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Posted on June 20th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., Inc., (United States Bankruptcy Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division) (May 29, 2018) Caesars is asking for bankruptcy protections. However, during the course of organizing creditors, two parties are claiming ownership of a particular liability. Now, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois has ruled on parts …

Posted on June 18th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Winfield v. City of New York (Case No. 15-cv-05236, (S.D.N.Y. May 10, 2018), New York Magistrate Judge Katherine H. Parker denied Plaintiff’s request to take a “quick” look at Defendant’s 3,300-page privilege log. Instead, the judge ordered that a special master review the documents. Winfield involves plaintiffs who are seeking redress for alleged discrimination in …

Posted on June 15th, 2018 by smack

Judge Saral Ellis from the Northern District of Illinois U.S. District Court ruled that car website—CarGurus—was not liable under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) after the plaintiff received a text message. In Serban v. CarGurus, Inc., Iarina Serban filed a claim after receiving an unsolicited text message from the website. The plaintiff claimed that …

Posted on June 13th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Hawa v. Coatesville Area School District (CASD), the defendant’s motion to shift costs of recovering records was denied. Abdallah Hawa and Teresa Powell were previously employed by the defendant, CASD. After discovering what they claimed were racist text messages between CASD administration, the women filed employment discrimination and retaliation claims. When discovery began on …

Posted on June 11th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Texas Brine Co., LLC v. Dow Chem. Co., No 15-1102, 2017 WL 5625812 (E.D. La. Nov. 21, 2017), the Eastern District of Louisiana found that carbon copying (CC) legal counsel does not automatically protect that communication as privileged. This issue was evaluated by Magistrate Judge Janis van Meerveld when the defendant challenged Plaintiff’s privilege …

Posted on June 8th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Nece v. Quicken Loans, Inc. (Case No. 8:16-cv-2605-T-23CPT) (United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division), Eileen Nece (the plaintiff) filed a lawsuit against Quicken Loans, Inc. (the defendant) over allegations that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Nece submitted four forms on Quicken’s website in December 2012 and also emailed quicken …