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Federal Judge Grants Injunction Prohibiting Litigation In China
Posted on 17 Aug 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge on Aug. 16 adopted a magistrate's report and recommendation to grant an Illinois company's request for preliminary injunction enjoining a company from pursuing litigation against it in China in relation to purchase... Read More

Supplemental Expert Reports Permitted In Coating Exposure Personal Injury Lawsuit
Posted on 30 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - Motions to exclude testimony and expert supplemental reports about electronic cigarette use filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by a commercial truck driver who alleges respiratory injuries from exposure to... Read More

Federal Judge Confirms Award Issued By Court Of Arbitration Of Barcelona
Posted on 25 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge on March 21 confirmed a Spanish arbitration award issued in favor of a cultural forum, finding that a council failed to show that the court lacked jurisdiction over the confirmation proceedings and failed to submit... Read More

Experts Nixed In Fatal Illinois Railroad Crash For Lacking Support
Posted on 16 Jul 2012 by Mealeys

PEORIA, Ill. - Two plaintiff railroad safety experts lacked factual and scientific support for their opinions about when a train's horn and warnings were used before it crashed into a car stalled in a crossing, killing the car's driver, a federal... Read More

Illinois Federal Judge Rejects Motions To Dismiss Suit Over Calls To Cell Phones
Posted on 2 Jan 2013 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge on Dec. 31 denied a motion to dismiss a class complaint accusing Caribbean Cruise Line Inc. (CCL) and several other companies of making unsolicited phone calls to people's cell phones using automated dialing technology... Read More

Federal Judge Grants Class Certification To Some ERISA Fiduciary Duty Claims
Posted on 27 Sep 2012 by Mealeys

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - A federal judge in Illinois on Sept. 24 granted class certification on breach of fiduciary duty claims by participants in retirement plans sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMC) related to excessive fees and company stock funds... Read More

Mealey's Class Actions Bulletin: Little Tucker Act Does Not Waive Government’s Sovereign Immunity
Posted on 13 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Little Tucker Act doesn't waive the U.S. government's sovereign immunity when it comes to damages actions filed under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C.S. § 1681 , (FCRA), a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled... Read More

Judge Rules On Summary Judgment, Class Certification Motions In Reimbursement Suit
Posted on 15 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - In separate opinions issued Oct. 12, an Illinois federal judge issued rulings on motions for summary judgment and for judgment on the pleadings and declined to grant class certification to 32 proposed classes in a wrongful reimbursement suit... Read More

Illinois Federal Judge Rules Class Claims Insufficient In Treated-Wood Lawsuit
Posted on 25 Jan 2013 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - Class claims in a second amended complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for alleged property damage from the marketing of chromated copper arsenate treated wood were stricken Jan. 24, but failure-to... Read More

Illinois Federal Judge Rejects Motion To Strike New Class Definition
Posted on 31 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal magistrate judge on Oct. 30 denied an employer's motion to strike a new class definition in a racial discrimination suit filed by its employees and ordered the employer to instead respond to the plaintiffs' motion... Read More