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  • San Diego to Pay $3.4 Million to Settle Firefighters’ Overtime Claims
    Feb-26-21 San Diego, CA On February 8, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California approved a proposed settlement of Kelley v. City of San Diego . The settlement ends a class action California labor lawsuit brought by San Diego firefighters who claim that their overtime payments were miscalculated under the provisions of the Fair Labor Stand...
  • Archdiocese of Los Angeles Priest Abuse Settlement
    Los Angeles, CA: Forty-five lawsuits were filed against the nation's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese alleging abuse. The cases involved 22 priests and allegations from two periods when the archdiocese had limited or no insurance against sexual abuse claims. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles will pay $60 million to settle the 45 abuse lawsuits. As many a...
  • Archdiocese of San Francisco Preist Abuse Settlement
    Multiple lawsuits were filed against the church involving allegations of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests. Most of the cases involved allegations against one San Jose priest, Reverend Joseph Pritchard, who died in 1988. All the claims were brought as the result of a 2001 state law that extended the statute of limitations for lawsuits to hold the c...
  • Lawsuit Funding Helps Auto Accident Victims Avoid Debt
    Jul-21-12 Every day, thousands of Americans are involved in automobile accidents which are the number one cause of personal injuries in the U.S. Insurance companies know that an auto accident can cause both physical and financial strain to the victim and their family and will use deny, delay, and defend tactics in hopes that the plaintiff will accept a low settlement...
  • Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa Priest Abuse Settlement
    Roberta Saum is set to receive a $3.3 million out of court settlement from the church. Saum was a student at Resurrection Parish and claimed she was abused and exploited by priest Don Kimball between 1976 and 1982. (Apr-24-05) [ KESQ NEWS ] Legal Help If you have a similar problem and would like to be contacted by a lawyer at no obligation...
  • Roman Catholic Church abuse Settlement
    Elsie Boudreau claimed that Reverend James Poole, a Nome priest, molester her in 1978. Others defendants named in the lawsuit were the Diocese of Fairbanks, the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, and the Alaska Jesuits. The Church has apologized and awarded Boudreau a $1 million settlement. (Apr-05-05) [ JUNEAU EMPIRE ] Legal Help If you h...
  • $15.3 Million Settlement over Predatory Lending
    Feb-10-17 Richmond, VA: An alleged purveyor of predatory lending is facing a settlement in excess of $15 million following protracted litigation lasting years and involving various interpretations pertaining to whether, or not the defendant(s) claims to immunity from state laws were legal, or justified. Most states have laws governing the amount of interest a...
  • Boy Scouts of America Sex Abuse Settlement – For and Against
    Oct-25-21 Los Angeles, CA Voting a settlement of almost $1.9 billion to compensate over 82,000 Boy Scouts of America sexual abuse victims has begun with a December 14, 2021 deadline to vote for the Plan. But many survivors and their attorneys oppose the current proposal. 82,000 Victims The number of claims two decades ago. By 2019 over 12,000 victims –...
  • Alamo Group, M & W Gear Company and Haven Steel Products, Inc. Personal Injury Settlement
    An Adair County jury returned a verdict in favor of Christopher Cowan and Cortney Cowan against Alamo Group, M & W Gear Company and Haven Steel Products, Inc. The multi-million dollar verdict is the largest ever in Adair County and believed to be the first ever tried to verdict in that county exceeding $100,000.00. The Jury found that the defendant...
  • Settlements and Verdicts: Catholic Church
    A $3 million settlement has been reached in the sexual abuse lawsuit filed by Jennifer Chapin. Chaplin claimed that she was repeatedly raped by a priest of the Oakland, CA diocese when she was a child. (Jan-26-04) [ NC TIMES ] Legal Help If you have a similar problem and would like to be contacted by a lawyer at no obligation, please click the...
  • Stockton Diocese Priest Abuse Settlement
    An unidentified victim accused the diocese of failing to protect him from a known molester, Oliver O'Grady, who served as a priest at St. Anne's in Lodi in the 1970s. The Stockton diocese has agreed to settle the pending civil claim for $3 million. (May-20-05) [ INSIDE BAY AREA ] Legal Help If you have a similar problem and would like to b...
  • Diocese of Paterson Settlement
    Twenty six men who claimed to have been molested as boys by Roman Catholic priests have won a lawsuit against the Diocese of Paterson. Between 1968 and 1982 the men alleged sexual abuse by Priest James T. Hanley. Multiple claims arose but the church failed to protect the youth at that time and did not remove the defendant until 17 years later. The men wil...
  • Uber Fallout - A Change in the Law?
    Sep-5-16 San Francisco, CA: The continuing saga between Uber and California labor law regarding misclassification may take years to resolve. “Even if both parties reached an agreement, there needs to be a change in the law,” says employment attorney Todd Scherwin. In yet another strike against a potential resolution against Uber, Judge Edward Chen...
  • Uber California Labor Lawsuit Could Still Go On
    Jun-13-16 Sacramento, CA: A California labor lawsuit filed by drivers for Uber - a ride-sharing service - could continue on, even though a $100 million settlement has been proposed to end the labor lawsuit. Drivers who filed the lawsuit are reportedly not pleased that one of the main issues in the California labor claim - that of them being employees and not ind...
  • Canadian Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
    Apr-29-16 Toronto, ON: Five years ago, attorney Paul Miller told LawyersandSettlements that he had 18 transvaginal mesh cases across Canada. In those five years, more Canadian women - and their doctors - realized the mesh is the cause of their pain and internal damage. “As of today, we have settled 220 transvaginal mesh cases and about 50 more individuals...
  • Successful 9/11 First Responders Settlement Reached
    Nov-19-10 New York, NY Attorneys representing the plaintiffs who were injured while working in the rescue, recovery and debris removal activities at the site of the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and subsequent collapse of the twin towers have confirmed today that they have surpassed the requisite ninety-five percent (95%) opt-in threshold r...
  • Bayer Essure Settlement a Victory for Thousands of Essure Victims and E-Sisters
    Nov-2-20 Santa Clara, CA On the ”Essure Problems” Facebook Page, which was started in 2011, Angie Firmalino advises about 44,000 women, called E-sisters, not to discuss their settlement as it comes with a confidentiality agreement that includes “restrictions about discussing your settlement online… discussing your settlement will jeopardize...
  • California Overtime $1.5 Million Settlement Up for Final Approval in April
    Feb-8-16 Los Angeles, CA: It was in December of last year that an overtime pay laws class action was quietly granted preliminary approval for a $1.5 million settlement. Plaintiffs in the action are looking forward to April 12, the date during which arguments for final approval will be heard. The defendant in the overtime pay lawsuit in California is Restorat...
  • California Labor Law Class-Action Plaintiffs Pushing Hard for Final Approval
    Nov-30-15 Los Angeles, CA: Plaintiffs in a California labor lawsuit have been lobbying the court to approve a settlement in a class action that is without equal in an alleged violation of California labor law . The lawsuit alleged the parent company associated with Tommy Hilfiger loaded workers’ wages onto debit cards, rather than issuing them paychecks or...
  • Total Call Called Out on Undisclosed Fees, Lawsuit Settled
    Sep-27-09 Los Angeles, CA There's nothing like the telecom industry to get one's blood boiling when it comes to undisclosed rates and fees . Especially when said rates and fees are not disclosed. Late last month a nationwide class action lawsuit was settled by Total Call International Inc. with various plaintiffs in regards to prepaid calling cards. The settlemen...
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