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  • Arkansas Seeks Review of Court Risperdal Reversal
    Apr-12-14 Little Rock, AR Although Johnson & Johnson won a reversal of a $1.2 billion judgment in an Arkansas Risperdal lawsuit , Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision. The Arkansas Risperdal lawsuit alleged Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, minimized the risks of Ri...
  • Glaxo Writing Checks Left and Right to Settle Paxil Legal Battles
    Dec-3-06 Madison County, IL: GlaxoSmithKline is no doubt looking forward to the New Year because the end of this one is becoming costlier by the month. On November 1, 2006, the Associated Press reported that Glaxo had agreed to pay $63.8 million to settle a class action lawsuit with allegations that Glaxo promoted Paxil for use with children and adolescents wh...
  • Bank of America Will Pay $165 Million to Settle Securities Complaints
    Apr-18-13 Charlotte, NC Bank of America will reportedly pay $165 million dollars to settle securities claims related to mortgage-backed securities. The bank’s subsidiaries were alleged to have misrepresented the risks associated with the mortgaged-backed securities, costing the plaintiffs - credit unions - massive losses. The settlement was agreed to befor...
  • Attorney discusses the California Employment Lawsuit and Settlement in Augustus v ABM Security Services
    Jul-19-17 Oakland, CA: Thousands of security guards are extremely pleased with the outcome of their lawsuit regarding rest breaks, which dragged through the court system for years. “After 12 years, we just received final court approval of our $110 million settlement,” says attorney Scott Cole, adding that he is co-counsel with Drew Pomerance's office on...
  • Two Brooklyn Health Care Agencies Settle Fraud Lawsuits
    Apr-28-22 Brooklyn, NY  Two Brooklyn Home Care Service agencies failed to cheat both the federal government and their health care aids and now they have to pay nearly $7 million in back wages and Medicaid payments following two settlement agreements with New York Attorney General Letitia James. In its news release (March 25, 2022), the Justice Department s...
  • Misclassified Plaintiffs in Massachusetts Eyeing $2.9 Million Proposed Settlement
    Apr-21-17 Boston, MA: Plaintiffs in a recent Massachusetts employment law collective action have asked a federal judge in Massachusetts to approve a settlement worth $2.9 million that would settle claims of improper classification allegedly costing employees overtime pay. Massachusetts labor law – together with the Fair Labor Standards Act, a federal st...
  • Goodbye to Glyphosate?
    Jun-18-21 San Francisco, CA  In the wake of the Northern District of California’s rejection of a proposed settlement that would have limited Monsanto’s future liability for glyphosate lawsuits, Monsanto has announced that it will reconsider reformulating Roundup products marketed for residential use. Bayer AG has looked to limit its potential fina...
  • New York Insurance Bill Addresses Bad Faith Insurance Practices
    May-26-21 Albany, NY  On May 18, New York Senate Bill 6813 (S6813) was referred to the Senate Insurance Committee. If enacted into law, it would add a new Section 2601-a to the New York Insurance law. Proponents of the legislation see an opportunity to address the problem of insurance companies’ bad faith insurance claim practices. Detractors predict th...
  • IT Workers Settle New York Labor Lawsuit with Citigroup
    Jan-15-17 New York, NY: A New York overtime lawsuit that did not succeed as a class action nonetheless will culminate in a settlement $325,000, making it a happy new year for 18 plaintiffs in the New York employer lawsuit against Citigroup Inc. According to court records the dispute began in April, 2015 when the plaintiffs, IT workers, initiated litigation th...
  • Jesuit Priest Abuse, Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus agrees to $50 million settlement to Alaska Natives victims
    Anchorage, AK: (Nov-18-07) More than 100 Alaska Natives brought charges against the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic religious order, alleging that they were sexually abused by Jesuit priests. The suits stated that the victims were altar boys, altar servers, and altar girls when they were abused. Victims claimed that when they wi...
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego Priest Abuse Settlement
    San Diego, CA: (Sep-08-07) Several plaintiffs brought charges against the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, alleging that they were victims of clergy abuse. In a settlement reached, the Catholic Church agreed to pay $198.1 million to the more than 144 men and women. The victims will receive an average payout of $1.38 million for sexual abuse they suffer...
  • Before You Sell Your Structured Settlement Read This
    Jan-3-11 Austin, TX After twenty some years in the structured settlement business, Terry Taylor knows his industry—the good, the bad and the ugly. A former president of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association, Taylor warns there are vultures that prey on people who are poor, uninformed or desperate. The vultures Taylor is talking about are not pa...
  • Lawyers Drop Their Opposition to Chinese Drywall Settlement
    Nov-20-10 Columbus, GA Lawyers who initially opposed a settlement with Lowe's regarding Chinese drywall have dropped their opposition now that the terms of the agreement have been changed. Consumers who experienced Chinese drywall problems filed a lawsuit against Lowe's, alleging the home-improvement chain sold drywall with high levels of sulfur, strontium or ot...
  • Archdiocese of Chicago Priest Abuse Settlement
    Chicago, IL: (May-29-07) In a settlement reached, the Archdiocese of Chicago agreed to pay $6.65 million to fourteen people who claimed they were sexually abused by almost a dozen of the diocese' priests. Details of the settlement were to be made public at a conference at the Allerton Crowne Plaza, which would officially end the 14 civil cases, which began...
  • Nassau, NY agrees to pay $215,000 settlement in wrongful death lawsuit.
    Nassau, NY agrees to pay $215,000 settlement in wrongful death lawsuit. Nassau, NY: (May-29-08) The estate of Eileen Tosner, a 73-year-old lady, brought a lawsuit against Nassau County, after a former psychiatric patient shot and killed Tosner, of Lynbrook, and a priest during a Mass in Lynbrook in 2002. County officials confirmed that the Nassau Legis...
  • School to pay $100,000 settlement in employment lawsuit.
    Honolulu, HI: (Apr-24-08) The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought a lawsuit against the Holy Family Catholic Academy, a Catholic school, alleging that it wrongly fired a former bookkeeper after she complained of discrimination by a priest and her supervisor. The suit, filed on behalf of Roxanne Castilliano, claimed that the Rev. Owen Mulle...
  • Catholic Diocese of Yakima pays $200,000 settlement to four abuse victims
    Yakima, WA: (Jan-08-08) Four women brought lawsuits against the Catholic Diocese of Yakima, alleging that they were abused by Father Michael Simpson at a Toppenish church during the 1960s. Sources close to the case revealed that the diocese had reached a settlement with the four women by paying them a total of $200,000. The church did not admit to any wr...
  • Reverend Abuse, Diocese of Norwich pays $170,000 settlement to abuse victim
    Norwich, CT: (Oct-29-07) James Fish, a Pawcatuck man, brought charges against the Diocese of Norwich, alleging that he was molested by Rev. Paul Hebert, a priest at the church more than 30 years ago. The suit claimed that Hebert sexually assaulted Fish on several occasions in the church rectory in 1973 and 1974, when he was in the seventh grade. At the time...
  • Logging Forest Fire, Babbitt Logging Inc. and Stimson Lumber Co. pays state of Idaho $1.5 million for wildfire damage
    Boise, ID: (Oct-23-07) The state of Idaho brought charges against Babbitt Logging Inc., based in Coeur d'Alene, and Portland, OR-based Stimson Lumber Co., over a 2003 wildfire that torched nearly a square mile of state-owned timber on the eastern shore of Priest Lake. The state filed suit claimed that the companies caused the fire by rigging logging equipm...
  • Priest Abuse, Archdiocese of Louisville pays $25.7 million settlement to over 200 victims
    Louisville, KY: (Oct-09-07) Several lawsuits were brought against the Archdiocese of Louisville, alleging that several priests and retired Monsignor Robert Bowling of Saint Therese the Little Flower Church in Reno specifically, sexually abused minor children. As part of a settlement reached, the archdiocese agreed to pay $25.7 million to 243 people who acc...
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