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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Navy Federal to Settle Overdraft Fees Lawsuit for $16 Million
    Nov-17-20 Alexandria, VA  The Eastern District of Virginia appears poised to approve a proposed settlement in a class action bank overdraft fees lawsuit  originally filed against Navy Federal Credit Union in 2019. Under the terms of the proposed settlement, checking account customers at Navy Federal who were overcharged will have a common fund of $16 mill...
  • 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...
  • CVS to Settle California Labor Lawsuit for $10.4 Million
    Aug-31-21 Los Angeles, CA The federal court for the Central District of California has approved a settlement under which CVS Pharmacy will pay retail pharmacists $10.4 million to compensate them for off-the-clock training time. Chalian v. CVS alleges that the retail pharmacy giant failed to credit time actually spent in required training, in violation of Californ...
  • Farmers Insurance Overtime Pay Settlement – Over and Over Again
    Sep-23-20 Los Angeles, CA Farmers Insurance has agreed to settle a California wage and hour lawsuit brought by Famers special investigators alleging failure to pay overtime, including meal breaks and rest periods. The settlement includes anyone who worked in California for Farmers as a special investigator between 2013 and 2018. And this is not the first time Fame...
  • ABM Industries to Settle Janitors’ Wage Lawsuits for $140 Million
    Jul-30-21 San Francisco, CA On July 8, ABM Industries entered into a written agreement to settle the consolidated lawsuits, ABM Industries Overtime Cases (also known as the “Bucio case”), pending in the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco. Filed in 2006, the lawsuits allege that ABM’s prior timekeeping and payment...
  • $10 Million Target Data Breach Settlement Proposed
    May-14-15 Minneapolis, MN Given the propensity to conduct banking, purchasing and other activities online that involves the sharing of sensitive personal data, any revelation of a data breach can evoke feelings of fear and violation akin to a robbery or personal assault. A data breach is, indeed, an assault on one’s privacy. The Target data breach of 2013...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nike to Settle Bag Check Lawsuit for $8.25 Million
    Jun-16-21 San Francisco, CA Sneaker giant Nike seems poised to settle a long-running California labor lawsuit for $8.25 million. Rodriguez v. Nike Retail Services Inc. has a history that reflects one of the more significant developments in California labor law since 2018. But settlements do little to predict the future for California workers who continue to h...
  • 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...
  • Medical Lien Funding: What It Is and How It Can Help
    Sep-5-14 Farmington Hills, MI So now we are on the subject of medical lien funding, which is another type of lawsuit advance similar in nature to pre-settlement funding and other lawsuit loans . However, to understand the idea behind medical lien funding, you first have to understand what a medical lien is. A medical lien is not unlike other forms of liens th...
  • 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...
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