Settlement News

Cosby’s Insurer Settles Accuser’s Lawsuit Before Deposition

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby’s insurance company has settled another lawsuit filed by a female accuser a week before the imprisoned comedian was set to give a deposition in the case, prompting Cosby to call the insurer “complicit” in a scheme …

Judge Orders Bayer to Pursue Talks in Roundup Cancer Litigation

A U.S. judge ordered Bayer AG to pursue mediation with plaintiffs claiming that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, asking the company to try to settle lawsuits that have wreaked havoc on its share price. More than 11,200 people have sued …

Targeted Motel 6 Guests Owed Millions May Be Impossible to Find

Motel 6 agreed to pay almost $20 million to tens of thousands of former guests whose ” Latino-sounding names” were disclosed to federal agents targeting undocumented residents for deportation. The question is whether anyone will be able to find the …

Avenatti Doubles Down, Says Nike Targeted Him to Cover ‘Crimes’

California lawyer Michael Avenatti brushed aside accusations by federal prosecutors that he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike Inc., tweeting to thank supporters after he was released on bail and lobbing fresh accusations at the world’s biggest sports …

Settlement Reached in Suit over Mo. Duck Boat Accident

The company that owned a tourist boat that sank in a Missouri lake has reached a settlement with relatives of two brothers who were among 17 people who died in the accident. The Kansas City Star reports lawyers for Ervin …

Man Choked by Los Angeles Firefighter to Get $7.4M

A man who was choked unconscious by an off-duty Los Angeles, Calif., firefighter who saw him handing out Halloween candy to children will receive $7.4 million to settle a lawsuit, his attorney announced Wednesday. Samuel Chang suffered a traumatic brain …

Illinois Student Tackled for Stealing Own Car Settles Suit for $1.25M

A Chicago, Ill., suburb has tentatively agreed to pay a former doctoral student $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit alleging police officers tackled him to the ground and arrested him for stealing a car that turned out to be his …

State Farm Avoids Racketeering Trial With $250M Settlement

State Farm agreed to pay $250 million on the brink of a trial to customers who claimed the company tried to rig the Illinois justice system to wipe out a $1 billion jury verdict from 19 years ago. The customers …

Owners, Insurer Settle High-Dollar Suit in Ohio Mansion Fire

A dispute over a multi-million dollar insurance claim for a suburban Cincinnati mansion that burned down in 2014 has been settled weeks before a scheduled trial. Jeffrey and Maria Decker sued Chubb National Insurance Company after it declined to pay …

$150M Awarded in 1998 Arkansas School Shooting Lawsuit

A judge overseeing a civil lawsuit in northeast Arkansas on Monday awarded $150 million to the families of five people who were fatally shot outside an Arkansas school in 1998. Andrew Golden and Mitchell Johnson set off a fire alarm …