Suit accuses the City of Chicago of “towing without telling”

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A lawsuit filed June 11, 2019 accuses the City of Chicago of “towing without telling.”  That is, towing and impounding thousands of vehicles without sending motorist the proper notice.  According to the suit, “the City is disposing of citizens’ vehicles without telling them and keeping the proceeds of the sale.”  Among other things, the suit… Read more »

City sued for issuing duplicative City sticker tickets

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On November 29, 2018, a lawsuit was filed against the City of Chicago accusing it of issuing more than one City sticker ticket to the same vehicle on the same day.  According to the suit, filed by the law firm of Myron M. Cherry & Associates, LLC, this practice is specifically prohibited by Chicago’s own… Read more »

Myron M. Cherry & Associates, LLC Files Suit Against the City of Chicago for Imposing Excessive Fines and Penalties on Motorists

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On July 17, 2018, Myron M. Cherry & Associates filed a class action lawsuit against the City of Chicago alleging that it assessed fines and penalties for parking, standing and compliance violations in excess of what is allowed under the law.  According to the suit, Illinois law set a cap of $250 for fines and… Read more »

Judge Approves $125 Million Settlement of Class Action Against the City of Chicago Regarding Its Speed and Red-light Camera Program

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On February 26, 2018, a Judge in Chicago approved an unprecedented $125 Million settlement of a class action against the City of Chicago relating to the operation of its controversial speed and red light camera program.  The suit alleged that the City ignored the requirement under its own municipal code to issue the appropriate notice… Read more »

Myron M. Cherry & Associates Files Lawsuit Against the City of Chicago for Illegal Distracted Driver Tickets

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On August 1, 2017, Myron M. Cherry & Associates filed a class action lawsuit against the City of Chicago on behalf of motorists who have been ticketed for distracted driving alleging that the City illegally stacked the deck against them in order to pocket millions of dollars in fines.  According to the suit, Illinois law… Read more »

Jacie C. Zolna to Receive the United States District Court’s Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service

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The United States District Court, in conjunction with the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, awarded Jacie C. Zolna, a partner at Myron M. Cherry & Associates, LLC, with their annual Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service. The Award is presented to area attorneys for their contributions in helping those most in need… Read more »

Settlement of Class Action against Uber Providing Full Refunds to Consumers is Approved by Federal Judge

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A Federal Judge in San Francisco granted final approval of a class action settlement in a lawsuit against Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”). The lawsuit alleged that Uber charged a 20% fee above the metered fare for each ride that it misrepresented as a “gratuity” that is automatically added “for the driver,” but instead retained a… Read more »

Judge Approves $2 Million Settlement of Lawsuit Brought by Myron M. Cherry & Associates on Behalf of United Airlines Management Pilots

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On February 10, 2017, a Federal Judge in Chicago granted final approval of a $2 Million settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by management pilots at United Airline against their union, Air Line Pilots Association, International (“ALPA”). The suit alleged that ALPA breached its duty of fair representation in connection with the distribution of… Read more »

City of Chicago’s “review” notices for speed and red light camera tickets nothing but a “scam”

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In late December of 2016, the City of Chicago began issuing “review” notices to motorists previously accused of speed and red light camera violations which purport to allow them another opportunity to contest violations that allegedly occurred years ago.  Don’t be fooled.  This is not some altruistic effort by the City, but rather an effort… Read more »

Lawsuit Against the City of Chicago Seeking Refund of Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Speed and Red Light Camera Fines and Penalties is Granted Class Action Status

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On November 2, 2016, a Judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois found that a lawsuit against the City of Chicago challenging the legality of its speed and red light camera enforcement program can proceed as a class action.  The suit alleges that the City of Chicago ignored the requirement under its own… Read more »