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.

#allergan-inc, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #central-islip-ny, #compensation-for-damages-law, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #johnsonjohnson, #long-island-ny, #nassau-county-ny, #new-york-state, #opioids-and-opiates, #suffolk-county-ny, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #teva-pharmaceutical-industries-ltd

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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #compensation-for-damages-law, #democratic-party, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #fox-news-channel, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #deaths-obituaries, #engle-howard-a, #florida, #legal-profession, #rosenblatt-stanley, #rosenblatt-susan, #smoking-and-tobacco, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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.

#alabama, #compensation-for-damages-law, #decisions-and-verdicts, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #mobile-ala, #nurse-lesleigh, #semmes-ala, #shoplifting-and-employee-theft-retail, #shopping-and-retail, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #walmart-stores-inc

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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #compensation-for-damages-law, #federal-aviation-administration, #justice-department, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #compensation-for-damages-law, #discrimination, #duvall-david, #north-carolina, #novant-health, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #whites

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.

#broward-county-fla, #compensation-for-damages-law, #marjory-stoneman-douglas-high-school-parkland-fla, #parkland-fla, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #settlement

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.

#beverly-hills-calif, #brockovich-erin, #celebrities, #compensation-for-damages-law, #frauds-and-swindling, #marriages, #reality-television, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #conference-on-jewish-material-claims-against-germany, #eastern-europe, #eizenstat-stuart-e, #france, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #reparations, #romania, #russia, #st-petersburg-russia, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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.

#advertising-and-marketing, #cannabis-products, #cbd, #compensation-for-damages-law, #e-commerce, #eastwood-clint, #garrapata, #mediatonas, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #today-tv-program

‘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.

#bankruptcies, #compensation-for-damages-law, #cvs-caremark-corporation, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #justice-department, #pain-relieving-drugs, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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

Max Liebermann’s Heirs Compensated for Nazi-Looted Painting

A German foundation, which holds Liebermann’s portrait of his wife and two other works from the Jewish artist’s collection, will retain them but is paying a settlement.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #bavaria-germany, #compensation-for-damages-law, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #liebermann-max, #museums, #schafer-georg-museum, #wills-and-estates

15 States Reach a Deal With Purdue Pharma Over Opioids

The states, including Massachusetts and New York, agreed to drop opposition to the bankruptcy organization plan of the company, the maker of OxyContin.

#bankruptcies, #california, #compensation-for-damages-law, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #massachusetts, #new-york-state, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #your-feed-healthcare

Johnson & Johnson to Pay New York $230 Million to Settle Opioid Case

The settlement agreement came just days before opening arguments in a sweeping trial of several defendants, including the company.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #duragesic-drug, #james-letitia, #janssen-pharmaceutica, #johnsonjohnson, #new-york-state, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Alton Sterling’s Family Agrees to $4.5 Million Settlement, Lawyers Say

The settlement came nearly five years after Mr. Sterling, a Black father of five, was fatally shot by a white police officer in Baton Rouge, La.

#baton-rouge-la, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #discrimination, #lake-howie-j-ii, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #salamoni-blane-m-1987, #sterling-alton-b-1979-2016, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Cholera ‘Forever Destroyed’ U.N.’s Image in Haiti, Ban Ki-moon Says

In a memoir, the former secretary general said the United Nations should have done far more to combat a cholera scourge traced to peacekeepers. But he also criticized Haitian leaders.

#ban-ki-moon, #cholera, #compensation-for-damages-law, #earthquakes, #haiti, #preval-rene, #united-nations

Tulsa Massacre Survivors Testify to Congress

The three known survivors, who were all children in 1921, offered their firsthand accounts of the race massacre at a hearing in Washington.

#black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #race-and-ethnicity, #randle-lessie-benningfield, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states-politics-and-government

Banks Fight $4 Billion Debt Relief Plan for Black Farmers

Lenders are pressuring the Agriculture Department to give them more money, saying quick repayments will cut into profits.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #american-bankers-assn, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #credit-and-debt, #discrimination, #independent-community-bankers-of-america, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #minorities, #national-rural-lenders-association, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vilsack-tom

Cleared of Murder, Brothers Are Awarded $75 Million

Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, half brothers with intellectual disabilities, spent three decades in prison for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl before DNA evidence implicated someone else.

#artis-roscoe, #brown-leon, #capital-punishment, #compensation-for-damages-law, #confessions, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #forensic-science, #intellectual-disabilities, #mccollum-henry-lee, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #north-carolina, #north-carolina-innocence-inquiry-commission, #robeson-county-nc, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Workers at Exclusive Montana Resort Reach $1 Million Wage Settlement

A group of guest workers from Jamaica had accused the Yellowstone Club and Hospitality Staffing Solutions of shortchanging their wages and tips.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #jamaica-west-indies, #labor-and-jobs, #montana, #skiing, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #visas, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #yellowstone-club

Fyre Festival Ticket Holders Win $7,220 Each in Class-Action Settlement

Nearly four years after the infamous festival stranded thousands of attendees in the Bahamas, 277 ticket holders learned they will receive payouts, pending approval.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #festivals, #frauds-and-swindling, #fyre-media-inc, #ja-rule, #mcfarland-billy-1991, #music, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Jacob Blake Sues Police Officer Who Shot Him

Mr. Blake, a Wisconsin man who was partially paralyzed in the encounter last year, did not “initiate any type of physical confrontation” with the police, according to a federal lawsuit.

#black-people, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #compensation-for-damages-law, #justice-department, #kenosha-wis, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sheskey-rusten-kenosha-wis-police-officer, #suits-and-litigation-civil

N.A.A.C.P. Sues Trump and Giuliani Over Election Fight and Jan. 6 Riot

The civil rights group brought the suit on behalf of Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, with other Democrats in Congress expected to join as plaintiffs.

#black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #ku-klux-klan, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #oath-keepers, #presidential-election-of-2020, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Prosecutor Says Executors of Jeffrey Epstein’s Estate Enabled His Abuse

The attorney general of the Virgin Islands said two longtime associates of Mr. Epstein’s were “captains” of his criminal enterprise and should not be in charge of his estate.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #compensation-for-damages-law, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #george-denise-n, #human-trafficking, #indyke-darren, #kahn-richard, #sex-crimes, #southern-trust-co

The $2.7 Billion Case Against Fox News

Smartmatic, an election technology company, filed a billion-dollar lawsuit against the network over what the company says are false claims about its role in the 2020 election. We hear from Smartmatic’s C.E.O. and lawyer.

#cable-television, #compensation-for-damages-law, #fox-news-channel, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #television, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Rich Hospitals Profit From Patients in Car Crashes

Hospitals use century-old lien laws to bypass insurers and charge patients, especially poorer ones, the full amount.

#community-health-systems-inc, #compensation-for-damages-law, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #medicaid, #parkview-health, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #washington-mary-hospital-fredericksburg-va, #wellstar-health-system

Harvey Weinstein Accusers Agree to $17 Million Settlement

Some 40 women will participate in the bankruptcy court agreement, though others who have sued Mr. Weinstein and accused him of sexual abuse have objected to the terms and are considering an appeal.

#metoo-movement, #bankruptcies, #compensation-for-damages-law, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #weinstein-co, #weinstein-harvey, #weinstein-bob, #women-and-girls

Filing Suit for ‘Wrongful Life’

More Americans are writing end-of-life instructions as the pandemic renders such decisions less abstract. But are medical providers listening?

#augusta-ga, #compensation-for-damages-law, #death-and-dying, #elderly, #helena-mont, #hospitals, #life-sustaining-support-systems-withdrawal-of, #living-wills-and-health-care-proxies, #malpractice, #new-rochelle-ny, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

U.S. Figure Skating to Pay $1.45 Million to Ex-Skater Who Says He Was Abused

Adam Schmidt had accused U.S. Figure Skating, the sport’s national governing body, of failing to protect him from sexual abuse by Richard Callaghan, a once-prominent coach of Olympians.

#callaghan-richard, #compensation-for-damages-law, #figure-skating, #maurizi-craig, #olympic-games, #schmidt-adam-1985, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-figure-skating-assn

Trump Campaign Settles With Artist Who Said He Was Assaulted

Rod Webber, a Boston artist with a provocative streak, is to receive $20,000 from the campaign, which admitted no wrongdoing.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #assaults, #compensation-for-damages-law, #manchester-nh, #new-hampshire, #rochester-nh, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j

Jeffrey Epstein Victim Fund Gets More Claims Than Expected

A victim compensation fund has already paid out millions of dollars, with more claims expected to be approved in the coming weeks.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #compensation-for-damages-law, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Role in Opioid Crisis

The admission in federal court brought a formal end to a major investigation that resulted in a multibillion-dollar settlement between the drug maker and the government.

#bankruptcies, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #compensation-for-damages-law, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-enforcement-administration, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #fines-penalties, #justice-department, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #practice-fusion-inc, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

$73 Million Settlement Is Reached in Sex Abuse Suit Involving U.C.L.A. Gynecologist

More than 5,500 women were included in a class-action suit against Dr. James Heaps, who is still facing 20 felony counts of sexual assault. He has pleaded not guilty.

#colleges-and-universities, #compensation-for-damages-law, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #heaps-james, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tyndall-george, #university-of-california, #university-of-california-los-angeles

Artists Have Final Victory in a Case of Destroyed Graffiti

The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the case of a New York City developer who painted over murals in 2013 cements a ruling that awarded $6.75 million to the artists.

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‘Fifth Girl’ in 1963 Church Bombing Gets an Apology From Alabama’s Governor

Gov. Kay Ivey offered to have state officials meet with lawyers for a maimed survivor of an infamous racist attack in Birmingham to discuss restitution for an “egregious injustice.”

#apologies, #black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #compensation-for-damages-law, #discrimination, #ivey-kay, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #rudolph-sarah-collins