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  • $1.1M Settlement in Franklin County Jail Strip Search Suit
    Sunderland, MA: A $1.1 million settlement was reached in the illegal strip search lawsuit involving people taken to Franklin County jail. The suit was filed by Gregory Garvey in response to his being strip searched by corrections officers while in custody after being arrested at his house, Jan. 30, 2007, on a default warrant for failure to appear in co...
  • Washington Man Receives $10 Million Settlement in Brain Injury Case
    Feb-2-11 Tacoma, WA A settlement has been reached between King County, Washington, and the family of Christopher Sean Harris, who suffered a brain injury in May 2009, when he was allegedly shoved by a sheriff's deputy into a wall, the Seattle Times reports. Sarah Harris, Christopher's wife, filed a personal injury lawsuit against the county and alleged tha...
  • Forest Laboratories Settles Lexapro Marketing Allegations
    Feb-2-11 Madison, WI Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen recently announced that Forest Laboratories and subsidiary Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. have paid nearly $1.5 million to settle allegations of improper marketing of drugs such as Lexapro . According to a release from the Attorney General's office, the pharmaceutical company paid $1,427,527.98 to W...
  • Proposed Settlement for Superior Offshore International Securities Class Action
    Houston, TX: To all persons and entities, including beneficiaries, who purchased or otherwise acquired The publicly-traded common stock of Superior Offshore International Inc ("Superior Offshore") (Trading Symbol NASDAQ:DEEP) Between April 20, 2007, and April 25, 2008, inclusive: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED, pursuant to an Order of the United States Dist...
  • Avandia Settlement Reached in Burford Case
    London, UK: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), has settled an Avandia lawsuit that alleged the diabetes medication caused the death of a North Carolina man. The suit was filed by the family of James Burford who died of a heart attack in 2006 while using the drug. The settlement was arranged the night before GSK was due to go to court over the case, which is t...
  • Dick's Sporting Goods Reaches $15M Settlement in Wages and Overtime Class Actions
    New York, NY: Dick's Sporting Goods the largest publicly traded US sporting goods retailer, has agreed to a $15 million settlement that would cover a raft of overtime and wages class action lawsuits. If approved in federal court, the settlement will end unpaid overtime and wages suits in 36 states. Legal Help If you have a similar proble...
  • Vermont to Receive $136,000 Settlement in Paxil Side Effects Case
    Jan-29-11 Montpelier, VT Vermont's attorney general has announced that the state will receive $136,000 as part of a settlement with drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline over Paxil side effects allegations, among others. Attorney General William Sorrell said that the settlement comes after allegations that the drug company produced and sold four products with strength, p...
  • Lennox Hearth Class Action Settlement
    Oakland, CA: A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California involving Superior and Lennox brand single pane, sealed glass front fireplaces. Eligible consumers who have one or more Superior or Lennox brand single-pane sealed glass front gas fireplaces can now file a claim...
  • California Labor Board Files Wage Claim for Hours Lost
    Jan-27-11 Ridgecrest, CA "I know California is an at-will state, which means you can be terminated without a reason," says Penny, "but after speaking with the California labor board, I can file a wage claim because this company—Best Western—violated the California Labor Law ." Penny's problems began when she returned to work from medical leave for...
  • Amusement Park Accidents: From Slip-and-Falls to Ride Catastrophes
    Jan-27-11 San Jose, CA It is often one of the most highly anticipated outings for a family, but in an instant an amusement park accident can change the lives of members of that family. Theme park accidents can be horrific occurrences that result in death or permanent injury to the victims. Such theme park injuries can quickly turn a happy family memory into a ni...
  • Popular Agrees to Settle Securities Class Action Lawsuits
    San Juan, PR: Popular, Inc. (Nasdaq: BPOP) announced today that it and the other named defendants have entered into two memoranda of understanding in connection with the settlement of five putative securities class actions filed in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Court of First Instance, San Juan Part. T...
  • Woman Awarded $500K in Gym Accident
    Miami, FL: A $503,399 settlement has been awarded to Dawn Beauchamp who sustained lower back injuries when the bench she was using at a Gold's Gym collapsed. Beauchamp, then 42, was performing curls at the gym while seated on an adjustable bench when it collapsed. Beauchamp claimed the gym failed to properly maintain the seat, resulting in a lum...
  • Trial Lawyers Reach Settlement on Name
    Dothan, AL: Two settlements have been reached involving three different national trial bar associations. One settlement was reached between The American Trial Lawyers Association ("The Association" or "The Trial Lawyers") and The American Association for Justice ("AAJ"), both plaintiff attorney trial bar associations. A second settlement was reached bet...
  • Rebecca Riley's Estate Awarded $2.5 Million
    Boston, MA: A $2.5 million settlement has been reached between the estate of Rebecca Riley, and Tufts Medical Center psychiatrist Dr. Kayok Kifuji. Rebecca Riley died at the age of 4 from an overdose of clonidine prescribed by Dr. Kifuji. Her parents, Michael and Carolyn Riley were convicted of first-degree murder and second-degree murder respectively...
  • Florida Legal Malpractice Case Goes to Trial in April
    Jan-24-11 Sarasota, FL A Legal Malpractice Law case in Florida has been temporarily delayed after the judge in the case had to move the start date to avoid a sudden conflict. However, it appears as if a complaint surrounding a soured real estate deal and the alleged role of a Florida lawyer in the case will be heard in April. According to the January 21 editi...
  • Philadelphia Is a Center for Government Whistleblowers
    Jan-23-11 Philadelphia, PA The US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has become a hub for government whistleblowers and their lawsuits over the past few years, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. In one of the first of many significant whistleblower cases that have been brought against drug companies, federal prosecutors were used to...
  • MF Global Reaches Preliminary Agreement on Shareholder Lawsuit
    New York, NY: MF Global Holdings Ltd, a broker-dealer providing trading and hedging solutions, announced it has reached a preliminary agreement among principals to settle class action litigation brought on behalf of purchasers of MF Global stock between July 2007 and February 2008. MF Global will contribute $2.5 million to the overall settlement of $...
  • Buzzards Bay Oil Spill Class Action Reaches Preliminary Settlement
    Boston, MA: Preliminary approval of a settlement has been reached in the first environmental class action to be certified in Massachusetts. The suit was brought against Bouchard Transportation Company by more than 1000 homeowners in Mattapoisett whose properties were affected when Bouchad barge B-120 spilled 98,000 gallons of oil into Buzzards Bay, c...
  • "Darvon and Darvocet trials will be bigger than Vioxx," predicts Dr. Ulf Jonasson
    Jan-18-11 Stockholm, Sweden When Ulf Jonasson, Doctor of Public Health visited the US from Sweden in 2003 and again in 2004, he met with doctors at Public Citizen ; doctors who had received studies by Dr. Jonasson and his partner, Birgitta Jonasson, PhD, and were calling for a ban on Darvon (Dextropropoxyphene) , made by Eli Lilly. "We have researched Dar...
  • $26.6 Million in Unpaid Wages and Overtime Returned to New Yorkers Last Year
    Jan-18-11 New York, NY Just how prevalent can overtime pay violations be? In one state alone in 2010, workers were shortchanged to the tune of about $26 million. That was in the state of New York, where the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) returned a total of $26.6 million to workers who had been stiffed in terms of wages and unpaid overtime illegally. ...
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