Santa Fe Agrees To a $36M Settlement With the Firms Responsible For Constructing Its Water Project

The board of the Santa Fe city and county’s joint Buckman Direct Diversion agreed to a $36 million settlement last week in a lawsuit against firms responsible for designing and constructing the water project, the agreement shows. The settlement wraps … Continue reading

Health Net Repaid $97.2M To Settle an Investigation Confirming It Over-Billed the U.S. For Veterans Care

A Rancho Cordova health insurance company has repaid $97.2 million to settle an investigation into inflated claims submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. Health Net Federal Services LLC agreed to the settlement after an audit … Continue reading

Sessions at the 2021 Trial Lawyers Summit

On May 4 – 7, 2021, The National Trial Lawyers will present the 10th annual Trial Lawyers Summit, hosted at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, FL. This conference will provide attorneys, paralegals, students, and firm administrators with outstanding … Continue reading

The U.S. Settles the 1800s Land Grabs With the Pembina Band of Chippewas for $59M

FARGO — A delegation that negotiated a treaty to obtain a large swath of the Red River Valley from the Ojibwe showed up with added persuasion: almost 300 soldiers and a Gatling gun. Under the treaty negotiated at the “Old … Continue reading

A Settlement With the Department of Agriculture Will Bring $715M in Food Stamps To Pennsylvania Households

(Pittsburgh) — A legal settlement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and two Pennsylvania women who are food stamp recipients will result in $712 million in additional food stamp benefits for more than 650,000 of the lowest-income Pennsylvania households. The … Continue reading

Seattle School District Agrees to a $4.25M Sexual Assault Settlement

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — A suburban Seattle school district this week agreed to pay $4.25 million to settle a lawsuit that accuses a former middle school teacher of sexually assaulting his student for nearly a decade. According to the lawsuit, drama … Continue reading

USC Agrees To $1.1B Settlement for 710 Women Alleging Abuse by Gynecologist

The University of Southern California has agreed to pay more than $1 billion in settlements to those who accused former student health center gynecologist George Tyndall of repeated sexual assaults on female patients. A Los Angeles County Superior Court approved a deal … Continue reading

Federal Trade Commission Sends $50M of the 2019 University of Phoenix Settlement to Eligible Students

The Federal Trade Commission secured a record $191 million settlement with the for-profit University of Phoenix in 2019 over deceptive marketing claims and announced on Wednesday that it is sending nearly $50 million in refunds to eligible students. The FTC had sued … Continue reading

Boston Scientific Agreed to Pay a $189M Settlement With the U.S. Over Surgical Mesh Devices

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Boston Scientific Corp agreed to pay $188.7 million to settle claims by most U.S. states that it deceptively marketed its surgical mesh devices to consumers. The settlement with 47 states and Washington, D.C. was announced on Tuesday … Continue reading

Networking at the 2021 Trial Lawyers Summit

On May 4 – 7, 2021, The National Trial Lawyers will present the 10th annual Trial Lawyers Summit, hosted at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. This conference is a unique gathering of America’s top civil plaintiff … Continue reading