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  • $300M Benicar Settlement Reached
    Aug-3-17 Santa Clara, CA: The makers of the controversial blood pressure medication, Benicar, have agreed a $300 million settlement potentially ending multi-district litigation (MDL) that claims the drug caused gastrointestinal injuries. Forest Laboratories Inc., and Daiichi Sankyo Inc., and about 2,300 plaintiffs in the MDL reached the agreement earlier this...
  • Interns, Charlie Rose Inc. Settle New York Labor Law Dispute
    Feb-3-13 New York, NY In what could be a landmark New York employment case, an incorporated company representing the well-known broadcast journalist and television host Charlie Rose has agreed to pay a settlement valued at $250,000 to a class of interns who claimed they were not paid while working on the Charlie Rose show. The New York Times (12/20/12) also...
  • Auto Accident Funding for Your Pre-Settlement Lawsuit Can Financially Help Victims
    Feb-1-13 A wrong decision - texting or talking on a cell phone, driving under the influence, speeding, ignoring traffic signs - behind the wheel can change the lives of many in a split second. Those seriously injured or who lost a loved one will be affected long after the accident. The at-fault driver should be held liable, which is why victims should consult with an...
  • FDA: Transvaginal Mesh Not Worth the Risk in Treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    Nov-22-21 Silver Spring, MD The FDA reviewed Boston Scientific’s latest studies of the pros and cons of using transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and doubled down on its earlier conclusion that the risks outweighed the benefits. In 2019, after a spate of surgical mesh lawsuits , the FDA ordered Boston Scientific to immediately pull its tr...
  • T-Mobile Retail Workers Reach Wage Deal under California Labor Law
    Nov-8-19 Santa Clara, CA T-Mobile will pay $8 million to settle California labor law violations. The telecommunications company allegedly failed to pay minimum and overtime wages; and compensation for off-the-clock work, and didn’t provide workers proper meal and rest breaks. The T-Mobile retail workers asked a federal judge on October 29 to okay a...
  • An Interview with the Legal Funding Expert
    Nov-28-12 In the battle for money damages in personal injury lawsuits, insurance companies have significant economic advantages over injured plaintiffs and often use a plaintiff’s economic hardships to their benefit. Settlement avoidance techniques can result in a desperate plaintiff accepting an offer far below case value. Simply stated, the typical plaintiff lacks...
  • $553M in Settlements Reached with Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW in Takata Airbag MDL
    May-18-17 Santa Clara, CA $553.6 million in settlements has been agreed in multi-district litigation (MDL) involving Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW, which will see the automakers pay the sum to end claims brought by plaintiffs over alleged defective Takata airbags. To date, the airbags, which can explode, have been linked with 11 deaths in the US. According t...
  • Auto Accident Lawsuit Funding When You Need It Most
    Nov-1-12 Southfield, MI Auto accident lawsuits may take months, even years to reach a fair settlement. If your ability to work is affected, the longer your case lasts, the more difficult it may be to pay the bills. Pre-settlement lawsuit funding can help you avoid financial disaster and wait for the settlement you deserve. But, don’t take our word for it...
  • Kaiser and Xanitos Settle Hospital Housekeepers' Overtime Class action for $500,000
    May-7-17 San Francisco: CA A federal judge has approved a settlement for $500,000 on a California overtime class action filed by housekeeping employees of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and hospital services company Xanitos. US District Judge William Orrick III called the settlement a "fair and reasonable resolution of a bona fide dispute" in his April 27, 2017...
  • Southwest Airlines Pilots Get $18.8 Million Settlement
    Oct-23-19 City, CA On October 4, the Northern District of California approved a settlement that will pay roughly 2,000 Southwest Airlines pilots close to $19 million for benefits that Southwest allegedly failed to credit during short periods of military leave. The lawsuit that prompted the settlement is grounded in the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployme...
  • Firefighting Foam $17.5M Settlement a “Huge Milestone”
    Feb-16-21 Peshtigo, WI Peshtigo residents have reached a $17.5 M settlement in a firefighting foam lawsuit filed against Tyco Fire Products and two other companies over per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. Plaintiffs claimed their drinking water from private wells was contaminated with “forever chemicals” from the use of firefighti...
  • Obtain Full Case Value in Your Wrongful Death Lawsuit with the Help of Lawsuit Funding
    Jul-13-12 Few events in anyone’s life are as catastrophic as finding out that a loved one has been killed due to the negligence and carelessness of another person or entity (company). If someone else's careless or reckless behavior caused your loved one's death, you have an obligation to protect the legal rights of the deceased. It is important to take time an...
  • How Lawsuit Funding Can Help Victims Avoid Settling for Too Little
    Jun-1-12 Accidents are never planned; often, they're unavoidable whether on the roadways, in the workplace, or on personal property. Thousands of people suffer from personal injuries each year--and while you might think a serious injury could never happen to you or someone you love, it can. An injury caused by the negligence of another can have devastating, life c...
  • Penske Admits No Wrongdoing in California Labor Code Class Action Settlement
    Feb-2-17 After nearly nine years of litigation, Penske Logistics agreed in January to pay $750,000 to settle a long-running class action lawsuit for allegedly violating the California Labor Code and Unfair Competition Law by not paying wages to its California truck drivers for meal and rest breaks. According to Trucks.com (1/30/17), Penske released a statem...
  • After a Decade of Litigation, FedEx Drivers Settle for $15.45 Million
    Jan-26-17 Portland, OR: An ongoing dispute on the books for some ten years was resolved late last year in federal court in Oregon by way of a $15.45 Million settlement laying to rest claims by defendant FedEx their drivers were working as independent contractors when, in the view of the plaintiffs, they were bone fide employees of the company. The class action Ore...
  • Pot Shop Employees High-Five Union for Back Pay
    Jan-14-21 Oakland, CA It doesn’t matter how many times a California business changes its name or sells to another company—a union contract stays put. Case in point: the United Food and Commercial Workers, (UFCW) pressured two pot shops on behalf of their weed workers, despite the dispensaries changing hands a few times, and they came to a $75,000 settl...
  • American Home Shield Lawsuit Alleges Improper Denials
    Jan-15-12 Montgomery, AL Customers of home warranty companies, such as American Home Shield can take heart that some previous home warranty lawsuits have resulted in settlements. One American Home Shield lawsuit resulted in a settlement, although the company did not admit any wrongdoing or liability in the settlement. The settlement was the result of a class-...
  • Second Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Underway
    Oct-19-21 Dayton, OH While the first Bard hernia mesh  bellwether trial is described by legal experts as a “crushing blow” to plaintiffs, others opine that it will likely have minimal impact on the overall outcome of the hernia mesh litigation. Round two is now underway. Over 13,000 hernia mesh lawsuits against C.R. Bard claiming the mesh is def...
  • Johnson & Johnson Resolves Hip Implant Lawsuits for $1 Billion Dollars
    Jun-3-19 Dallas, TX: Johnson & Johnson has come up with $1 billion dollars to settle as many as 95 percent of the 6,000 lawsuits filed by patients who needed to have metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implant devices removed due to severe pain. This amount includes a prior settlement for over $400 million. It has taken over four years of litigation to arrive at these...
  • Uber Settles Driver Lawsuit for $20 Million
    Apr-18-19 San Francisco, CA The settlement in O’Connor v. Uber , if approved, will end a 6-year class action California labor lawsuit over worker misclassification. The affected drivers will receive approximately 37 cents per mile driven for Uber. Significantly, however, Uber has not agreed to re-classify drivers as employees for benefit, minimum wage and o...
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