Louisiana State Legislative Committee to Pay $105M to Victims of Flood that Happened in 1983

After 39 years of the state saying no, a legislative committee agreed Tuesday to pay $101.5 million to Tangipahoa Parish victims of flooding caused by the building of Interstate 12. But the 1,246 victims, 400 families and 96 businesses are … Continue reading

Class Action Lawsuit Regarding Apple iCloud Requires Payment of $14M to Subscribers

Apple’s iCloud class action lawsuit now requires the renowned iPhone maker to pay a whopping $14 million settlement to its subscribers in the United States. The class action suit arises from the allegation that the Cupertino-based tech giant has breached … Continue reading

New York School District Borrows Money to Pay $17.5M Settlement In Response to Dozens of Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Filed Against Retired Teacher

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District will use $7.5 million from its reserves instead of borrowing the full cost of an agreement that settled 35 Child Victims Act lawsuits against the district. The district in June agreed to pay $17.5 … Continue reading

Conspiracy Theorist, Alex Jones, Set to Pay Parents of Sandy Hook Victim $45.2M in Punitive Damages

U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre $45.2 million in punitive damages – on top of $4.1 million in compensatory damages already awarded – for falsely claiming … Continue reading

Jacksonville, FL Surgeon Slammed with Hundreds of Lawsuits for Claims of Malpractice

Documents from a wrongful death lawsuit shed new light on the alleged malpractice of a Jacksonville doctor who NBC reported has caused “hundreds of injuries” and is the subject of 350 lawsuits, with 100 more expected by the end of the year.  … Continue reading

Federal Trade Commission Settles Allegations of Deceptive Data Use with Twitter for $150 Million

On May 25, 2022, the Department of Justice, acting on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission, sued Twitter for failing to adequately disclose to its users its practice of using users’ phone numbers and email addresses to send them targeted … Continue reading

Local Governments in West Virginia Paid $400M Settlement by Opioid Distributors

West Virginia cities and counties reached a $400 million tentative settlement with three major U.S. drug distributors, lawyers announced Monday. In a lawsuit in state court, the cities and counties accused the distributors of fueling the opioid epidemic. The companies … Continue reading

Department Store Corporation TJX Agrees to Pay $13M Civil Penalty for Offering, Distributing, and Selling Recalled Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that The TJX Companies Inc., of Framingham, Massachusetts, has agreed to pay a $13 million civil penalty for selling, offering for sale, and distributing previously recalled consumer products. It has further agreed to maintain a compliance … Continue reading

A Law Firm in East Texas is Awarded a $150M Settlement in 18-Wheeler Crash Lawsuit

The East Texas law firm of Goudarzi & Young has won a record $150 million wrongful death settlement in a case involving an 18-wheeler crash. At about 5 a.m. May 24, 2020, a Werner Enterprises 18-wheeler crashed into the rear of … Continue reading

States Reach $2.4B Deal Over Marketing and Safety Practices of Generic Opioids

A former opioid manufacturer has agreed in principle to pay up to $2.4 billion in a deal with a dozen states over its marketing and product safety practices, state attorneys general announced Friday. The company, Allergan, is now part of … Continue reading