IKO Status Update – May 7, 2015

May 7th, 2015

Plaintiffs appealed Judge Baker’s January 28, 2014 decision denying class certification and were successful in obtaining a reversal of the decision.  On July 2, 2014, The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit found that there were multiple grounds upon which the district court judge could certify the class. The Seventh Circuit court of appeals then remanded the case to Judge Baker for proceedings consistent with the order.

On March 4, 2015, Plaintiffs filed a renewed motion for class certification. IKO has until July 30, 2015, to respond to Plaintiffs’ motion. Plaintiffs will then submit a reply brief on August 31, 2015.  A hearing on class certification will be scheduled sometime thereafter. Meanwhile, on October 22, 2014, IKO filed additional summary judgment motions which Plaintiffs have opposed. A ruling on these summary judgment motions is forthcoming.

As soon as we have any news regarding either class certification or the pending summary judgment motions we will be sure to post an update on our website. To make sure that we have current information on file for you, please take the time to complete our online contact form even if you have already submitted this form.