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  • Credit Card Abuse Comes in All Shapes and Sizes
    Jan-1-13 Brooklyn, NY While the settlement may be worth CDN $8 million, the value to credit card holders affected by the agreement is worth about five bucks. On the other side of the credit card abuse ledger is a case that may easily translate to the largest antitrust case in US history. The latter stems from a seven-year battle by trade associations and mer...
  • Stryker Hip Settlement Expanded
    Dec-27-16 New York, NY : Patients who had certain Stryker hip replacements implanted but found themselves ineligible for the 2014 Stryker hip settlement received some good news. Those patients who had the Stryker ABG II Modular Neck Hip Stem and Rejuvenate Modular Neck Hip Stem implanted from 2014 to December 19, 2016, are now eligible to take part in the 2014 se...
  • Judge Rejects $12.25 Million Lyft Settlement
    Apr-11-16 San Francisco, CA: A federal judge has rejected the settlement of a California labor lawsuit , finding plaintiffs’ attorneys undervalued the drivers’ claims and settled the suit for too little money. The ruling came in a California labor claim alleging Lyft drivers were misclassified as independent contractors, which deprived them of the pro...
  • Medical Lien Funding: What It Is and Why You Need It
    Dec-14-14 Farmington Hills, MI Okay, so what is medical lien funding anyway. How does it differ from pre-settlement legal funding and how does it apply to you? Well first, we have to talk about the issues at play, and that usually involves an accident in which you are injured through the alleged fault of another party. Someone rear-ended your car while they were...
  • For Some Plaintiffs, Pre-Settlement Funding Remains Their Only Option
    Aug-5-13 New York, NY While critics of pre-settlement funding continue to rail on about high funding fees, the good news for the legal consumer is that the increasing choices in the market, including the relatively new funding structure designed to help plaintiffs through a tough financial time while waiting for a case to settle, is seeing dozens of players. ...
  • Pre-Settlement Funding Becoming More Commonplace, but Do Your Homework
    Jul-8-13 New York, NY Anyone wary of this latest phenomenon known as pre-settlement funding need only remember back to the genesis of other financial products and strategies commonplace and accepted today. Lease a car lately? There was a time when only corporations and businesses requiring entire fleets of vehicles had access to a car lease. Now, any consume...
  • Pre-Settlement Funding: Understand the Terms
    May-21-13 Washington, DC While not exactly new, pre-settlement funding is beginning to weave its way into the public consciousness as a welcome resource for plaintiffs in the throes of litigation and in need of any settlement funding that may be forthcoming. The idea is to have immediate access to settlement or compensation funds through a third party while liti...
  • Pre-Settlement Funding Can Be a Lifesaver for Cash-Strapped Plaintiffs
    Apr-17-13 Southfield, MI It may have been around since 1997, but not a lot of people know about it. Pre-settlement funding : the capacity for a plaintiff to have access to funds while in the throes of a lawsuit or waiting for litigation to settle. It’s a loan that isn’t a loan, and is a rapidly growing financial service accounting for an estimated $100 millio...
  • Employer Must Pay Attorney for Secret Settlement
    Mar-7-21 Los Angeles, CA Former motel employee William Hang filed a wage and hour lawsuit against his employer, but when Hang’s attorney sought the employer’s payment and obtained a default judgment of $255,000, he discovered that the employer had coerced Hang into a substantially less settlement: $20,000 cash. Litigation in this case is rather con...
  • $2 Million California Labor Lawsuit Settlement with Costco Nearing Preliminary Approval
    May-4-17 San Diego, CA: A proposed California labor law class action will have to wait a little while yet before the rubber stamp comes down to mark ‘settled’ following yet another refusal by a US District Court judge in California to approve a proposed settlement due to inconsistencies between governance in the claims, and the language contained th...
  • Taylor Farm’s Don-Doff Deal is Off
    Sep-18-19 Tracy, CA A proposed $5.3 million settlement by Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. to resolve claims that employees were not paid for donning and doffing and other California labor law violations was declined by a California federal judge last month, because the court “cannot simply rubber stamp a class action settlement.” Along with the donning and...
  • Lyft Settlement Might Not Pass Muster
    Mar-31-16 San Francisco, CA: The federal judge in a California employment lawsuit said in March that the settlement isn’t high enough to adequately compensate plaintiffs. The California lawsuit, which was filed by Lyft drivers against the ride-sharing company, alleged drivers were employees and not independent contractors, meaning they should have been pai...
  • Bayer’s Bumps over Mosanto’s Roundup Litigation
    Oct-12-20 Santa Clara, CA Bayer stated on its website in June 2020 that it will make a total payment of $10.1 billion to $10.9 billion to resolve current and address potential future Roundup Litigation. The $10.1 billion figure will settle about 75 percent of Monsanto’s Roundup lawsuits by an estimated 125,000 people who claim exposure to its weed killer and...
  • HSBC Overdraft Lawsuit Nets $30 Million Settlement
    Nov-6-15 New York, NY: An excessive overdraft fees lawsuit filed against HSBC Bank USA has reportedly resulted in a preliminary settlement worth about $30 million. The $30 million settlement has been given preliminary approval by the judge, although the settlement is not without controversy. Other lawsuits have been filed against HSBC alleging the bank reordere...
  • Risperdal: When a Settlement Is Not a Settlement
    Feb-14-14 Philadelphia, PA Lawyers involved in Risperdal side effects lawsuits allege that the makers of Risperdal have attempted to go back on an agreed-upon settlement. As a result, in November 2013, the lawyers filed a motion to enforce settlement against the defendants in the Risperdal lawsuits. The motion was filed in relation to the Risperdal litigati...
  • California Overtime Lawsuit Results in $1.47M Settlement
    Oct-25-13 Los Angeles, CA A California overtime lawsuit that alleged workers were misclassified as exempt from overtime pay has resulted in a settlement, although it is the second settlement in this particular unpaid overtime lawsuit. The first settlement was rejected by a US district judge; this second settlement, for $1.47 million, currently awaits the judge&r...
  • Pre-Settlement Funding Helps Plaintiffs with Financial Stress
    Jun-18-13 Seattle, WA Often when people think of filing a lawsuit, they anticipate the money they could win at the end of their trial, but do not consider that costs can add up while they wait for their lawsuit to conclude. Some plaintiffs are turning to pre-settlement funding to help when finances are stretched before they receive their award or settlement. Pre...
  • Should I Settle or Go to Trial? Lawsuit Funding Can Help
    Jun-21-12 You have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Do you have a personal injury case? Do you need an attorney? If you have a personal injury claim, damages can include medical treatment, lost income, and pain and suffering. These claims are usually strongly contested by the insurance company or corporate defendant. However, damage recover...
  • What to Expect in Zantac Cancer Lawsuits for 2021 and Beyond
    Dec-8-20 West Palm Beach, FL As 2020 draws to a close, the toll of death and injury from Zantac-related cancers continues to rise, as do the number of Zantac cancer lawsuits . Meanwhile, In Re: Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation , the multidistrict litigation into which many of the individual lawsuits have been consolidated, grinds on without muc...
  • Failed Hip & Knee Replacement Settlements Can Also Fail Plaintiffs
    Jan-14-15 Livonia, MI Even though Stryker ponied up with a billion-dollar settlement agreement over its failed Rejuvenate Modular Hip System, an attorney conversant with the file and similar recalled implant and settlement issues from DePuy takes exception to the way in which settlements were handled, suggesting that numerous deserving patients would have been exclu...
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