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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • $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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • $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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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