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  • CIGNA Corp. ERISA Settlement
    John Depenbrock filed a lawsuit against his employers claiming they violated his rights to pension benefits. Depenbrock left the company and was rehired 11 months later. A few weeks after that, the corporation introduced a new pension plan with lower payouts and filed Depenbrock under the new plan. CIGNA Corp. has agreed to pay $240,000 in lawyer fees and...
  • Seamen's Society for Children and Families foster care abuse Settlement
    In the summer of 1993 Sandra had her two children taken into the New York City foster care system. Seamen's Society for Children and Families placed them in the home of Mary McLaughlin and her adult son Darrell Williams. He allegedly sexually abused and sodomized the two girls for four years. Finally, a day care noticed signs of abuse and informed authori...
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Discrimination Settlement
    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. has agreed to a settlement with almost fifty-five hundred customers and former customers in Texas. The settlement comes from allegations towards the company of race-based pricing. The settlement will cost Metropolitan $1.6 million dollars. The payment comes as a part of a larger, national lawsuit against the company. Most o...
  • Shell Oil Co. gas leak settlement
    Shell Oil Products has settled a lawsuit with Orange County, California officials in regards to contamination around the company's gas stations in the county. Shell has agreed to pay an unlimited amount for clean up of the contamination, as well as $10.5 million to test for leaks in underground gas storage containers, $3.5 million in reimbursement for the...
  • Town of Amherst, NY wrongful death Settlement
    In January 2001, four teenagers were forced to walk on a busy suburban road because snow clogged the sidewalks. All four were hit by oncoming traffic; one teen was injured and the other three died. The families have agreed to an out of court settlement of $620,000 from the town. (Mar-20-05) [ WSTM NEWS ] Legal Help If you have a similar prob...
  • Deutsche Bank Conflict of Interest Settlement
    Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. has settled with the California Department of Corporations for $87.5 million. The department will receive $3 million of the settlement, while $25 million will be paid as a penalty for the conflict of interest charges, $25 million for the funding of research conducted by independent organizations, $7.5 million for the delay of...
  • Department of Transportation car accident Settlement
    On August 19, 2002, Jason Michael Drake was stopped at an intersection when struck from behind by a pickup truck. Michael J. Lapko's Ford truck pushed Drake's car into oncoming traffic where it was hit by another car. Drake's parents sued Lapko and the Department of Transportation for the death of their son. They alleged the intersection was designed poor...
  • Settlement: Research In Motion
    A settlement has been reached between NTP and Research In Motion over a patent-infringement lawsuit. Research In Motion is to pay $450 million over unauthorized use of NTP technologies. The suit was brought to court in Virginia in 2001 after NTP complained that Research In Motion was using NTP patents in its own products. The settlement includes payment f...
  • State of Vermont inmate suicide Settlement
    James Quigley committed suicide while incarcerated at Northwest Correctional Facility in St. Albans. Prison authorities claim he was planning to escape so they ordered him to spend 118 days locked in solitary confinement. Quigley's family estate sued the state for damages and was recently awarded $750,000 in the settlement. (Mar-20-05) [ TIMES ARGUS ] ...
  • Settlement: University of Oregon
    The lawsuit of a former employee of the University of Oregon who was allegedly discriminated against has led to the university's creation of the post of Vice Provost for Institutional Equality and Diversity. The University of Oregon chose not to renew the contract of Joe Wade, the director of the Office of Academic Advising and Student Services in 1999 af...
  • Tenet Healthcare Corp. $30.75 Settlement
    Santa Barbara-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. has reached a settlement worth $30.75 million with the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as some civilian lawsuits. The settlement resolved an inquiry by the Department into the hiring practices of a Tenet-run hospital in Florida, as well as a more generalized scrutiny of the company itself. The majority of the...
  • University of Washington and the NCAA wrongful termination Settlement
    Former head football coach Rick Neuheisel filed a lawsuit for wrongful termination against the school and the NCAA for interfering. He was fired after he admitted gambling in off-campus NCAA basketball tournament pools. Washington and the NCAA have agreed to pay Neuheisel $3 million in this wrongful termination settlement. (Mar-07-05) [ SEATTLE PI ] ...
  • New Zealand District Health Board nurse pay Settlement
    In an employment settlement, nurses will receive $413 million over the next three years. The medical staff sought a pay raises for the importance of their skills in the industry. (Mar-11-05) [ THE SCOOP ] 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 submi...
  • Shell Corp. ContaminationSettlement
    Shell Oil Products has settled a lawsuit with Orange County, California officials in regards to contamination around the company's gas stations in the county. Shell has agreed to pay an unlimited amount for clean up of the contamination, as well as $10.5 million to test for leaks in underground gas storage containers, $3.5 million in reimbursement for the...
  • Imation Corp. disposable cameras Settlement
    After a six-year legal battle, Jazz Photo Corp., a reloader of disposable cameras, entered into a $25 million settlement with data storage giant Imation Corp. for allegedly faulty camera film. In a case being tried before Hon. Jose Linares of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the settlement was approved by Hon. Morris Stern...
  • Miami City Police mentally ill shooting Settlement
    Richard Wayne Beatty, a known schizophrenic, went into a cafeteria and began waving a pocket knife at customers and employees. Miami police officers Hector Mendez and Raul Martinez chased Beatty 12 blocks before shooting him 14 times to his death. On behalf of Beatty's daughter, Kimberly Duff, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed a lawsuit...
  • St. Luke's Hospital medical malpractice Settlement
    Michael Brewer-Berres died at the age of 41 after abdominal surgery performed by Dr. Matthew L. Montgomery. He left behind a wife and three children who sued the hospital and its doctors for medical malpractice. Mr. Brewer-Berres suffered form sleep apnea and should have been kept in intensive care for careful monitoring after surgery; instead he was left to...
  • South Jersey Transportation Authority contract Settlement
    G&G/RPS LLC claimed the authority breached a $21 million contract to build an airport garage as a result of political pressures and retribution. A tentative $9.9 million settlement will pay the developer to take over operations of the Atlantic City International Airport garage. (Mar-12-05) [ APP NEWS ] Legal Help If you have a similar proble...
  • Critical Care Specialists Inc., Nurse Associates and Advance Nursing Institute gender discrimination Settlement
    Three women have won an $18,000 settlement for sex-based wage discrimination. They claimed men performing the same duties were paid more. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found the companies liable for gender discrimination. (Mar-11-05) [ THE STATE ] Legal Help If you have a similar problem and would like to be contacted by a l...
  • Saskatchewan Department of Social Services murder Settlement
    Helen Montgomery was brutally murdered in 1997 by two young female offenders, Serena Nicotine and Catherine Mackenzie. Montgomery, a group home operator, was looking after the teens sent to her from the Saskatchewan Department of Social Services. Both girls were tried as adults and are serving life sentences for second-degree murder. The Canadian governme...
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