The Washington Supreme Court Decides on a $1.7 Million Insurance Settlement

An insurer that refused a $399,000 settlement offer may have to pay more than $1.7 million because of a settlement that was made separately between its policyholder and an aggrieved customer, under a unanimous decision by the Washington Supreme Court on Thursday. … Continue reading

Tesla Will Pay $1.5 Million to Settle a Lawsuit Over Battery Voltage Reduction

US electric vehicle maker Tesla is set to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit regarding the voltage restriction of batteries amid a spate of fires in their Model S sedans. The suit, filed in August 2019, alleged that Tesla … Continue reading

Longfellow Bridge Repair Workers Will Receive a Record-Breaking $26.6 Million Settlement

An eight-figure settlement was awarded to a union mason steward seriously injured during rehabilitation work on the Longfellow Bridge. A Middlesex County jury found the J.F. White Contracting Company, with its joint venture partners, Skanska and Consigli Construction, negligent and … Continue reading

A Lawsuit Over a Fatal Police Standoff Shooting Settles for $3 Million

A $3 million settlement has been reached in the 2016 death of a Black woman shot by Baltimore County police after a standoff, a county official and attorneys for the woman’s family confirmed to a newspaper Wednesday. The Baltimore Sun reports that … Continue reading

An Abbott Subsidiary Settles False Medicare Claims and Kickbacks for $160 Million

Alere and its now-defunct subsidiary Arriva Medical—formerly the nation’s largest supplier of mail-order diabetes testing equipment for Medicare patients—have agreed to a whopping $160 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice. The case, which was initially filed in 2013 … Continue reading

Tyson Foods Agrees to a $21 Million Settlement With a Group of Broiler Chicken Producers

Tyson Foods Inc. has reached a proposed agreement to pay $21 million to a group of broiler chicken producers that accused the company of suppressing compensation paid to them as part of a conspiracy with other processors. Plaintiffs in the … Continue reading

A Healthcare Provider Settles California Whistleblower Lawsuits for $37 Million

Southern California-based Prime Healthcare Services and two of its doctors will pay $37.5 million to settle whistleblower lawsuits that claimed the hospital system paid kickbacks to one of the physicians and bought his practice for more than it was worth, … Continue reading

Zoom Settles a Privacy Lawsuit for $85 Million

Zoom will pay $85 million to settle a lawsuit claiming it violated users’ privacy rights, according to a preliminary settlement filed on Saturday. The class action suit by several Zoom users alleges the company shared personal data with Facebook, Google … Continue reading

Tesla Settles Battery Throttling Complaints for $1.5 Million

Back in 2019, Tesla pushed an over-the-air update to its Model S sedans following an incident wherein the vehicle caught fire in a Hong Kong parking lot. As CNBC notes, it said at the time that the update will revise “charge and thermal management … Continue reading

The Baby Doe Opioid Case Concludes With a $35 Million Settlement

An attorney who helped reach a $35 million settlement with an opioid manufacturer over the company’s role in the epidemic in Tennessee said Thursday that his team accepted the drug maker’s “last, best and final” offer, arguing the agreement avoids … Continue reading