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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 2 Sep 2011

CERCLA claim dismissed for failure to adequately plead alter-ego or successor liability

A federal court in Illinois has dismissed a CERCLA contribution claim because the plaintiff could not establish liability under either an alter-ego or successor liability theory.

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Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 20 Jul 2011

Suit against unidentified defendants was "problematic" with potential for "abuse"

Judge Shadur dismissed this case without prejudice as to all defendants based upon plaintiff's failure to serve any of the 300 Doe defendants within the required 120 days pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m).

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Foley & Lardner LLP | USA | 18 Jul 2011

Illinois Appellate Court reaffirms that Illinois Interest Act does not prohibit use of 365360 interest calculation method

In a July 12, 2011, opinion, the First District of the Illinois Appellate Court once again held that the Interest Act did not prohibit a lender from using a 365360 basis to calculate interest, so long as the method of calculation is clearly set forth in the note.

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Arent Fox LLP | USA | 18 Jul 2011

Developments in intercarrier compensation

On July 12, 2011, the Nebraska Public Service Commission agreed to partially dismiss a complaint filed by AT&T Communications of the Midwest, Inc. against two Nebraska rural local exchange carriers (RLECs), Hooper Telephone Company and Hartington Telecommunications Co., Inc., with which it has reached a settlement agreement over an access charge dispute.

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Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 1 Jul 2011

Infringement claims against corporate officers require active participation

Judge Coleman granted the individual defendants' and Aslan Financial Group's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b) motion to dismiss plaintiff Free Green Can's trademark infringement and related state law claims.

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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 28 Apr 2011

Transmission capabilities at issue in baby monitor litigation; claims to proceed

A federal court in Illinois has denied in part and granted in part a motion to dismiss a second amended complaint alleging that unencrypted baby video monitors should have been labeled and sold as such and that omitting this information violated consumer fraud laws.

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Dechert LLP | USA | 18 Apr 2011

State appeals court finds personal jurisdiction over foreign part maker

An Illinois appeals court recently held that Illinois courts may exercise jurisdiction over a French manufacturer of helicopter parts.

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Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP | USA | 28 Mar 2011

Illinois court dismisses Clean Air Act claims.

An Illinois federal district court recently dismissed, in part, a complaint alleging Clean Air Act (CAA) violations at six coal-fired power plants in Illinois.

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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP | USA | 11 Mar 2011

False confidential witness information warrants reconsideration and dismissal in securities class action

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted a motion for reconsideration pursuant to Rule 54(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on the ground that the court's previous order denying a dismissal motion relied on false information concerning a confidential witness's position and personal knowledge

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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | 8 Oct 2010

Mere accessibility of alleged confusingly similar website in Illinois does not satisfy Calder "expressly aimed" test

Mobile Anesthesiologists Chicago ("Chicago") provides on-site anesthesia services, is based in Chicago, has been in business for 15 years, registered the website www.mobileanesthesiologists.com, registered Mobile Anesthesiologists as a federal trademark, and has affiliate offices in other U.S. cities, including Houston.