Nebraska Grain Processing Plant to Pay $45M in Pollution Settlement

Article 0 Comments A judge has approved a class-action settlement between Muscatine, Nebraska, residents and a local factory that they blame for a noxious odor and haze and for causing health problems. District Judge John Telleen on approved the settlement over the Grain Processing Corporation plant, which makes corn-based products, […]

Part of Chinese-Drywall Lawsuit Revs Up in Virginia

Article 0 Comments A class-action lawsuit that claims Chinese-manufactured drywall made American homeowners sick is revving up in Virginia. The Virginian-Pilot reported that about 175 people are suing Chinese companies in a federal court in Norfolk. Lawyers for both sides are hashing out a schedule to move forward. The plaintiffs […]

Workers’ Lawsuit Against Washington Farm Given Class-Action Status

Article 0 Comments A U.S. District Court judge in Seattle, Wash. has certified a class-action lawsuit on behalf of some 600 Mexican workers who have alleged labor abuses at a Whatcom County blueberry farm. The Seattle Times reported the lawsuit alleges the company violated the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, which […]

Australia Court Narrows Class-Action Suits Against BHP over Brazil Mine Disaster

Article 0 Comments The Federal Court of Australia on Tuesday ordered that the number of class-action lawsuits against BHP Group over a Brazilian mine collapse be narrowed to one from three. BHP is facing legal challenges over the 2015 collapse of the Fundao tailings dam, which stored mining waste at […]

3 Oil Companies Settle in Class-Action Suit over Oklahoma Earthquakes

Article 0 Comments Three oil companies have reached a settlement with plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit over damaging earthquakes in central Oklahoma. The companies — Spess Oil Co., Equal Energy US Inc. and Fairfield Oil and Gas Corp. — have not admitted to any liability but have agreed to put […]

Class-Action Suit Filed Against Potato Chip Maker over Use of Hawaiian Name

Article 0 Comments A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the maker of potato chips sold under the brand name Hawaiian, claiming the chips made in Washington state are misleading customers. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Michael Maeda of Honolulu and Iliana Sanchez of Los Angeles filed the suit last month, […]

Motel 6 Pays $7.6M to Settle Class Action Over Giving Guest Lists to Immigration Agents

Article 0 Comments Motel 6 will pay up to $7.6 million to Hispanic guests to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit claiming that it violated their privacy by regularly providing guest lists to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. Terms of the preliminary settlement with eight Hispanic plaintiffs – seven […]

Proposed Settlement of $51M Reached in Iowa Industrial Pollution Lawsuit

Article 0 Comments A proposed settlement of more than $51 million has been reached in a class-action lawsuit over pollution problems at an industrial plant in southeast Iowa. The Muscatine Journal reports that the settlement with Grain Processing Corp. must still be approved by a court. If approved, the company […]

Jury Awards $7,500 for Each Body in Tennessee Cemetery Class Action Suit

Article 0 Comments A Tennessee jury has awarded $7,500 for each body at issue in a class-action lawsuit against several funeral homes and a now-closed cemetery where hundreds of bodies were mishandled. The Commercial Appeal reports the jury’s decision was rendered Tuesday, a day after the panel found Galilee Memorial […]

$6.95M Settlement Proposed in Lawsuit Against Oklahoma’s Chesapeake Energy

Article 0 Comments A proposed $6.95 million settlement has been filed to end a class-action lawsuit alleging Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy co-founders Aubrey McClendon and Tom Ward conspired to rig bids on leases for land to explore for oil and natural gas in northwestern Oklahoma and southwestern Kansas. The proposal […]