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, […]

Judge Nixes $50 Million Yahoo Email Breach Settlement

Article 0 Comments A U.S. judge rejected Yahoo’s proposed settlement with millions of people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen in the largest data breach in history, faulting the Internet services provider for a lack of transparency. In a Monday night decision, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh […]

Brazil Dam Disaster Could Delay Settlement for 2015’s Samarco Mine Disaster

Article 0 Comments Brazil’s deadly tailings dam collapse is likely to complicate a settlement for a similar disaster less than four years ago at the Samarco iron ore mine, owned jointly by Vale SA and BHP Group, investors said on Tuesday [Jan. 29]. Vale and BHP have been aiming to […]

Oklahoma School District Settles Sexual Abuse Case for $3.5M

Article 0 Comments A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit accusing an Oklahoma school district of shielding a sexual predator and calling children liars. Perry Public Schools admitted liability for the “unwanted and unlawful touching” of 14 girls by a former teacher’s aide and agreed to pay the […]

$10M Penalty in Wells Fargo California Case, Can’t Do New Business Until at Least 2020

Article 0 Comments Wells Fargo has agreed to pay a $10 million penalty as part of a settlement agreement with the California Department of Insurance. The settlement with the CDI, announced on Wednesday, resolves the department’s accusation alleging improper insurance sales practices related to Wells Fargo’s online insurance referral program. […]

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 […]

VW Investors’ $48M Diesel Settlement Receives Preliminary OK

Article 0 Comments A U.S. judge in California has granted preliminary approval to a $48 million settlement for investors who said Volkswagen AG made false and misleading statements over its excess diesel emissions. Lawyers for the investors, who include police and other municipal pension funds, had estimated that the maximum […]

UK’s EU Draft Divorce Deal Preferable to No-Deal Brexit, Says FCA

Article 0 Comments Britain’s draft divorce settlement with the European Union is preferable to a no-deal Brexit even though this would leave it without a say over EU financial rules, its finance industry watchdog said on Thursday. The Financial Conduct Authority’s report was requested by parliament’s Treasury Select Committee to […]

Supreme Court Hears Google Case Where Award Monies Don’t Go to Those Harmed

Article 0 Comments U.S. Supreme Court justices questioned an $8.5 million Google settlement in a case that could make it harder for companies to resolve class-action lawsuits without providing direct compensation to those affected. The court’s conservative members signaled skepticism toward those types of accords in an hour-long argument Wednesday […]

City, Grocery Reach $240K Settlement in Case of Stun-Gunned Ohio Girl

Article 0 Comments There’s a $240,000 settlement in the case of an 11-year-old black girl stunned by a Cincinnati, Ohio, police officer after she was spotted shoplifting in a grocery store and tried to run away. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported the city of Cincinnati will pay $220,000 and the Kroger […]