The class action lawyers at BRE Law are often asked what a class action lawsuit is. Generally, a class action lawsuit normally occurs when a plaintiff, sometimes called a “class representative,” sues a defendant on behalf of a large group of others (“the class”). After the case is filed, courts determine whether the action should…

BRE Law Partner Christopher Ellis recently argued in front of the Illinois Fourth District Court of Appeals on behalf of a major firm client: a local hospital. The Appellate Court agreed with Chris’s arguments, holding that a hospital may assert a lien under the Health Care Services Lien Act, 770 ILCS 23/1 et seq., against…

Ashley Energy Class Action A proposed settlement has received preliminary approval in the Ashley Energy class action lawsuit. The class action lawsuit alleged that Defendants (1) committed common law fraud by fraudulently completing, or causing to be completed, monthly statements of expenses incurred in the oil projects; (2) breached their duty of good faith and…

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