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7th Cir. Rules Class Settlements Do Not Bar Objector’s Fees Without Express Agreement
  • Maurice Wutscher LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that, unless the parties to a class action settlement agreement expressly agree


7th Circuit reverses district court, holds settlement with debt collector moots claims against law firm
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2018

On August 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit vacated a district court’s decision, holding that a consumer who settled with a debt


7th Cir. Rejects FDCPA Claim That ‘May’ Meant ‘Will’
  • Maurice Wutscher LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently concluded that collection letters sent to consumers offering to settle their debt but


"Notwithstanding Anything to the Contrary" Language Disputed in Recent Case
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • August 15 2018

Drafters frequently use language such as “Notwithstanding anything in this section or in this agreement” to emphasize and make clear the


7th Circuit says inspection company that left door hangers is not a debt collector
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2018

On August 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling that a company (defendant) that performed inspections for


Trimming the Employer's Arguments, the Seventh Circuit Upholds Claim of Male-on-Male Harassment under Title VII
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • August 14 2018

While there have been cases where conduct was found to be "sexual horseplay" that could give rise to tort liability, but not discrimination, asserting


Fifth Circuit Holds Lease To Be a Secured Loan
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2018

A purported conditional sale agreement “created a security interest rather than a lease,” held the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Aug


Must Commissions Be Paid?
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • July 30 2018

Many wage laws and jurisdictions give deference to employment agreements or even past employer practices when determining when commissions are


Sixth Circuit Panel Endorses “Broad View” of Class Certification in Toxic Tort Case
  • Manko Gold Katcher & Fox
  • USA
  • July 24 2018

Rule 23(c)(4) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides that, “when appropriate, an action may be brought or maintained as a class action


7th Cir. Holds Pl’s Recovery of Less Than Pre-Trial Settlement Offers Does Not Justify Denying Atty Fees
  • Maurice Wutscher LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that a trial court abused its discretion in denying attorney’s fees to a prevailing