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Toyota Class Action filed in Cook County

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Playboy shareholders vs. Hugh Hefner

A class action lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging that Hugh Hefner rejected two offers to purchase the magazine empire - which has been fledgling in recent years, unlike in the late '90s when its stock sold for as much as $36 per share - because he insisted on dying in the mansion and other perks.

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Class Action Lawsuit: AT&T won't refund bogus charges

A class action lawsuit has been filed against AT&T for alleged bogus and unauthorized directory assistance charges.

Jeffrey Hickel says that when he noticed a $5.00 charge for "Network Connections USA" on his November 2008 phone bill, he called AT&T who "claimed ignorance of the charge." The customer service representative stated that AT&T had been told by Network Connections to put the charge on Hickel's bill for an unspecified service.

Hickel then contacted Network Connections directly and learned it was a prepaid directory assistance service.  Hickel informed Network Connections that he never ordered or authorized the service and wanted it removed from his bill.  When Hickel reviewed all of his past statements, he noticed the $5.00 charge first appeared in September 2007. 

AT&T removed the charge from Hickel's bill but never refunded him for the past charges, despite his repeated demands and their promises to do so, the complaint states. 

The complaint notes that billing customers for telecommunication services that the customers never ordered or authorized is known as "cramming."

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Lawsuit: Baby monitor invades privacy

A man is suing in a class action complaint filed today after he discovered that he could see and hear into neighbors' homes, and vice versa, by way of a common baby monitor.

Wes Denkov says that six months after he purchased the "Summer Day and Night Video Monitor" to monitor his infant son, his next door neighbor and parent of newborn twins informed him that the video and audio from Denkov's monitor was being received on the neighbor's monitor.

According to the complaint, when the neighbor's unit was on a particular channel, Denkov's baby's room was completely visible and all conversation within the room could be heard by the neighbor. The complaint also states that Denkov and his wife would enter the baby's room at all hours of the day and night and his wife would often breast-feed the baby in the room.

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Lawsuit: Best Buy lies

A class action lawsuit was filed yesterday against Best Buy alleging that its "Price Match Guarantee" is a fraud.

According to the complaint, the store has an undisclosed "Anti-Price Matching Policy" disseminated from corporate headquarters and there are even financial bonuses for denying price match requests.  The complaint describes an in-store kiosk that brings consumers to an essentially fake website with higher in store prices.

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Burr Oak Cemetery Litigation Update

A hearing was held yesterday regarding the reopening of Burr Oak Cemetery, where employees were charged with digging up and reselling plots. 

Attorneys for the cemetery have asked for $500,000 to reopen it and the receiver in charge of the property has already received $50,000 so far.  But, yesterday, Judge Martin Agran decided to put off the decision to release the remaining $450,000 to September 22nd.

To read more about yesterday's hearing, click here.

 

----FURTHER INFORMATION RELATED TO THIS MATTER BELOW----

To view a copy of the most recently filed complaint in the LAW division, click here.

For a listing of complaints filed against Burr Oak and related defendants in the LAW division, click here. (Copies of complaints are not available at this link but you can see filings and case information summary for each filing.)

Note: The law division case is not officially consolidated but they are being heard by Judge Flanagan and the next hearing date is September 2nd.

 

To view a copy of the one of the earliest filed complaints in the CHANCERY division, click here.

For a listing of complaints filed against Burr Oak and related defendants in the CHANCERY division, click here.(Copies of complaints are not available at this link but you can see filings and case information summary for each filing.)

 

 

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