge in Illinois on March 13 dismissed a class action filed by a purchaser against a concert promoter who claimed that the promoter illegally tied ticket sales to parking fees in violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive... Read More

Illinois Federal Judge Certifies Class Suing Over Faxed Ads
Posted on 18 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge on March 13 certified a class of recipients of faxed advertisements from a medical billing company that allegedly did not have prior express permission or an established business relationship (Florence Mussat, M.D.... Read More

Federal Judge Says Credit Card Suit Against Target Can Proceed
Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - In a putative class action in which a plaintiff says Target Corp. violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) by including her credit card expiration date on receipts, a federal judge in Illinois on March 30 denied Target's... Read More

Settlement Between Kraft, 401(k) Class In Investment Lawsuit Gets Final Approval
Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - A federal magistrate judge in Illinois on June 26 granted final approval to a $9.5 million settlement between Kraft Foods Global Inc. and participants in its 401(k) plan on claims that plan fiduciaries violated the Employee Retirement Income... Read More

Judge Will Not Reconsider Decision To Strike, Deny Does' Motions To Quash
Posted on 20 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge in a June 19 minute order denied a motion by Internet service provider (ISP) Comcast Cable Communications LLC to reconsider a magistrate judge's denial of two accused Doe downloaders' motions to quash discovery... Read More

2 Illinois Prisoners Allege Class Was Tortured, Forced To Confess To Crimes
Posted on 17 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - Two Illinois prisoners filed a class action petition for relief under the Illinois Post-Conviction Hearing Act on Oct. 16 in the Cook County Circuit Court, alleging that they and others were coerced through physical abuse into confessing to... Read More

Illinois Federal Judge Approves Settlement Amount For Unpaid Overtime Claims
Posted on 23 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - While an Illinois federal judge on Oct. 19 approved the total dollar amount of a $49,000 settlement of class action wage-and-hour claims by employees of a nonprofit social services company, he denied a request to keep the settlement confidential... Read More

Illinois Federal Judge Denies Airline's Motion To Dismiss Delayed-Flight Claims
Posted on 6 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge on Nov. 1 denied an airline's motion to dismiss a Texas couple's breach of contract claim alleging failure to compensate them for a delayed flight as required by the airline's conditions of contract and... Read More

Illinois Judge Quashes Subpoena Sought By Google In Copyright Case
Posted on 7 May 2013 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - Efforts by a class of photographers and artists to compel a company that compiles television programming information to provide its data in a New York copyright action against Google Inc. were denied May 6 by an Illinois federal judge (American... Read More

Spoliation Issue A Matter For Trial, Magistrate Judge Says In Denying Sanctions
Posted on 21 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - The issue of whether employees at the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) willfully destroyed mail receipts requested by a plaintiff inmate is a matter for trial, a federal magistrate judge in Illinois ruled March 20 in denying... Read More

Putative Class Sues Bankrupt Peregrine For Allegedly Commingling Funds
Posted on 17 Jul 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - A putative class of customers who invested money with bankrupt Peregrine Financial Group Inc. sued CEO Russell R. Wasendorf Sr. and other principals on July 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleging that they... Read More

Illinois Federal Judge Denies Motion to Vacate Chicago Schools' 1998 Judgment
Posted on 24 Jul 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge on July 19 refused a motion by the Board of Education of the City of Chicago (CPS) to decertify a class of disabled students and vacate the judgment that CPS agreed to in 1998 and again in 2010, calling the motion "meritless"... Read More

Magistrate Judge Denies Sanctions Request For Deleted Emails
Posted on 13 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A federal magistrate judge in Illinois on Nov. 9 denied a plaintiff's request to impose sanctions against an insurance company over its deletion of emails after finding that they were deleted more than a year before the company... Read More

Illinois Federal Judge Refuses To Dismiss Class Suit Over Debt Collection Calls
Posted on 15 Aug 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge on Aug. 10 denied a motion to dismiss a class complaint filed by two Illinois men who allege that they received automated phone calls to their cell phones from a debt collection company seeking to collect money from... Read More

Restaurant Employees Seeking Wages For Untipped Duties Granted Class Certification
Posted on 15 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - Three restaurant employees may proceed with their class complaint accusing their employer of paying them a "tipped" wage for time spent performing "untipped" duties, an Illinois federal judge ruled Nov. 14, granting class... Read More

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