When you purchase most items in Illinois, you are charged a sales tax. Sales tax in Illinois is 6.25 percent or higher on general merchandise. Certain foods, drugs, and medical devices come with a one percent sales tax. In most cases, when you change your mind about a purchase and return an item, your refund amount should include the sales tax you paid.
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The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA) details legal and illegal use of biometric data and the consequences of violations. Since its inception in 2008, several class action complaints have been filed under the BIPA.
When an employer uses unlawful employment practices that affect multiple employees, class action litigation may be the best avenue of bringing the company to justice. Determining whether to file an individual suit or to pursue a class action suit requires careful consideration of multiple issues.
The attorneys at Markoff Leinberger are experienced at both approaches. We can advise you of your options for recovering lost wages and other costs resulting from your employer’s unlawful actions.
In today's society, there are many ways to be scammed or fraudulently conned out of money. From telephone scams targeting senior citizens to sophisticated phishing scams that even a computer-savvy millennial might fall for, consumers need to be ever-vigilant in keeping their sensitive information and bank accounts safe.
Class action lawsuits are a way for consumers to stand up to large corporations when it's not feasible for one person alone to bring a lawsuit. There is power in numbers, and when enough people have been affected negatively by a company's actions, a class action lawsuit may be the best way to hold that company accountable. The consumer fraud lawyers at Markoff Leinberger have extensive experience with class action lawsuits, and they can let you know if you have the appropriate grounds for one.
If you’ve been harmed or misled by a large corporation and you know that many other people have also been affected, you may want to consider filing a class action lawsuit. Class action lawsuits are different from standard lawsuits in that they are specifically designed to be able to represent large numbers of people.
The short answer to the question of whether it's illegal not to refund sales tax is yes. If you bought something and paid sales tax for it, then you should receive that same sales tax back if you return the item. In general, this should happen regardless of location, and regardless of whether or not you bought the item online.
With the advent of new technologies, many employers have turned to biometric data to more accurately keep track of employees clocking in and out.
Paul Markoff and Karl Leinberger are representing lead plaintiff Renetrice Pierre in Pierre v. Midland Credit Management, a class action suit with 68,754 members.