CITGO Settles Claims Over a 2006 Oil Spill for $19 Million

CITGO Petroleum Corporation has agreed to pay $19.69 million to resolve federal and state claims for natural resource damages in a 2006 oil spill. The settlement was executed under the Oil Pollution Act and the Louisiana Oil Spill Prevention and … Continue reading

A Judge Approves a $15 Million Settlement for an Incapacitated Woman Who Was Sexually Assaulted

A judge has approved a $15 million settlement against a doctor in a lawsuit by the parents of an incapacitated woman who was sexually assaulted and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care center, marking the last of several … Continue reading

Six Flags Will Pay $36 Million to Settle a Lawsuit Over Finger Scans

Six Flags Great America has agreed to a $36 million settlement to end a class-action lawsuit over the amusement park’s use of finger-scan entry gates.  Six Flags doesn’t admit to any fault or liability as part of the agreement, which … Continue reading

Following the Death of an Inmate, San Diego County Hits $14 Million in Payouts Over the Past Year

Before he was served a meal in a plastic bag and left unmonitored in his San Diego County jail cell, Ivan Ortiz told guards he was feeling depressed and hearing voices telling him to kill himself, his family said in … Continue reading

Alton Sterling’s Family Has Agreed to a $4.5 Million Settlement

Earlier this year, it was reported that a $5 million settlement for the death of Alton Sterling had gone to the wayside. Since then, the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council voted in favor of offering the family of Sterling a $4.5 … Continue reading

Avis Budget Group Agrees to Pay $10.1 Million in a False Claims Settlement

Avis Budget Group Inc. (Avis Budget), which includes its wholly-owned brands Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, and Payless Car Rental, will pay $10.1 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by overcharging the United States … Continue reading

The Family of a Jogger Who Was Fatally Struck by a Car Settles for $2.2 Million

Kitsap County has settled a lawsuit for $2.2 million over the death of a jogger who was struck and killed in the crosswalk of a Silverdale intersection in 2017. The family of Central Kitsap School District teacher Amy Higgins, 50, … Continue reading

Indiana Residents Begin Receiving Their Share of a $550 Million Auto Financing Settlement

Thousands of Hoosiers are receiving checks as a result of a $550 million settlement with the country’s largest subprime auto financing company. Attorney General Todd Rokita says his office reached the settlement last year with Santander Consumer USA Inc., in which 33 states … Continue reading

Iowa Will Pay $5.7 Million in a Public University Settlement

Iowa has agreed to pay $5.7 million to settle eight separate discrimination and negligence claims at its public universities. Those payments include $3.5 million to an Iowa City couple who accused UI Hospitals and Clinics doctors of negligence during the birth … Continue reading

5 Examples of Wrongful Death Cases and How to File a Lawsuit

Essentially, a wrongful death lawsuit consists of an act by one individual leading to the death of another individual. The death might adhere to either a willful or unexpected activity, and the dead person’s estate might find themselves eligible to … Continue reading