Settlement News

Missouri Paid $52M in 5 Years to Settle Suits Against Various Agencies

Missouri has paid more than $52 million over the last five years to settle lawsuits against various state agencies, according to information from the attorney general’s office. The House budget committee received the list of settlements just before a public …

How Insurers Can Combat the Rising Cost of Third Party Auto Claims

Insurance carriers today are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of third party auto claims. While there are multiple factors driving up costs, there are three primary problems that stand out – complex industry trends, inconsistent evaluation and …

Texas County Approves $1.8M Settlement in Sandra Bland Wrongful Death Suit

Leaders of a Texas county Wednesday approved a $1.8 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Sandra Bland, who died in jail days after being arrested last year. An overall $1.9 million settlement was disclosed …

$4.2M Settlement After Death at Hawaii Clinic of Man With Sore Throat

The widow and children of a man who went to a rural Hawaii health center with a sore throat in 2013 and ended up dead will receive a $4.2 million settlement from the federal government, the widow’s lawyer said Wednesday. …

Securities Class Action Settlements Plummeted Last Year

Bringing a securities class action became less lucrative last year. According to Cornerstone Research, total settlements in such cases hit their lowest point in 16 years. The aggregate amount of settlements dropped 78 percent to $1.07 billion in 2014 from …

Top 5 Class Action Lawsuit Settlements of 2014

Earlier this year, Top Class Actions, a class action lawsuit news source, announced the biggest class action settlement payments awarded to consumers in 2014. $1.1 Billion LCD Panel Settlement Payments from this historic settlement were mailed to Class Members in …

Accidental Wild West Theme Park Show Shooting Settled for Close to $2M

The legal battle over an accidental shooting at a Wild West theme park in New Jersey that left an actor partially paralyzed has ended with a settlement of nearly $2 million. The New Jersey Herald reports the actor, Scott Harris, …

Settlement Reached in Missouri Traffic Camera Lawsuit

Hundreds of thousands of people who got tickets when their vehicles were photographed running red lights in Missouri could be in line to get some money back, under a proposed legal settlement announced on Sept. 26. Attorneys for ticketed drivers …

Woman Punched by California Officer to Get $1.5M

A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign. CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow …

Towns Sued for $800,000 Over Massachusetts Man Killed by Tree

The family of a Massachusetts man who died after a dead tree fell on him as he returned to his car after a James Taylor concert at Tanglewood is seeking $800,000 from two towns. A lawyer for the family of …