CNN Confirms Settlement After $275 Million Lawsuit with Nick Sandmann

CNN confirmed Tuesday that it has settled for an undisclosed amount with Nick Sandmann, one of the Covington Catholic High School students smeared by multiple news outlets after a video of a “standoff” between the teens and a Native American … Continue reading

Walmart truck drivers in CA win $55M for unpaid rest breaks

A three-judge panel for the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a $54.6 million jury win for Walmart’s truck drivers in California. The retail giant is also a trucking giant; it maintains its own private fleet of 9,000 truck … Continue reading

J&J to Pay More Than $2M in Rare Talc Settlement

Johnson & Johnson agreed in the middle of a trial to pay more than $2 million to resolve a woman’s claims that asbestos-laced baby powder caused her cancer, according to people familiar with the case. The settlement marks a rare decision by the … Continue reading

$58.25M Awarded Against Billionaire in Sexual Harassment Case

On December 2, 2019, a Los Angeles Jury awarded $50 million in punitive damages to Ms. Khan. A week earlier that same jury awarded Ms. Khan $8,250,000 in compensatory damages against Alki David, a billionaire.  The jury found that Mr. … Continue reading

M&T Bank to Pay Nearly $21M to Settle Self-Dealing Suit

Defendants in a lawsuit alleging self-dealing by fiduciaries of the M&T Bank 401(k) plan have reached a settlement agreement. According to the complaint, in 2010, eight of the plan’s 23 designated investment alternatives were M&T Bank proprietary mutual funds that … Continue reading

Experian agrees to pay $24M for letting payday loans hurt customers’ credit

Experian has agreed to settle with 56,000 Americans who had their credit reports tainted by data from a beleaguered online payday lender. The $24 million settlement comes in response to a federal class-action suit filed in 2016 by a Gwinnett … Continue reading

Tug-of-War Emerges Over Fire Victims’ $13.5B Settlement

A financial tug-of-war is emerging over the $13.5 billion that the nation’s largest utility has agreed to pay to victims of recent California wildfires, as government agencies jockey for more than half the money to cover the costs of their … Continue reading

Judge Awards $12.7M in ‘Fraudulent’ Porn Scheme

A state court judge in San Diego has tentatively awarded more than $12.7 million to nearly two dozen women and their attorneys who said the owners of a San Diego pornography website lured them into appearing in adult videos through … Continue reading

$3M Settlement After Worker Falls Into Elevator Shaft

A worker who suffered a brain injury after falling down a poorly-lit freight elevator shaft at Kean University nearly four year ago settled his negligence lawsuit for $3 million. Michael Cupo, then 55, tumbled five feet down the shaft, fracturing … Continue reading

Dignity Health’s $100M Class-Action Settlement was Largest of 2019

Two health systems and a hospital agreed to pay a combined $164 million in 2019 to resolve allegations that they used a religious Employee Retirement Income Security Act exemption they weren’t entitled to, according to Bloomberg Law. Dignity Health’s $100 million … Continue reading