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The contentious biometric privacy realm in Illinois could be affected by two cases making their way through the state appellate courts this year, and the Illinois Supreme Court is also set to decide whether a single home office in Cook County is enough to anchor an injury suit there and to settle an issue of successor liability. Here, Law360 breaks down five Illinois cases to watch in the second half of the year.
Yelp has asked the Ninth Circuit to consider a couple of new decisions that strengthen its argument for upholding dismissal of a suit claiming the review giant is liable for texts that Buffalo Wild Wings sent out to customers using its software.
Fiat Chrysler and Bosch have asked a federal judge to reject an attempt by consumers in California, Florida and Texas to collect a "windfall" after opting out of a $307 million settlement in multidistrict litigation accusing the companies of rigging diesel vehicles with emissions-cheating devices.
The U.S. Department of Justice has told a D.C. federal court it allowed T-Mobile to keep about 11,000 subscribers from Sprint's prepaid mobile business that were supposed to be divested to Dish Network as a concession to T-Mobile and Sprint's $56 billion merger.
A U.S. Bank customer leading a proposed class action over bank fees has asked a California federal judge to reconsider her decision to move the suit to arbitration, arguing the judge used legal reasoning the Ninth Circuit rejected in recent cases.