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October 24, 2017

U.S. Chamber Applauds Senate Vote to Undo CFPB’s Arbitration Rule

‘The way due process is supposed to work’: IL Sup Ct decision reshapes Cook County’s legal landscape: A September ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court may start to rein in the rampant litigation tourism that has plagued Cook County for years. Following precedent from the U.S. Supreme Court, the state’s high court found that tenuous links to Illinois is not enough to warrant general personal jurisdiction. (Cook County Record)

Ace Insurance Gets Nod For $9.8M TCPA Class Settlement: A Florida judge approved a $9.76 settlement in a TCPA lawsuit involving Ace Insurance. The court also found in favor of class counsel, after a motion from a class member objected to the counsel’s 30 percent fee request. The objector asked the court to award between 20 and 25 percent to the attorneys, but the court agreed with the counsel’s argument that the objection came from a serial objector. (Law360)

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