BP Settlement Checks are Going to More than 1M Oregonians

Attorney General and Oregon Consumer Justice let recipients know checks are legitimate SALEM — You may have already received it. Over the next few weeks, more than 1 million Oregonians who used a debit card to buy gas at Oregon … Continue reading

The 2020 United States Civil Rights Movement

The Start Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the civil rights movement fought for social justice, mainly for black Americans to achieve equal lawful civil liberties in the USA. The Civil War officially stopped slavery, however not discrimination dealing with the … Continue reading

Wells Fargo Gets the Go Ahead for $79M Settlement

After three years of litigation, Wells Fargo’s $79 million class action settlement to resolve allegations that it illegally made thousands of former employees forfeit deferred compensation is final. Judge Joseph F. Anderson’s order approving the settlement awarded $19.75 million, or … Continue reading

$40M Settlement Announced By SEC in Florida Teacher Pension Case

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a $40 million civil settlement with a financial adviser it says violated the rules in promoting retirement investments to Florida teachers. The SEC order says the company, Valic Financial Advisors, “failed to disclose to certain Florida teachers … Continue reading

The History of American Police Brutality

The Start of Policing TIME In the U.S., the evolution of police followed England. Early colony patrolling functioned in two formal and communal styles, known as the “Watch” system, or private-for-profit policing, named “The Big Stick.” The watch system involved … Continue reading

Judge Approves SeaWorld’s $65M Settlement Over ‘Blackfish’

Six years after SeaWorld Entertainment was sued for allegedly deceiving stockholders about the damaging impact the “Blackfish” documentary was having on theme park attendance, a federal judge on Friday approved a $65-million payout to aggrieved investors. Although a settlement of … Continue reading

Washington Post Settles $250M Lawsuit with Kentucky Teen

A Kentucky teen and The Washington Post have settled a lawsuit over the newspaper’s coverage of his encounter with a Native American man at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington last year. The teen’s lawyers said on social media Friday that … Continue reading

Facebook Agrees to $650M Facial Recognition Settlement

Facebook has agreed to pay a total of $650 million in a landmark class action lawsuit over the company’s unauthorized use of facial recognition, a new court filing shows. The filing represents a revised settlement that increases the total payout by $100 million and … Continue reading

Novartis Whistleblower to Receive $109.4M of $678M Settlement

Oswald Bilotta blew the whistle on Novartis’ alleged doctor kickback scheme while working as a sales rep at the Swiss drugmaker, leading to U.S. government intervention in a lawsuit in 2013. Now, as Novartis has agreed to resolve the case … Continue reading

Nassau County Jury Returns $1.45 Million Verdict for Client of Pegalis Law Group

New Hyde Park, July 2020… On March 16, 2020, in one of the last civil jury verdicts due to the Corona virus, a Nassau County jury returned a $1.45 million verdict against Dr. Louis Tiger—a Massapequa physician—in favor of the Estate … Continue reading