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Prior Cases:  (Note:  Blue text below will link you to Court decisions and Orders)

Las, et al., v. District Towing, Inc., et al., Case No. 12-CV-5538, U.S. District Court, Northern District, Illinois

We have settled claims against District Towing, Inc. and other related entities alleging a failure to pay Illinois truck drivers and dispatch employes straight time and overtime compensation for all hours they worked.  A copy of the settlement agreement is available here.

Eggins et al. v. Express, LLC, Case No. 10 CH 38970, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois

We have settled claims against Express on behalf of all hourly and managerial employees who worked at Express retail stores in Illinois and were required to work “off-the-clock”. We alleged that Express required its employees to complete a nightly bank deposit after the end of his or her shift and while the employees were “clocked out”, thereby causing the employees to work without pay or compensation in violation of Illinois law.

E.E.O.C. v. Bice of Chicago, 229 F.R.D. 581 (N.D. Ill. 2005)(Title VII national origin discrimination)

Harwell v. Morton’s Restaurant Group, Inc., Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (2008) (wage and hour claims for restaurant server compensation and wages)

Hull v. Board of Trustees of University of Illinois at Chicago, 2001 WL 811144 (N.D.Ill.2001) (Title VII gender discrimination)

J.F. Walker Co., Inc. v. Commercial Wholesale, 658 N.E.2d 542 (Ill. App. 1st Dist. 1993) (breach of contract)

Jackson, et al. v. Carniceria, et al.  (federal credit card statute)

Lewis v. Giordano’s, 921 N.E.2d 740 (Ill. App. 1st Dist. 2009)(wage and hour class action for restaurant server compensation and wages)

Menke v. Monchecourt, 17 F.3d 1007 (7th Cir. 1994) (consumer fraud)

Name of Plaintiff redacted vs. Rohm & Haas (N.D. Ill, 2007)(gender discrimination in employee benefits – click case name for opinion)

Novakovic v. Samutin, 820 N.E.2d 967 (Ill. App. 1st Dist. 2005)(consumer fraud, employee vs. independent contractor classification)

Paket Corporation v. General Casualty of Illinois, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (2007)(bad faith in denial of insurance coverage, consumer fraud)

Paunescu v. Immigration And Naturalization Service, 76 F. Supp. 2d 896 (N.D.Ill. 1999) (Immigration)

Sanchez v. Prudential Pizza, Inc., et al. 33 IER Cases 14, 2011 WL 5373976 (Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Title VII retaliation).

Smith v. Arturo’s Tacos (federal credit card statute)

Watkins v. City of Chicago, 992 F.Supp. 971 (N.D.1998) (Title VII race discrimination)

Yaakoby v. EagleRider, et al., Case No. 9-CV-5772, U.S. District Court, Northern District, Illinois

We have settled claims against EagleRider and related entities, on behalf of our client on a class-wide basis, under the federal Fair And Accurate Credit Transactions Act (“FACTA”). We defeated Eaglerider’s response that our clients waived those claims when they signed release at the point of purchase.  See, Corrected Order on S.J. 11.10.10.pdf  Plaintiffs alleged that Defendants violated that federal statute by failing to block out the credit card number and expiration dates on credit or debit card receipts provided to the customer.

Articles:

“Trial required on scope of broad releases”, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Article, 1–11-2011

“Pizzeria Erred in Talking About Lie Detector Test”, Courthouse News Service, 11-14-2011

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