Catholic Order Struggles to Raise $100 Million to Atone for Slave Labor

Jesuits established a trust to answer for their history of enslaving Black people. But frustrated descendants tell Rome the order is “not delivering in deed.”

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Lawsuit Against Fox Is Shaping Up to Be a Major First Amendment Case

The suit, filed by Dominion Voting Systems, could be one of the most consequential First Amendment cases in a generation.

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More Black Former N.F.L. Players Eligible for Concussion Payouts

Tests for dementia were rescored under the N.F.L.’s concussion settlement to avoid race-based criteria.

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The Alex Jones Verdict and the Fight Against Disinformation

What is the significance of the defamation case against America’s most prominent conspiracy theorist?

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Jury Orders Alex Jones to Pay $45.2 Million in Sandy Hook Case

The parents of a child killed in the school shooting were awarded the punitive damages at the conclusion of the defamation trial against the conspiracy theorist.

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Jurors Award Sandy Hook Parents $4 Million in Damages

The decision was in the first of three trials to determine how much the Infowars conspiracy theorist must pay relatives of victims for spreading lies about the 2012 school shooting.

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For Young Offenders, Restitution Debts Can Present Crippling Obstacles

A new report asserts that ordering juvenile offenders to pay compensation to their victims often derails their lives, and victims’ rights groups see shortcomings as well.

#children-and-childhood, #compensation-for-damages-law, #juvenile-delinquency, #law-and-legislation, #united-states

Sweet & Vicious Bar Owner Will Pay $500,000 for Harassing Workers

The state attorney general says employees at the Manhattan bar were subjected to repeated slurs and sexual harassment.

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Los Angeles County Votes to Return Beach Seized in 1924 From a Black Family

Ownership of the property, known as Bruce’s Beach, will be transferred to descendants of Charles and Willa Bruce, who bought the land in 1912 and built a resort.

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Daunte Wright’s Family Reaches $3.2 Million Settlement With Brooklyn Center, Minn.

The settlement was reached months after a former Brooklyn Center police officer was sentenced to two years in prison for the fatal shooting of Mr. Wright during a traffic stop.

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Bill Cosby Loses Sex Assault Lawsuit and Must Pay Damages

A jury in California sided with Judy Huth, who accused Mr. Cosby of molesting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, when she was 16.

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The Long Shadow of Eugenics in America

As young girls, the Relf sisters were sterilized without consent. What does the government owe them — and the thousands of other living victims?

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New Mexico Archdiocese to Settle Sex Abuse Claims for $121.5 Million

The settlement announced by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe is among the largest of its kind involving the Catholic Church in the United States.

#archdiocese-of-santa-fe, #bankruptcies, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #compensation-for-damages-law, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #santa-fe-nm, #sex-crimes

Massachusetts to Pay $56 Million After Deadly Covid Outbreak at Veterans’ Home

At least 84 veterans died after the outbreak at the state-run Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in March 2020. Massachusetts will pay their families a minimum of $400,000 each under the settlement.

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Surfside Condo Collapse Victims Reach $997 Million Settlement

The settlement, which includes insurance companies, developers and other defendants, comes nearly a year after the tragedy killed 98 people.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #surfside-fla, #surfside-fla-building-collapse-2021

Facing Judgment, Alex Jones Pleads for Help From the ‘Deep State’

Scrambling to shield a fortune built on misinformation, the Infowars broadcaster is seeking legal protection from the federal government he scorns.

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Trump Campaign Ordered to Pay $1.3 Million to Omarosa Manigault Newman in NDA case

An arbitrator found Mr. Trump’s campaign owes the former White House aide and “Apprentice” star for legal fees, after he sued her for writing a tell-all book.

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Jury Awards $450,000 to Man Fired Over Unwanted Office Birthday Party

The man asked a manager not to have a party because he had an anxiety disorder. What followed spiraled into a legal dispute over whether the man had a panic attack or a violent outburst.

#anxiety-and-stress, #birthdays, #compensation-for-damages-law, #covington-ky, #disabilities, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suits-and-litigation-civil

PG&E agrees to pay $55 million in penalties and costs over two wildfires.

The California utility settled civil charges and avoided criminal prosecution over the role of its equipment in igniting the blazes.

#california, #compensation-for-damages-law, #fines-penalties, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wildfires

$4.8 Million Settlement Reached in Julian Lewis Shooting Case

Julian Edward Roosevelt Lewis, 60, was killed in August 2020 after a Georgia state trooper stopped him for a broken taillight.

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Prince Andrew Has Paid Settlement to Virginia Giuffre, Her Lawyer Says

A request for dismissal, which still requires a judge’s signature, would resolve a lawsuit filed by Ms. Giuffre last year that accused Andrew of sexually abusing her when she was 17.

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Sacklers and Purdue Reach Settlement as Opioids Crisis Continues

The agreement brought holdout states on board, and would settle thousands of lawsuits over the company’s and family’s roles in the opioid epidemic. The Sacklers agreed to pay an extra billion dollars.

#bankruptcies, #compensation-for-damages-law, #office-of-the-united-states-trustee, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #your-feed-healthcare

Viatris Settles EpiPen Antitrust Litigation for $264 Million

The proposed settlement, which requires a judge’s approval, would resolve a legal battle that began after the company, in 2016, raised the price for two EpiPens to $608 from $100.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #epinephrine-drug, #epipen, #medical-devices, #mylan, #pfizer-inc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #viatris

Companies Finalize $26 Billion Deal With States and Cities to End Opioid Lawsuits

The first checks could be cut in April. The money — from the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors and Johnson & Johnson — will be used for addiction treatment and prevention.

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Former Worker in Libby, Mont., Wins $36.5 Million in Asbestos Case

The verdict was the first of hundreds of cases pending against the company hired to oversee medical care and safety for workers at a mine and mill in Libby, Mont.

#asbestos, #compensation-for-damages-law, #decisions-and-verdicts, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #libby-mont, #maryland-casualty, #mines-and-mining, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #superfund, #w-l-grace, #workerscompensation-insurance, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #zurich-insurance-group

Black Transgender Woman Awarded $1.5 Million After ‘Bogus’ Arrest

Ju’Zema Goldring, 29, was walking in Atlanta with her friends when police officers arrested her for jaywalking and claimed that there was cocaine inside her stress ball. They were wrong, a federal judge said.

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University of California to Pay $243 Million to Settle Sexual Abuse Claims

The payout will be the second in a case in which a gynecologist at U.C.L.A. is accused of sexual misconduct.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #dr-james-heaps, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #sexual-harassment, #university-of-california, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-michigan, #university-of-southern-california

Air Force Ordered to Pay $230 Million to Victims of 2017 Church Shooting

A federal judge on Monday ruled that the U.S. Air Force must pay survivors and families of the 26 people killed in the attack in Sutherland Springs, Texas, for its failure to report the gunman’s criminal history.

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Two Army Veterans Awarded $110 Million in 3M Earplug Lawsuit

Nearly 300,000 people are involved in lawsuits accusing 3M of having sold the military defective combat earplugs that left service members with tinnitus and hearing loss.

#3m-company, #compensation-for-damages-law, #defective-products, #ears-and-hearing, #sloan-ronald, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #wayman-william

University of Michigan Will Pay $490 Million to Settle Abuse Cases

The accord is among the largest ever agreed-to by an American university to compensate victims of sexual abuse.

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Families of Veterans Who Died of Covid Win $53 Million Legal Settlement

The New Jersey nursing home settlement is believed to be the first of its kind nationwide.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #elder-care, #holyoke-soldiershome-holyoke-mass, #menlo-park-veterans-memorial-home, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-veterans-home-at-paramus, #nursing-homes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #veterans

Teva Pharmaceuticals Found Liable in Landmark Opioid Trial

The case was the first of its kind, targeting every point of the prescription opioid supply chain, from manufacturers to pharmacy chains that filled prescriptions.

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Canada and Indigenous People Settle Over Drinking Water

A court-approved settlement will compensate Indigenous people for the decades that many have lived with dirty water, and will also fund the clean up.

#canada, #compensation-for-damages-law, #indigenous-people, #reparations, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trudeau-justin, #water, #water-pollution

Government Suspends Settlement Talks With Separated Migrant Families

The government said it was unable to reach a global settlement with parents and children who were separated at the border under a Trump administration policy.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Landlord Accused of Demanding Sex From Tenants to Pay $4.5 Million

A federal civil rights suit had accused Joseph Centanni of demanding sexual acts from tenants in Elizabeth, N.J. He denied wrongdoing, but agreed to pay.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #compensation-for-damages-law, #elizabeth-nj, #justice-department, #landlords, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil

What Does the U.S. Owe Separated Families? A Political Quandary Deepens

Seizing on premature news of potential $450,000 payments, conservatives have added new complications to an effort to compensate migrant families separated by the Trump administration.

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Susan Rosenblatt, Who Took On Big Tobacco, Dies at 70

She was the quieter half of a law partnership with her husband that pursued a suit against cigarette companies on behalf of Florida smokers.

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Man Who Planted Razor Blades in Pizza Dough Gets 5 Years in Prison

No one was reported injured, but prosecutors say that the recall prompted by Nicholas Mitchell’s tampering resulted in nearly $230,000 in losses to a Maine-based supermarket chain.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #maine, #new-hampshire, #nicholas-mitchell, #pizza, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #sentences-criminal, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

Woman Who Sued Walmart Over Shoplifting Arrest Is Awarded $2.1 Million

Lesleigh Nurse said she was wrongfully accused of stealing groceries from the Walmart in Semmes, Ala., in 2016. The retailer said it would appeal the verdict.

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Boeing agrees to accept responsibility for crash of its 737 Max jet in Ethiopia.

The company will pay out successful compensation suits and allow victims’ families to file those suits in Illinois. Families agreed not to sue for punitive damages.

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North Carolina Jury Awards White Male Executive $10 Million in Discrimination Case

The jury award for David Duvall, who was fired from his job at Novant Health in North Carolina in 2018, is likely to be reduced under federal law.

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School District to Pay $25 Million to Parkland Shooting Victims

The settlement comes more than three years after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., when 17 people were killed.

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Missing Apostrophe in Facebook Post May Cost a Man in Defamation Case

An Australian man claimed a real estate agent did not pay its “employees” retirement funds. The lack of a punctuation mark may cost him thousands.

#australia, #compensation-for-damages-law, #facebook-inc, #gan-stuart, #grammar, #libel-and-slander, #social-media, #zadravic-anthony

How Erika Girardi Dominated ‘Real Housewives’ This Season

Erika Girardi is famous for her lavish lifestyle. Now her husband’s law firm has been accused of misappropriating millions of dollars. It’s all unfolding on TV.

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Germany Sets Aside an Additional $767 Million for Holocaust Survivors, Officials Say

Many of those now eligible for reparations are Russian Jews who survived the Nazi siege of Leningrad. They will receive annual pensions of about $5,200, or 4,500 euros.

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Jury orders Tesla to pay $137 million to former employee over racist treatment.

A jury agreed with Owen Diaz that Tesla had created a hostile work environment at its factory in Fremont, Calif.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tesla-motors-inc

Clint Eastwood Wins $6.1 Million CBD Lawsuit

The Academy Award-winning director accused a Lithuanian company of falsely claiming that he had endorsed CBD products.

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‘Fake News’ Bill in South Korea Gets Shelved Amid Outcry

Right groups warned that a proposed new law would discourage the media from reporting critically on powerful people.

#censorship, #compensation-for-damages-law, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #libel-and-slander, #moon-jae-in, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #rumors-and-misinformation, #south-korea

Betraying the Victims of the Opioid Crisis

The Purdue Pharma bankruptcy case settlement protected the wealthy and ignored those who suffered.

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Loveland, Colo., to Pay $3 Million to Woman With Dementia Who Was Arrested

The settlement comes more than a year after Karen Garner, then 73, was grabbed by a police officer and flung to the ground for allegedly shoplifting from a Walmart.

#abuse-of-the-disabled, #assaults, #colorado, #compensation-for-damages-law, #dementia, #disabilities, #garner-karen-1948, #hopp-austin, #jalali-daria, #loveland-colo, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-loveland-colo, #suits-and-litigation-civil