On November 28, 2012, United States District Judge Virginia Kendall issued an opinion granting our client New Vitality’s motion to dismiss every claim alleged in a purported class action complaint. The plaintiff sought to hold New Vitality liable for claims arising under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act and the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Trade • Read More »
Mandell Menkes lawyers prevailed on a motion to dismiss a defamation suit with ancillary claims for invasion of privacy, trespass, battery, assault and stalking on behalf of two central Illinois newspaper employees. The matter involved the newspaper’s report of an incident that ultimately led to plaintiff’s arrest and conviction for multiple criminal offenses.
Mandell Menkes successfully represented Green Label Sound, a record label affiliated with PepsiCo, Inc., and Cornerstone Industries, Inc., in opposing a motion for TRO that sought to enjoin the release of an album on the eve of its scheduled release date. The music group, The Cool Kids, previously had a contract with the label • Read More »
On April 11, 2011, Mandell Menkes attorneys obtained a dismissal of a counterclaim filed against its client, a banking institution, in a foreclosure action pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. The Defendant first appeared in the foreclosure case in September 2010 and filed an answer which he later amended to include • Read More »
Mandell Menkes lawyers forced the voluntary dismissal of a suit for trademark infringement, dilution, unfair competition and palming off filed against a popular culture and entertainment magazine for parents in Chicago. Plaintiff, a free publication for Chicago parents, claimed that the magazine’s use of a phrase that included the publication’s title violated, among other things, • Read More »
Mandell Menkes successfully argued that no coverage extended to a claimant because, at the time of the decedent’s death, a required medical examination had not been completed. In addition, Mandell Menkes maintained that even if coverage began before the decedent’s death, material misrepresentations on the insurance application voided any coverage. The district court agreed, • Read More »
Mandell Menkes lawyers prevailed on a motion to dismiss a defamation suit on behalf of a Rockford newspaper and reporter. The matter arose following publication of an article detailing a public meeting of the Winnebago County Board Economic Development Committee.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued multiple motion rulings which advanced Mandell Menkes’ successful effort to insulate a Chicago-based radio station from statutory damages in a copyright infringement lawsuit. The plaintiff, a foreign news correspondent, alleges in the lawsuit that the station infringed his copyrights by airing without his • Read More »
Mandell Menkes successfully defended publisher Mira Books in a copyright infringement suit. The plaintiff originally submitted a manuscript to Mira Books for consideration. Mira Books rejected plaintiff’s submission, and plaintiff alleged that Mira Books later published a similar novel that copied portions of her manuscript.
A federal magistrate entered judgment in favor of Mandell Menkes client Metropolitan Life Insurance Company after granting a motion to dismiss all counts of an amended cross claim. Sharp Electronics Corporation filed the amended cross claim against MetLife in connection with underlying ERISA disability benefits litigation. In the amended cross claim, Sharp alleged that defenses • Read More »
Mandell Menkes lawyers prevailed on cross-motions for summary judgment in a defamation suit on behalf of a north suburban Chicago newspaper. The matter involved the newspaper’s publication of an advertisement for an imported household appliance popular in the Chicago Korean and Korean-American community. The advertisement, placed by a local business authorized to sell the appliance, • Read More »
Mandell Menkes lawyers secured grants of summary judgment in favor of one of the nation’s leading providers of insurance in two unrelated cases in the Northern District of Illinois. In the first matter, Brown v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 463 F. Supp. 2d 847 (N.D. Ill. 2006), the court affirmed the plan administrator’s determination • Read More »