Judge Grants Partial Cert., Further Trims 'Empire' Filming Row

Law360 (June 10, 2021, 10:03 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Thursday let four classes pursue narrowed claims over "modest disruptions" detainees say they experienced when Twentieth Century Fox filmed parts of the show "Empire" in a Cook County juvenile detention center.

U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer gave class treatment to half of the proposed groups that detainees of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center sought to certify in their renewed attempt to move forward with a class action alleging they were treated unfairly and Fox unfairly profited when parts of the show were filmed there in 2015.

But the classes will be pursuing an even...

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