The Sackler Family is Contributing $4.3B to Settle 3,000 Opioid Lawsuits Against Purdue Pharma

NEW YORK, March 11 (Reuters) – Members of the Sackler family who own Purdue Pharma LP have offered roughly $4.3 billion to resolve sprawling opioid litigation, up from $3 billion initially proposed in settlement discussions underway in the OxyContin maker’s … Continue reading

Federal Judge Approves Daimler’s $1.5B Diesel Emissions Settlement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday approved Daimler AG’s $1.5 billion settlement to resolve a U.S. government probe into the German automaker’s use of undisclosed software that allowed excess diesel pollution to be emitted by 250,000 of its … Continue reading

Bayer’s $2B Settlement Might Exclude Migrant Workers Exposed to the Weed Killer Roundup

Last month, Bayer reached a $2 billion settlement that would cover future legal claims that the weed killer Roundup causes cancer.  While migrant farmworkers in Vermont are routinely exposed to the herbicide, the current settlement would likely exclude them from … Continue reading

Louisiana Attorney General Authorizes $100M Settlement in Oil and Gas Lawsuit

State Attorney General Jeff Landry authorized a $100 million settlement with one of the dozens of oil and gas companies accused of destroying Louisiana’s coast.   Lawsuits were filed by seven parishes alleging 42 energy companies damaged wetlands and marshes through drilling and … Continue reading

Intel Ordered to Pay a $2.2B Settlement in Patent Infringement Case

Intel was told to pay $2.18 billion after losing a patent-infringement trial over technology related to chip-making. Intel infringed two patents owned by closely held VLSI Technology, a federal jury in Waco, Texas, said. The jury found $1.5 billion for … Continue reading

What is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual Harassment Defined: Legally, sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the late 1980s, the Supreme Court interpreted this Act to include discrimination based on “sex” as … Continue reading

Facebook Pays $650M to Settle a Privacy Dispute

WASHINGTON: A US federal judge has given final approval to Facebook’s US$650 million payment to settle a privacy dispute between the social media giant and 1.6 million users in the state of Illinois. “We are pleased to have reached a … Continue reading

Pharmaceutical Giant Johnson & Johnson is Preparing $3.9B for Talc Settlements

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has set aside $3.9 billion for talc-related litigation, according to a regulatory filing this week with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C. The company said it’s now facing more than 25,000 lawsuits related … Continue reading

Alaska Airlines Will Pay $3.19M Following the Death of a Passenger

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has been ordered to pay more than $3 million to the family of a passenger of reduced mobility who suffered a fatal accident at Portland International Airport (PDX) in 2017. The incident occurred after the airline failed … Continue reading

Keith Givens on the Trial Lawyers Summit and Lanier Trial Academy

Michelle Swanner, Executive Director of The National Trial Lawyers, interviews Keith Givens, Founding Shareholder of The Cochran Firm, P.C., about his experiences at the Trial Lawyers Summit and Lanier Trial Academy. Q: Can you tell me about your experience at … Continue reading