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  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Vermont Youth Pastor Abuse Settlement
    Burlington, VT: (Aug-05-07) Neil Morrissette of St. Johnsbury brought a sexual abuse lawsuit against George Paulin, a Catholic priest. The suit claimed that Paulin molested Morrissette when he was 11, and the priest was assigned to be youth pastor to St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newport. Morrissette said his family, wanting him to receive mo...
  • Rockford Catholic Diocese Priest Abuse Settlement
    Kane County, IL: (May-10-07) Two women filed charges against the Rockford Catholic Diocese, claiming that they were sexually abused by Father Mark Campobello, who was their priest and teacher in 1999 and 2000, in Kane County. One of the abuse victims claimed that she had complained to the Rockford Diocese back in September 2002, when Campobello was serving...
  • Portland Archdiocese Priest Abuse Settlement
    Portland, OR: (Apr-14-07) Over 175 people filed suit against the Portland Archdiocese, alleging that they were sexually abused by priests. The archdiocese sought bankruptcy protection in 2004 after a series of lawsuits were filed against it. Though most experts viewed the move as risky, it served to secure the archdiocese' financial future, collecting $52...
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Priest Abuse Settlement
    Pittsburgh, PA: (Sep-18-07) The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh announced that it had reached a $1.25 million resolution of civil lawsuits filed by those who claimed they were sexually abused by diocese priests. Sources alleged that the oldest claim of abuse began in 1954 and the most recent was in 1989. Diocesan spokesman Rev. Ron Lengwin stated that...
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington Alter Boy Priest Molestation Settlement
    Michael Gay of South Burlington filed a civil lawsuit against the church claiming he was molested as a child by a former priest. Gay sued the diocese on claims he was molested while he was an altar boy by former priest Edward Paquette in the 1970s. Bishop Salvatore Matano of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington has agreed to award Gay a $965,000 set...
  • Archdiocese of St. Louis Priest Abuse Settlement
    St. Louis, MO: (May-30-07) A man, referred to as John Doe BA, filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Archdiocese of St. Louis, alleging that he was abused by Donald Straub, a priest at the St. George Parish in Affton 30 years ago. The suit claimed that Doe was 13 in 1977 when the abuse is alleged to have taken place. The suit, filed in St. Louis County C...
  • Society of Jesus, Oregon Province Priest Misconduct Settlement
    Portland, OR: (Mar-29-07) Two civil suits were filed against retired 83-year-old Jesuit priest Rev. James E. Jacobson and Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, by four people from Western Alaska. Two men sued Jacobson for child support, and two women, one the mother of one of the men, accused him of rape. In a CNN news program featuring Jacobson, a video tape...
  • Diocese of Norwich Priest Alter Boy Abuse Settlement
    Norwich, CT: Michael Nelligan accused Rev. Bruno Primavera of molesting him while Primavera served at St. Mark's Church in Westbrook, CT. Primavera was a visiting priest in the Diocese of Norwich from 1978 to 1980. Nelligan, now 44, was a 15-year-old altar boy at the time. Robert Reardon, Nelligan's attorney pointed out that the Diocese of Norwich had i...
  • Sioux City Diocese Priest Abuse Settlement
    Over two dozen lawsuits were filed against the diocese involving allegations of sexual abuse by Rev. George McFadden. The diocese's most notorious priest was accused of molesting more than two dozen children since the 1950s. The lawsuits claimed McFadden sexually abused teenaged victims and alleged the Sioux City Diocese covered up McFadden's behavior b...
  • Los Angeles Archdiocese Priest Abuse Settlement
    Los Angeles, CA: Seven people filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Archdiocese and a Roman Catholic religious order regarding Carmelite priest Dominic Savino. Savino was ousted from the Crespi presidency in 2002 and suspended from the priesthood after they learned of allegations of sexual abuse. Two of the plaintiffs alleged they were sexually molest...
  • Fosamax On Again, Off Again
    Jun-30-13 Tampa, FL Phyllis had been on and off fosamax for several years and during that time suffered a Fosamax fracture. Even though fosamax lawsuits are now underway, it would appear that her doctor (and likely many others) believed the jury was still out on Fosamax side effects. Phyllis, age 62, was prescribed Fosamax for osteoporosis and she took th...
  • Antibiotic Caused SJS and Permanent Brain Damage
    Jan-26-10 Sacramento, CA Maribeth took Bactrim for a simple cold three years ago. The antibiotic caused Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), which left her with permanent brain damage that affected her speech and emotions. "I may never; I may never feel what other people feel," says Maribeth, who has a BA in English and an associates degree in graphics—she is n...
  • Attorney Gary E. Mason Discusses Recent Activity in the Chinese Drywall Litigation
    Sep-8-10 Washington, DC Attorney Gary E. Mason can attest to the fact that the Chinese drywall litigation isn't cut-and-dried. "At the August status conference, US District Court Judge Fallon said the case was 'rapidly approaching the end game,' says Mason. "Fallon announced that a mediation was scheduled for August 24. The participants would include representa...
  • Landmark Credit Union Settles Overdraft Fees Lawsuit
    Aug-15-18 New Berlin, WI: Danell Behrens filed a proposed class action overdraft fees lawsuit in February 2017 against Landmark Credit Union (LCU), alleging the not-for-profit financial institution charged its members more than $2 million in overdraft fees, in violation of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (ETFA) and LCU’s own overdraft program contract. LCU has...
  • Understanding Class Action Settlement Administration
    May-23-06 Understanding Class Action Settlement Administration In an effort to look for ways that will benefit our subscribers with new interests, www.lawyersandsettlements.com recently spoke with the president of an up-and-coming firm, Class Action Administration (CAA), Inc. CAA specializes in assisting attorneys with all phases of class action cases. CAA'...
  • Bayer’s Roundup Settlement: A Brief History
    Mar-29-21 Santa Clara, CA Bayer has been working out Monsanto’s Roundup settlement  since acquiring the glyphosate manufacturer in 2018. The corporation expects to resolve future claims that its weedkiller causes cancer by mid-May. Here is a brief history of Bayer’s $11 billion outline settlement.   2015: The World...
  • $95.7 Wells Fargo Settlement Offer in Question as Objector Raises New Issues
    Oct-4-21 San Jose, CA On September 23, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California heard objections to a $95.7 million offer made by Wells Fargo to settle consolidated class action lawsuits brought by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Consultants (HMCs). The lawsuits allege that the bank violated California state labor laws  by failing to either p...
  • New Roundup MDL Claimants Must Participate in Settlement Process
    Aug-29-21 San Francisco, CA The Northern District of California has ordered current and future plaintiffs in the Monsanto glyphosate multidistrict litigation (MDL) who have not already reached a settlement with Monsanto to participate in a program that has been overseen by Special Master Ken Feinberg since 2019. The Order has apparently prompted Bayer AG, Mo...
  • California Court Rejects Dignity Health Settlement Again
    Jul-8-20 Oakland, CA The long-awaited settlement in Rollins v. Dignity Health , a class action ERISA lawsuit , that has been moving through the legal system since 2013, continues to be just that – long awaited. On June 12, the District Court for the Northern District of California refused to approve a proposed settlement for the second time since 2019. ...
  • Pre-Settlement Funding for Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
    May-16-13 While the proceeds from a lawsuit can cover a plaintiff’s medical expenses after a traumatic brain injury, the personal injury lawsuit can take years to settle. During this time, the injured plaintiff is usually seeking ongoing medical treatment and is unable to work either temporarily or permanently. When a plaintiff is unable to pay even basic living exp...
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