Courts & Cases

Cans of LaCroix flavored sparkling water. Last week, a federal judge in Chicago ruled the company that makes LaCroix failed to substantiate claims it made in a motion for sanctions filed against a woman and her lawyers who contested LaCroix’s “all-natural” branding in a proposed class-action lawsuit. – Marc Karlinsky

Judge declines sanctions in LaCroix water suit

A federal judge declined to sanction a woman and her lawyers for pursuing what the maker of LaCroix Sparkling Water maintains is a smear campaign.

Stevens praised as ‘brilliant man’ at SCOTUS ceremony

Retired Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens was remembered as a “brilliant man” with a “deep devotion to the rule of law” during a ceremony today at the court where he served for nearly 35 years.

Boats ‘operate’ on federal water, sinking city’s bid for tax revenue

The city can’t dock a boat tour company nearly $3.3 million for unpaid taxes, a state appeals court found.

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Out-of-state defense falls in debt case

Between four and five years after Jean Schellenger last made a payment on a Home Depot credit card issued by Citibank that could only be used to purchase merchandise from Home Depot, the bank’s assignee, Midland Funding LLC, sued her for $3,151 — but she fired back with a class-action counterclaim arguing the lawsuit was barred by the four-year statute of limitations set by Section 2-725 of the Uniform Commercial Code for contracts involving the sale of goods.

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