A class of people accusing an Indiana-based insurance company of rescinding job offers to applicants after receiving their consumer reports urged the Seventh Circuit to revive their lawsuit Tuesday, saying they should have been able to pursue its adverse action claim even if U.S. Supreme Court precedent killed their claim over procedural error.
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7th Circ. Urged To Revive Class Suit Over Background Checks

A class of people accusing an Indiana-based insurance company of rescinding job offers to applicants after receiving their consumer reports urged the Seventh Circuit to revive their lawsuit Tuesday, saying they should have been able to pursue its adverse action claim even if U.S. Supreme Court precedent killed their claim over procedural error. Read more »

Ill. Steakhouse Server Deal Receives Praise Before Final OK

A federal judge on Tuesday offered promising remarks to settling parties in a class action accusing Chicago steakhouse Lawry’s The Prime Rib of forcing its servers to study for mandatory assessments without pay, saying it is “highly likely” their deal will receive final approval once they slightly tweak their pleading. Read more »

Allstate TCPA Suit Passes Spokeo Test, Judge Says

Allstate Insurance Co. and one of its agents cannot escape a proposed Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action, an Illinois federal judge said Tuesday, finding that the suit met the injury standard set by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Spokeo decision. Read more »

Justices Refuse Insurer's Costs Case In Junk-Fax Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to consider a Seventh Circuit decision that federal court was not the place to try to collect a Canadian legal costs award in a long-running dispute between Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Co. and CE Design Ltd. over junk faxes. Read more »

LITIGATION

Cab Co. Says Bankruptcy Trustee's Suit Based On Falsehoods

A lawsuit filed by a Chapter 7 trustee in the bankruptcy of Chicago's Yellow Cab Affiliation Inc. accusing one of its subsidiaries of stashing assets contains too many plainly false allegations to go forward, the subsidiary said Tuesday. Read more »

Patient Says AbbVie's New Trial Needs To Be On All Claims

A patient has urged an Illinois federal court to order a new trial on all of his claims rather than maintain its decision to hold a new trial on just one claim in the first bellwether case to reach a verdict in multidistrict litigation over testosterone replacement therapies including AbbVie Inc.’s AndroGel, noting the court determined the jury verdict awarding him $150 million in punitive damages was inconsistent. Read more »

DEALS

Real Estate Rumors: Blackstone, Angelo Gordon, GGP

Blackstone is said to have sold an Illinois office property for $47 million, Angelo Gordon has reportedly sold a Florida apartment complex for $64 million, and mall real estate investment trust GGP is said to have bought an Illinois Macy's store for $25 million and leased it back to the retailer. Read more »

PEOPLE

Former NLRB Chair Miscimarra Returns To Morgan Lewis

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP announced Tuesday that labor attorney Philip Miscimarra has returned to the firm after serving more than four years as a member of the National Labor Relations Board and nearly all of 2017 as the NLRB chairman. Read more »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

Feature

Russia, Ukraine Ties Mark Ex-Skadden Atty Snared By Mueller

Six years ago, Skadden associate Alex van der Zwaan was just one of several junior members of a firm team that wrote a controversial report about the prosecution of an ex-Ukrainian prime minister — a lucrative job arranged by Paul Manafort, now a Russia probe defendant. But van der Zwaan’s client list belies any junior lawyer status. Read more »

Ex-Skadden Atty Pleads Guilty To Lying In Mueller Probe

A former Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP lawyer pled guilty Tuesday to lying to officials in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Read more »

Pro Bono Spotlight

Akin Gump Secures Asylum For US Military Interpreter

Afghan native Abdul Samey Honaryar should not have spent a year detained in the custody of the same government he served as a war zone translator, his Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP attorneys told Law360. Read more »

Feature

15 Minutes With Discover Financial Services' General Counsel

Kelly McNamara Corley, who has served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Discover Financial Services since 2008, shared with Law360 how the company prioritizes diversity and inclusion and what keeps her up at night, as technology continues to develop rapidly. Read more »

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