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Appeals Court Cuts $2M in Legal Fees in Whirlpool Moldy Washer Settlement

A federal appeals court reduced by $2 million the legal fees that Sears Holdings Corp. and Whirlpool Corp. must pay to settle a class action lawsuit over defective washing machines. The reason: the case was not that complicated. The 7th …

Groups Drop Class Action Insurance Settlement in West Virginia Spill

Lawyers for businesses and people affected by a massive chemical spill last year say a settlement to fund community projects is no longer being considered. In June 2014, lawyers for the groups affected by the Freedom Industries spill proposed the …

NFL Retirees Attempt to Intervene in Concussion Settlement Rejected

A federal judge has rejected an attempt by seven former professional football players to intervene in a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody issued …

7 Former NFL Players Appeal Concussion Deal Terms

Seven former professional football players have filed a court challenge to a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million. They argued that some players won’t be fairly compensated under the plan, …

Judge OKs Class Action Settlement Over Skechers Ads

A federal judge has approved a $40 million class action settlement between Skechers USA Inc. and consumers who bought toning shoes after ads made unfounded claims that the footwear would help people lose weight and strengthen muscles. U.S. District Judge …

Court To Notify Katrina And Rita Flood Victims on Class Action Settlement

A notification program began Monday as ordered by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to alert those affected by flooding resulting from Hurricane Katrina and/or Hurricane Rita about a proposed partial class action settlement. A previous …

New Judge Wants More Facts in Red Light Camera Suit

A federal judge is hearing more information about New Jersey’s red light camera program as he weighs whether to approve a class action settlement. A Jackson resident sued last year after receiving a ticket in East Windsor. He claims the …

BP Claims Chief Says $332M Being Paid in Florida

The administrator of a class action settlement between petroleum giant BP and oil spill claimants said Tuesday that more than 34,000 Florida businesses and individuals so far have been approved to receive $332 million. Patrick Juneau was in Tallahassee to …

BP Oil Spill Settlement Payments Exceed $1B Mark

Businesses and individuals who claim BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money have been paid more than $1 billion through the company’s class action settlement with a team of private plaintiffs’ attorneys, court-supervised claims administrator Patrick …

California Judge Mulls Honda Appeal of Hybrid Judgment

A Los Angeles County judge has taken into submission American Honda Motor Co.’s appeal of a small claims court award given to car owner who said the automaker misrepresented the gas mileage of her hybrid Civic. A court clerk says …