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A series of lawsuits filed in an Illinois state court last week accuse Pittsburgh-based Minto Law Group LLC of botching up to $50 million worth of lawsuits against a former Seyfarth Shaw LLP attorney accused of duping clients into investing in a massive tax shelter scheme.
An Illinois federal judge on Friday threw out a putative class action accusing pet food manufacturer WellPet of putting a “made in the USA” label on its packages of dog food when some of the vitamins and minerals used in the food was sourced outside the U.S., saying the consumer behind the suit hadn’t successfully claimed he was damaged.
An Illinois federal judge sentenced a Chicago-area chiropractor, his father and his brother to lengthy prison terms Monday after the three admitted to running a $29 million health care fraud scheme out of the chiropractor’s office.
An Illinois federal magistrate judge on Friday refused a putative class of consumers' document preservation subpoenas in a suit alleging Tyson Foods Inc. and other poultry producers colluded to increase the price of chickens by limiting their production and exchanging pricing details through a third party.
Johnson & Johnson, Novartis and Takeda Pharmaceutical are among those interested in buying Brazil's Hypermarcas, Albertsons is looking into a takeover of Whole Foods, and private equity firm Abraaj Group hopes to raise up to $4.5 billion before the end of June so it can hold a first close on what will ultimately be its largest-ever investment fund.