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Auto-dial suit settles for $8.7 million

The Chicago Tribune reported that “Discover Financial Services was accused of repeatedly making automated and prerecorded calls to cellphone users without their permission” and settled the class action claim for $8.7 million. Unwanted phone calls to your cellular phone can be a problem you don’t have to live with.  Congress tried to end these unwanted(…)

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Cabbie’s suit: Mayor ‘hypocritical’ for holding drivers below the minimum wage

Melissa Callahan, a cabdriver, is suing the City of Chicago for making it impossible for cabbies to earn even the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. On February 26, Melissa held a press conference, joined by a group of cabbies and her lawyers from Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan to explain why Mayor Emanuel is(…)

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News on CPS lawsuit

From Catalyst Chicago: In the two lawsuits filed in federal court Wednesday to try to slow down or stop school closings, the central charge is that special education students will be disproportionately hurt by the actions. This, according to the lawsuits, is a violation of the American Disabilities Act. More than 5,000 students are enrolled(…)

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