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Husch Blackwell LLP | USA | 3 Aug 2016

Northern District of Illinois Denies Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration in Take-Home Exposure Case

In May 2016, we reported the Northern District of Illinois’ decision in Neumann v. Borg-Warner Morse Tec LLC, No. 15-C-10507, 2016 WL 930662 (N.D


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 17 Oct 2011

Local patent rules do not trump Rule 8 pleading requirements

Judge Hibbler granted plaintiff Groupon's motion to strike defendant MobGob's affirmative defenses and to dismiss MobGob's counterclaims, and denied MobGob's motion to dismiss Groupon's claim in this patent dispute involving online marketing systems.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 14 Oct 2011

Purely economic injury sufficient for trans fat suit against Quaker Oats to continue

A federal court in Illinois has determined that a plaintiff claiming that he would not have paid a premium for a product advertised as “heart healthy,” “0 grams trans fat” and “wholesome” had he known it actually contained trans fats, has standing to pursue his false advertising claims under state law.


Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | 7 Oct 2011

State's significant control over in-home service providers makes it an employer

The Illinois Department of Human Services runs two programs that provide in-home care to Illinois residents.


Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | 27 Sep 2011

With no effectual pre-deprivation remedy, adequate post-deprivation remedies satisfy due process concerns

An Illinois statute regulates prison commissaries’ sale of goods to inmates.


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.


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 4 Oct 2010

Court strictly applies the horizontal common enterprise test for what is a security

On September 27th, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed plaintiff's securities fraud claims for failing to plead the purchase or sale of a security.

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