What is Criminal Law?

Handcuffs and Gavel

Throughout the United States, there are around 10.5 million arrests made each year. This means that an arrest occurs every three seconds–but are they all fair? Thanks to the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, criminal defendants have the right … Continue reading

A Judge Approves Zoom’s $85 Million Class Action Settlement

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there’s been a rapid uptick in the number of organizations using Zoom for online events. This is eminently understandable. Unfortunately, that also led to the rise of Zoombombing — instances where people would crash an online … Continue reading

Trey Songz Faces Allegations of Sexual Misconduct and Demand for a $5 Million Settlement

Trey Songz has been keeping a low profile in recent years, but his name remains in the headlines. The “Neighbors Know My Name” singer has been named by multiple women in allegations of sexual misconduct. Songz denies such, but the allegations … Continue reading

Victims of Larry Nassar Seek $130 Million From the FBI

Thirteen sexual assault victims of Larry Nassar are seeking $10 million each from the FBI, claiming a bungled investigation by agents led to more abuse by the sports doctor, lawyers said Thursday. It’s an effort to make the government responsible for assaults … Continue reading

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Agrees to a $55 Million Settlement Over Contact Lens Pricing

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. has agreed to a $55 million settlement related to contact lens pricing. The agreement means the parties will forgo a trial in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Reuters reports. The settlement … Continue reading

Alabama Reaches a $267 Million Settlement With J&J, McKesson, and Endo

Alabama on Tuesday reached $276 million in settlements with Johnson & Johnson, McKesson Corp and Endo International Plc, resolving claims that the companies fueled an opioid addiction crisis, the state attorney general said. Under the settlement, drug distributor McKesson will … Continue reading

A New Jersey Catholic Diocese Reaches an $87.5 Million Settlement With Sexual Abuse Victims

A multimillion-dollar settlement between the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, and victims of child sexual abuse by members of the clergy has been announced by the diocese and a survivors committee. About 300 victims who experienced child sexual … Continue reading

Physician Partners of America Resolves False Claims Act Allegations With a $24.5 Million Settlement

Physician Partners of America LLC (PPOA), its founder, and its former chief medical officer agreed to pay $24.5 million to resolve FCA allegations raised in four qui tam lawsuits filed by current and former employees of PPOA and its affiliated entities. PPOA … Continue reading

A Texas Jury Finds a $15.6 Million Wrongful Death and Injury Verdict

A Texas jury has awarded more than $15.6 million to the families of victims of a deadly electrical accident that occurred in May 2017. This is said to be the largest verdict on an injury or wrongful death case in … Continue reading

Leaders in St. Louis Call For a Special Committee to Investigate the Handling of a $500 Million Rams Settlement

There are calls for a special committee investigation into the handling of more than $500 million from St. Louis’ legal settlement with Rams owner, Stan Kroenke, and the NFL. St. Louis received $790 million from the settlement reached in November. … Continue reading