Settlement News

Zoom Reaches $85M Settlement Over User Privacy, ‘Zoombombing’

Zoom Video Communications Inc. agreed to pay $85 million and bolster its security practices to settle a lawsuit claiming it violated users’ privacy rights by sharing personal data with Facebook, Google and LinkedIn, and letting hackers disrupt Zoom meetings in …

Drugmakers, Pharmacies Next Targets for US Opioid Settlements

NEW YORK — With a $26 billion nationwide settlement in sight over claims that the three largest U.S. drug distributors and Johnson & Johnson helped fuel a nationwide opioid epidemic, state and local governments will soon turn their attention to …

Final Settlement for Brazil’s Samarco Dam Disaster Could Reach $19 B, Governor Says

RIO DE JANEIRO — A definitive settlement with miner Samarco and owners, BHP Group and Vale SA, for the damage caused by a burst tailings dam in 2015 could reach 100 billion reais ($19.06 billion), the governor of the Brazilian …

Drug Distributors Settle New York Opioid Claims for Up to $1.18 Billion

NEW YORK, July 20 (Reuters) – The three largest U.S. drug distributors agreed mid-trial to pay up to $1.18 billion to settle claims by New York state and two of its biggest counties over their role in the nationwide opioid …

James Franco Settles for $2.2M in School Sex Misconduct Suit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Franco and his co-defendants agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging he intimidated students at an acting and film school he founded into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations, court filings made public …

Yabba Dabba Dispute Resolved. Fred Flintstone Can Stay

HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP) — Fred Flintstone fought the law — and he won. Technically, the owner of the fanciful Flintstones house in a posh San Francisco suburb settled a lawsuit with the town of Hillsborough. But the agreement will allow …

J&J Agrees to Pay $230 Million to Settle New York Opioid Claim

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $230 million to New York state to settle claims that the pharmaceutical giant helped fuel the opioid crisis, Attorney General Letitia James said on Saturday. The drugmaker also agreed …

Centene Reserves $1.1 Billion for Pharmacy Disputes

Centene Corp. agreed to pay settlements to Ohio and Mississippi to resolve claims that it inflated pharmacy costs, and the health insurer reserved $1.1 billion to resolve similar claims in other states. Centene, the country’s largest seller of Medicaid health …

Mesa to Settle With Parents Whose Son Was Killed by Officer

PHOENIX (AP) — The parents of a Texas man fatally shot five years ago by a Mesa police officer at an Arizona hotel has agreed to settle their legal claims against the city over their son’s death. The Arizona Republic …

Canada Proposes to Settle Indigenous Lawsuit After Discovery of Children’s Remains

TORONTO — Canada has reached a proposed settlement with a group of indigenous survivors of the now-defunct residential schools for the abuse they suffered, a federal minister said on Wednesday, ending a 14-year fight for justice. The settlement comes as …