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 »

City of Chicago Can’t Spin Straw Into Gold, Suit Says

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A lawsuit challenges a new Chicago ordinance intended to turn hundreds of millions of dollars worth of invalid speed and red light camera tickets into brand new debts.  Mayor Emanuel can’t have his fairy tale ending. In an effort to avoid the consequences of a high-stakes lawsuit filed by motorists, the City of Chicago, at… Read more »

Judge Preliminarily Approves Class Action Settlement on Behalf of Former Male Inmates Unlawfully Detained After Acquittal

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On April 4, 2016, a Federal Judge in Chicago preliminarily approved a settlement of a class action brought on behalf of a group of former male inmates who were found not guilty or otherwise acquitted of the charges brought against them.  The suit alleged that the Sheriff of Cook County unlawfully detained class members after… Read more »

Judge Allows Class Action Lawsuit to Proceed Against the City of Chicago for Allegedly Denying Motorists Due Process and Appropriate Notice in Issuing Speed and Red Light Camera Tickets

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On February 19, 2016, a Circuit Court Judge in Chicago allowed a class action to go forward against the City of Chicago relating to the operation of its controversial speed and red light camera program.  The suit alleges that the City ignored the requirement under its own municipal code to issue the appropriate notice to… Read more »

Federal Judge Rules That Class Action Lawsuit Alleging That the Sheriff of Cook County Unlawfully Detains Free Men After Being Acquitted May Proceed to Trial

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On January 7, 2016, a Federal Judge in Chicago ruled that a class action lawsuit alleging that the Sheriff of Cook County unlawfully detains free men after they are acquitted may proceed to trial.  The lawsuit alleges that the Sheriff’s Office does not have any procedures in place to differentiate between detainees who were found not-guilty… Read more »

Judge Grants Class Certification in Consumer Fraud Suit Against Uber

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A Federal Judge in San Francisco ruled that a lawsuit against Uber can proceed as a class action over allegations that the ride service misled its customers about how it shares gratuities with drivers. On December 2, 2015, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen certified a class of Uber customers who received Uber’s representation that the additional… Read more »