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  • 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...
  • Women's Studies Rights, Rhode Island College pays fine for removing signage
    Providence, RI: (Sep-26-07) A lawsuit was brought against Rhode Island College alleging it violated the Women's Studies Organization's First Amendment rights. The Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit against the university in December 2006 on behalf of the student group. The lawsuit stemmed from a 2005 incident in...
  • Order of Dominican Fathers and Brothers in New York City Alter Boy Priest Abuse Settlement
    Germantown, MD: (Aug-23-07) Brandon Rains, now 21, a former altar boy at Mother Seton Parish in Germantown, brought sexual molestation charges against Rev. Aaron Joseph Cote, 56, a priest who served at the parish from June 2001 to July 2002. Sources confirmed that Cote worked as a member of the Order of Dominican Fathers and Brothers in New York City and w...
  • $100M Settlement Pending in Merck NuvaRing MDL
    Jun-6-14 New York, NY A potential $100 million settlement has been reached by Merck & Co, in the long-running NuvaRing contaceptive multi-district litigation (MDL). Merck is currently facing thousands of defective product and personal injury lawsuits filed by women who allege the pharmaceutical company failed to adequately warn women about the potential in...
  • Judge Approves Final Terms of Improved National Pediatric Paxil Class Action Settlement - Consumers Get a Better Deal
    Apr-27-07 Madison County, IL Madison County Associate Judge Ralph Mendelsohn today approved and amended the national pediatric Paxil class settlement which will provide more payment to people who paid for Paxil for use by a minor. The case was based on documents showing that GSK had determined that Paxil failed to out-perform placebo for depressed minors yet GSK rec...
  • Clergy Abuse, Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph awards teenage boy $45,000 settlement
    Kansas City, MO: (Jan-16-08) An unidentified Kansas City-area man brought a lawsuit against the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, alleging that Thomas Reardon and Thomas O'Brien sexually abused a non-catholic 16-year-old boy. Sources stated that over a dozen men have sued O'Brien and the diocese, and 14 have sued Reardon and the church. One has settled, a...
  • Priest Abuse, Fifteen-year-old boy awarded $1.65 million settlement
    Chicago, IL: (Sep-20-07) The family of a 15-year-old boy brought a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Chicago, alleging that their son was abused by Reverend Daniel McCormack. McCormack pleaded guilty in July 2007 to five counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and was sentenced to five years in prison. The suit claimed that McCormack abuse...
  • Beverly Enterprises - Poster Child Of Fraud And Neglect In Nursing Home Industry
    Jun-1-06 Nowhere in the nursing home industry is the corruption, patient neglect and abuse and Medicare and Medicaid fraud more blatant than within the giant nursing home chain of Beverly Enterprises. Based in Fort Smith, it reportedly operates more than 400 nursing facilities, assisted living centers and hospices in 23 states and the District of Columbia. The cha...
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno Priest Abuse Settlement
    Reno, NV: (Aug-19-07) Seven people filed suit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno, claiming that they had been sexually abused by the diocese's priests. David Brusky and Eugene Braun each were accused of molesting young girls, Brusky while at Our Lady of the Snows parish and Braun while at St. Therese Church of the Little Flower, both in Reno. The l...
  • Drip Drip Drip - Paxil Info Leaks Out
    Apr-25-06 Secrecy agreements in litigation hide information about defective products or a company's negligence, and sometimes go so far as to prohibit the parties from discussing that there ever was a lawsuit. Such is the case with Paxil and as a result, unwitting patients continued to take the drug long after its dangers were known to GlaxoSmithKline. Many lawsuit...
  • Catholic Archdiocese to Pay $12.6 Million in Sexual Abuse Settlements
    A sexual abuse case against the Catholic archdiocese in Chicago will be settled with the church paying $12.6 million in settlements. Ten different priests were involved in 14 cases of sexual abuse, and two relate to one priest, who pled guilty earlier, to having abused five children. Legal Help If you have a similar problem and would like to b...
  • Walgreens Poised to Settle Pharmacy Tech Wage Lawsuit for $3.3 Million
    Apr-15-21 Los Angeles, CA  On April 15, a federal court in the Central District of California is expected to approve a $3.3 million settlement in Christina Epstein v. Walgreens Pharmacy Services Midwest LLC. The settlement will end a California labor lawsuit brought on behalf of a class of 6,745 pharmacy technicians who allege that Walgreens failed to compens...
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego Priest Abuse Settlement
    San Diego, CA: (Mar-29-07) In a settlement reached between the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego and 83 victims, the Diocese of San Diego agreed to pay a compensation of $95 million to settle more than 140 claims of sexual abuse by priests. In the suit filed, the victims alleged that they were forced into having sex with the priests, improperly touched,...
  • Archdiocese of Dubuque Priest Abuse Settlement
    Dubuque, IA: (Mar-27-07) A sexual abuse lawsuit was filed against the Archdiocese of Dubuque by nine victims, seven males and two females. The claims related to sexual abuse involving six priests: Patrick McElliot who served at St. Patricks in Ryan; William Schwartz who served at Columbus High School in Waterloo; John Brickle of St. Patrick's in Nevada; Jo...
  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington Priest Abuse Settlement
    Washington, DC: Sixteen men filed a lawsuit against the archdiocese claiming they were sexually abused by priests between 1962 and 1982. Unfortunately, claims from victims in the District of Columbia were filed beyond the statute of limitations for civil lawsuits. However, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has reached a $1.3 million settlemen...
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson Preist Abuse Settlement
    Five young men who were allegedly molested as children by a Yuma Catholic priest filed claims against the diocese. Alonso Hernandez was one of those boys; he is set to receive a $600,000 settlement from the $22.3 million settlement pool set up as part of its Chapter 11 reorganization. (Sep-24-05) [ DAILY STAR ] Legal Help If you have a sim...
  • Diocese of Norwich Priest Molestation Settlement
    Norwich, CT: Michael Long filed a lawsuit against the diocese and St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church. Long claimed he was molested in 1978 by the Reverend Bruno Primavera, the associate pastor at St. Mary's at the time. Long was 15 when the alleged molestation occurred. The Diocese of Norwich has agreed to pay a $1.1 million settlement. (Nov-29-06) [...
  • Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit Goes After “Up Coding”
    Aug-28-17 Atlanta, GA: The Medical Center, Navicent Health (“Navicent”) has agreed to pay $2,549,742 to the United States and the State of Georgia to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act (FCA) and the Georgia False Medicaid Claims Act by submitting inflated bills for ambulance transportation. The qui tam whistleblower lawsu...
  • $6.5 Million Settlement for Déjà Vu Dancers Approved, But Delayed on Appeal
    Aug-8-17 Detroit, MI: A settlement deal worth $6.5 million that was given preliminary approval in February of this year was granted final approval in June, ending about a decade of legal wrangling involving a gentlemen’s club franchise and the dancers who toiled within. The Déjà Vu lawsuit combined a somewhat unique sector with an old proble...
  • Frank Murphy, the Anchorage Archdiocese, the Boston Archdiocese and the Missionary Society of Saint James the Apostle Priest Abuse Settlement
    Five men filed a lawsuit against the former Anchorage Catholic priest claiming he sexually abused them as minors more than two decades ago. Murphy came to Anchorage in the 1960s, but left in 1985 as the archdiocese learned the police were investigating him for sexual misconduct. The suit was filed against, Frank Murphy, the Anchorage Archdiocese, the Bo...
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