Settlement News

Facebook Users Revive Lawsuit Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Four Facebook Inc. users revived a lawsuit against the social media company, claiming it invaded their privacy and violated its terms of service by selling their data to Cambridge Analytica and more than 150 other companies. The amended complaint, filed …

Bayer Mediator Dismisses Report of $8 Billion Roundup Settlement

NEW YORK/FRANKFURT — Bayer AG has not offered to pay billions of dollars to settle claims in the United States related to the Roundup herbicide, mediator Ken Feinberg said, dismissing a report to that effect which drove its shares as …

Equifax Agrees to Pay $700 Million to Settle U.S. Breach Probe

Equifax Inc. agreed to pay up to $700 million to resolve U.S. federal and state investigations into the 2017 hack that compromised some of the most sensitive information of more than 140 million people. “Companies that profit from personal information …

Cash This Check for $250, and Sign Away Your Right to Sue

The perennial issue in the gig economy is whether workers should be classified as employees. Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc. and other companies that rely on contract work have dealt with this question in a number of ways: staging PR …

Motel 6 to Pay $10 Million for Sharing Guest Data With ICE

Motel 6 has agreed to pay $10 million to settle claims with former guests targeted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for deportation because of their “Latino-sounding names.” The deal is an amended settlement to resolve a case filed on …

PG&E Reaches $1 Billion Wildfire Settlement With Local Agencies

PG&E Corp., the California utility giant that went bankrupt five months ago amid crippling wildfire liabilities, has reached a $1 billion settlement with local government agencies that were harmed by blazes its equipment ignited. The deal between PG&E and 14 …

Lawyers Pitch Plan to Include Entire U.S. in Opioid Settlement Talks

Lawyers representing county and municipal governments accusing drug manufacturers and distributors of fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic proposed a novel plan on Friday that would allow every community nationally to participate in negotiating billions of dollars in settlements. The proposal …

Insys to Pay $225 Million to Settle Opioid-Sales Probe

Insys Therapeutics Inc., grappling with the prospect of bankruptcy after its founder was convicted on racketeering charges, agreed to pay $225 million to settle U.S. claims that the drug maker illegally sold opioid-based painkillers. Under terms of the deal, Insys …

Louisiana Lawmakers Trying to Make Sexual Harassers Pay

BATON ROUGE, La. — An effort aimed at making Louisiana officials pay a share of their sexual harassment settlements, rather than relying entirely on taxpayer dollars, got closer to final legislative passage Wednesday. Republican Sen. Sharon Hewitt, of Slidell, said …

Facebook User Privacy Lawsuits Over Cambridge Analytica Have Legs

There’s no shortage of claims Facebook Inc. violates users’ privacy for profit. Far less common are rulings from U.S. courts finding the company’s practices illegal. A San Francisco federal judge was leaning in that direction Wednesday by indicating he won’t …