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Zillow “Zestimate” Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed with Prejudice by Federal Judge

On May 7, 2018, United States District Court Judge Amy J. St. Eve dismissed a class action lawsuit against Zillow, Inc. for a second time. In the suit, a group of Chicago-area homeowners alleged that Zillow was engaged in illegal practices because the estimates – “Zestimates” – Zillow posts with for-sale listings essentially act like…

US Soccer Federation Scores Big Win In Antitrust Lawsuit

The article below was originally published in the Ass’n: The Newsletter of the Trade, Sports & Professional Associations Committee, Spring 2018, by the American Bar Association. Download Full NewsletterWritten by: Justin N. Fielkow In Fall 2017 the North American Soccer League (NASL) filed an antitrust lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) after the governing…

Franklin Law Group attorney Craig Capilla has been named to the 2018 Illinois Rising Stars list.

Franklin Law Group attorney Craig Capilla has been named to the 2018 Illinois Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service that recognizes outstanding lawyers who have gained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual, statewide selections are made using a multi-phased process that includes independent…

UPDATED: 2018 Fantasy Sports Laws and Regulations Chart

Below is an updated chart from our original post on June 22, 2017: The fantasy sports industry is rapidly evolving. In response, numerous states have recently enacted laws and regulations that clarify the legal status of fantasy sports contests and implement various consumer protection requirements on contest operators. This chart is meant to track the states…

What’s Credible?

By: Charles R. Franklin Over the years I have frequently spoken or written about the importance of the Three C’s – Candor, Contrition, and Cooperation – when it comes to appearing before regulators and dealing with professional licensure issues. But the Three C’s are not the only things that are important in those matters, particularly…

Changes To The Illinois Condominium Property Act

Written by: Julie Chatz Lerman Legislation set to take effect on January 1, 2018 imposes new obligations on condominium associations in Illinois. The law amends both the Illinois Condominium Property Act (the “Condo Act”) and the Common Interest Community Association Act. For the purposes of this article, the focus is on the changes to the…
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