A $230 Million Settlement Is Reached Over a 2015 Southern California Oil Spill

The owner of an oil pipeline that spewed thousands of barrels of crude oil onto Southern California beaches in 2015 has agreed to pay $230 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by fishermen and property owners, court documents show. … Continue reading

The LeClairRyan-UnitedLex Dispute Reaches a Pending $21 Million Settlement

After a prolonged mediation process, the LeClairRyan bankruptcy estate looks to have reached a sizable settlement in one of the case’s most high-profile disputes. The collapsed Richmond law firm’s liquidation trustee has agreed to settle her dispute with legal services … Continue reading

The Families of Holyoke Soldiers Home Victims Reach a $56 Million Settlement

Massachusetts has agreed to pay $56 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by the families of veterans who died or became sick after contracting COVID-19 at a state-run veterans’ care center during one of the deadliest outbreaks at a … Continue reading

The Wife of a Missouri Pedestrian Killed by a Motorist Wins $10 Million

A woman who hit and killed a pedestrian in Columbia while she was talking on her phone and speeding has been ordered to pay $10 million to the victim’s wife. Circuit Court Judge Joshua Devine on Wednesday approved the judgment … Continue reading

Can You Sue for Emotional Distress?

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Victims of employment accidents, slip and fall accidents, and car accidents can suffer not only physically but also emotionally across the United States. But, in the United States, can you sue for emotional distress? What is Emotional Distress? People sometimes … Continue reading

A Federal Judge Gives Initial Approval to a $180 Million FirstEnergy Settlement

A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a proposed $180 million settlement between FirstEnergy shareholders and a group of company executives who ran the Akron-based utility during the House Bill 6 scandal. However, U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley, the … Continue reading

The Texas AG Announces a $14 Million Settlement With TurboTax

Attorney General Paxton announced a significant settlement against Inuit Inc., who markets the popular product “Turbo Tax.” Texas will receive more than $14 million in restitution for Texas consumers as part of a $141 million multistate settlement, which resolves an … Continue reading

The FTC Approves a $69 Million Frontier Internet Settlement

The Federal Trade Commission has approved a $69 million settlement with Frontier Communications over allegations the tech company misrepresented internet service speeds to customers in Riverside and Los Angeles counties, officials said Thursday. The deal resolves a civil enforcement action … Continue reading

NYC Settles a Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit For $10.5 Million

New York City will pay $10.5 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by a man who spent 24 years in prison on a murder conviction that was overturned after a witness who had placed him at the … Continue reading

Florida Reaches a $683 Million Opioid Settlement With Walgreens

The Walgreens pharmacy chain has reached a $683 million settlement with the state of Florida in a lawsuit accusing the company of improperly dispensing millions of painkillers that contributed to the opioid crisis, state officials said Thursday. State Attorney General … Continue reading