Novartis Whistleblower to Receive $109.4M of $678M Settlement

Oswald Bilotta blew the whistle on Novartis’ alleged doctor kickback scheme while working as a sales rep at the Swiss drugmaker, leading to U.S. government intervention in a lawsuit in 2013. Now, as Novartis has agreed to resolve the case … Continue reading

Nassau County Jury Returns $1.45 Million Verdict for Client of Pegalis Law Group

New Hyde Park, July 2020… On March 16, 2020, in one of the last civil jury verdicts due to the Corona virus, a Nassau County jury returned a $1.45 million verdict against Dr. Louis Tiger—a Massapequa physician—in favor of the Estate … Continue reading

Wells Fargo’s $152M Settlement Upheld by 9th Circuit

Wells Fargo’s $142 million settlement to resolve class claims that it pressured its sales team to open bank accounts on behalf of customers without their authorization or consent stands following a Ninth Circuit ruling Monday. Settlement objectors tried to argue … Continue reading

Santee Cooper’s $520M Settlement Over Failed Nuclear Project is Approved

Santee Cooper on Monday received final approval for a $520 million legal settlement with its customers over its failure to complete an expansion of the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in Fairfield County. The deal, approved by former S.C. Supreme Court … Continue reading

Exelon’s ComEd Reaches $200M Settlement in Bribery Case

Exelon’s (EXC) ComEd  has agreed to pay a $200 million fine as part of a settlement agreement to resolve a U.S. Justice Department probe into the unit’s long-running lobbying practices and bribery scheme in Illinois. Under the three-year deferred prosecution … Continue reading

Marina Bay Sands Settles Lawsuit with Disgruntled Gambler for $6.5M

Marina Bay Sands Pte., the holding company for the Singapore integrated resort of the same name operated by Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), is settling a lawsuit with a disgruntled gambler for $6.5 million. Last year, Wang Xi, a Chinese gambler, … Continue reading

$32.7M Settlement Reached in Ghost Ship Fire Lawsuit

The city of Oakland has reached a $32.7 million settlement of the lawsuits filed over the disastrous Ghost Ship warehouse fire in 2016. The Oakland City Council authorized the settlement on behalf of 32 of the 36 people who lost … Continue reading

$21.5M Settlement Reached by Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Alexion Pharmaceuticals is reaching into its coffers to settle charges leveled against it by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company will hand over a total of roughly $21.5 million in disgorgement, civil penalties, and pre-judgment interest to the regulator. The … Continue reading

Judge Rejects Proposed $19M Harvey Weinstein Settlement

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a proposed $18.9 million class-action settlement for women who have alleged sexual abuse or workplace harassment by convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein for the Southern District of New York, who laid out … Continue reading

Universal Health Services Finalizes $122M Settlement

Whistleblowers will receive a $16.7 million payday as part of a $122 million settlement between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Universal Health Services (UHS), one of the nation’s largest hospital and healthcare service providers.  The settlement, announced Friday, settles … Continue reading