The $850 Million Boy Scouts Settlement Receives Approval

The judge overseeing the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy on Thursday approved the youth organization’s request to sign off on an $850 million settlement to resolve tens of thousands of sex abuse claims. The ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein of Delaware will enable … Continue reading

A Man Will Receive a $2 Million Settlement for His Wrongful Conviction

Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams agreed Monday to settle a wrongful conviction lawsuit filed by a freed Angola lifer for $2 million, the latest step toward wrapping up lingering misconduct claims from earlier administrations. The DA’s Office said it … Continue reading

The California AG Announces a $75 Million Settlement With Bristol Myers Squibb

California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced a $75 million nationwide settlement with global pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), resolving allegations that BMS underpaid the drug rebates owed to Medi-Cal and other state Medicaid programs. According to a complaint … Continue reading

Opioid Litigation: What You Need to Know

Every day, more than 130 Americans lose their lives to opioid overdoses and many more battle with opioid addiction. Over the past 20 years, the deregulation of laws handling the prescribing of opioids to treat persistent non-cancer pain by the … Continue reading

West Virginia Firefighters Pursue a Holiday Backpay Legal Battle That Was Settled Last Year for $1.7 Million

The two-and-a-half year battle between the city of Morgantown and International Firefighters Local 313 over holiday backpay goes before Judge Phillip Gaujot September 16. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the firefighters by Wheeling-based attorney Teresa Toriseva, says Morgantown violated … Continue reading

A New York Police Shooting Is Settled for $1.55 Million

City officials announced that a settlement has been reached in the federal court case of Thevenin v. City of Troy et al. The settlement of $1.55M was facilitated by the District Court with the involvement of all parties, and resolves … Continue reading

Georgia Reaches a $19.8 Million Settlement With Turtle Creek Assets Over Multiple Fair Practices Act Violations

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced a $19.8 million settlement with Turtle Creek Assets, Ltd. and its owner, Gordon Engle, (collectively “Turtle Creek”), resolving allegations that the company committed multiple violations of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and … Continue reading

Local San Diego County Restaurants Receive a $4.5 Million Settlement Over Permit Fees

San Diego County began notifying restaurants Thursday of $4.5 million in permit fee refunds, the result of a recent settlement in a lawsuit brought by a local restaurant group. The refunds cover the period of March 16, 2020 through June … Continue reading

An Ohio County Approves a $24.9 Million Opioid Settlement

The Lucas County commissioners on Tuesday approved a settlement as part of the statewide lawsuit against opioid distributers and manufacturers that could send up to $24.9 million to the county over 18 years. Lucas County is one of many municipalities … Continue reading

BitMEX Agrees to Pay $100 Million to Settle Allegations by the CFTC and FinCEN

Crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX has agreed to pay up to $100 million to resolve a case from the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN. In a Tuesday announcement, the Commodity … Continue reading