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  • New York City Protesters Settlement
    The city has agreed to pay a $231,000 settlement to protesters who were arrested during the National Republican Convention. The 108 plaintiffs are set to receive $150 each while the other $215,000 is going to legal fees. (Apr-16-05) [ NEW YORK TIMES ] Legal Help If you have a similar problem and would like to be contacted by a lawyer at no...
  • City of Oakland police shooting Settlement
    Officers Ryan Gill and Richard Vass allegedly unlawfully entered the home of 20 year old Terrance Mearis in October of 2003. In a struggle, the officers say Mearis grabbed Gill's gun and Vass shot him for protection. Mearis died from the shooting and his family filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city. Oakland City Council awarded the family a $50,...
  • Allstate Insurance Company car accident Settlement
    ABF Freight Systems driver Larry Johnson died in a car crash in June of 2003. An underinsured motorist ran a stop sign and Johnson drove his company truck into the car. Allstate has agreed to award Johnson's wife a $500,000 settlement. (Apr-05-05) [ THE WGAL CHANNEL ] Legal Help If you have a similar problem and would like to be contacte...
  • Ashland Inc. et al. construction accident Settlement
    Terry Bowers was working as a general manager of a vending machine company in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. In February of 1999, a connecting wall collapsed during a blast at Concept Sciences and killed four employees, including Bowers. His family sued the companies for negligence and was recently awarded a $1.6 million settlement. (Apr-14-05) ...
  • Easton Police Department brutality Settlement
    Four years ago, Jack W. Cuvo Jr. alleged officers brutally attacked him downtown for no reason. The state wrestling champion and Pan-Am gold metal winner believes he was targeted because police thought he was responsible for vandalizing an officer's house. The city of Easton has agreed to pay Cuvo a $2.5 million settlement for his injuries. (Mar-29-05) ...
  • Microsoft Corp. antitrust Settlement
    Gateway Inc. charged the computer giant with antitrust practices. Microsoft has agreed to pay Gateway a $150 million settlement over the next four years and help them develop PC products in the future. (Apr-11-05) [ MARKET WATCH ] Legal Help If you have a similar problem and would like to be contacted by a lawyer at no obligation, please c...
  • Bloomburg High School wrongful termination Settlement
    Over the last five years Merry Stephens had been honored with Coach of the Year three times and Teacher of the Year just last year. Stephens was head coach of the Lady Wildcats basketball team and had a year and a half left on her contract when her employment was terminated. In a lawsuit filed against the school she claimed her termination was related t...
  • Lloyd's Equitas asbestos insurance claims Settlement
    McDermott International Inc. and the parent company of Babcock & Wilcox filed a lawsuit against the runoff company for asbestos claims. Equitas agreed to pay the company a $415 million settlement for asbestos related injuries. Babcock & Wilcox will put the money into a trust for over 222,000 asbestos related claims. Equitas has paid out over $7 billion...
  • City of Burbank car accident Settlement
    Rufino Lopez Calderon was cruising through an intersection on his motorcycle when struck by a police officer. Detective Daniel Charles Mayreis was driving an unmarked police car and did not see Calderon. In the car accident, Calderon suffered fractures of his left knee and right leg and was awarded a $450,000 settlement for his injuries. (Mar-30-05) [...
  • Department of Social and Health Services foster abuse Settlement
    For the past 16 years two brothers have been in and out of foster homes throughout Washington State. They filed a lawsuit against the department after one of their foster care fathers molested and abused them. Harlan Clark Nelson pleaded guilty to two counts of child molestation and one count of assault and is currently serving 8 years in prison. The St...
  • Sony PlayStation2 Patent Infringement Settlement
    The Japanese electronics company has been ordered to refrain from selling PlayStation2 after allegedly violating Immersions' patent for digital touch technology. Haptic technology is used in over 40 PlayStation video games to make the controller vibrate. Immersion, based in California, is set to receive a $90.7 million settlement for patent infringement...
  • 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...
  • Romic Environmental Technologies hazardous waste Settlement
    The Environmental Protection Agency claimed the company was violating Toxic Substances Control policies at their East Palo Alto and Redwood City facilities. Romic has agreed to pay the Californian agency an $849,000 settlement to resolve hazardous waste violations. (Apr-11-05) [ KGET NEWS ] Legal Help If you have a similar problem and woul...
  • Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. patent infringement Settlement
    The Israeli maker of network securities products has agreed to pay a $2 million patent infringement settlement. Andrew Pickholtz claimed Aladdin's MicroGuard product infringed upon a patent. (Arp-11-05) Legal Help If you have a similar problem and would like to be contacted by a lawyer at no obligation, please click the link below to submit...
  • Morgan Financial Co. et al. lead paint Settlement
    Zachary Barbour and his family rented a house in part of Section 8 housing in Belleville. A lawsuit claimed the managers and owners of the building were negligent in using lead paint and not warning renters of its harmful affects. Zachary, now 12 years old, became very sick as his lead levels spiked, leading to deterioration in brain function. His IQ is...
  • MLB Advanced Media and Steiner Sports Memorabilia, Inc. email promotion Settlement
    The city of New York filed a lawsuit against the companies alleging deceptive e-mail promotions. MLB and Steiner emailed thousands of fans regarding discounted collectibles and memorabilia. The lawsuit claimed these promotions were misleading and deceived customers. MLB and Steiner have agreed to pay the city a $232,000 settlement for deceptive advertis...
  • Wal-Mart and Walgreens AbEnergizer Settlement
    The two massive retail stores have agreed to pay a combined $650,000 settlement for selling an illegal product. The AbEnergizer Abdominal Muscle Stimulator is not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration; it is misbranded and therefore illegal. The medical device claimed to stimulate stomach muscles with an electrical current. Wal-Mart and Walgre...
  • National Consumer Council, Debt Management Foundation Services, and Better Budget Financial Services Settlement
    The three debt consolidation companies have been ordered to pay the federal government a $6 million settlement for misguiding consumers about their financial needs. The companies charged customers penalty payments and high interest instead of helping them pay down debt. (Mar-31-05) [ PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL ] [ SETTLEMENT INFO ] Legal He...
  • St. Matthews Police wrongful charges Settlement
    On September 25, 2002, Troy Rufra was arrested and charged with four counts of bank robbery. Rufra sued the county for allegedly showing witnesses' only one photo of him instead of the standard photo line up. The police department has agreed to pay Rufra a $300,000 settlement for wrongful charges through the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services As...
  • Death Row Records contract Settlement
    Lydia Harris filed a lawsuit against the record company claiming she was an equal founding partner of the label but was forced out when Suge Knight realized its profitable potential. Death Row Records, Marion 'Suge' Knight and Tha Row Inc. have been ordered to pay Harris a $107 million settlement for breach of contract. (Mar-31-05) [ MUSIC TELEVISION...
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