Settlement News

Couple Apologizes For Sheltering Accused School Shooter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Florida couple regrets ever taking in a disturbed teenager in the months before he was accused of the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In a letter that is part of a legal …

S.African Insurers Old Mutual, Guardrisk Offer to Settle With Virus-Hit Firms

JOHANNESBURG — South African insurers Old Mutual and Guardrisk are to offer settlements to small business clients fighting rejected claims related to the impact of the country’s coronavirus lockdown. In line with the industry globally, South Africa’s insurers have declined …

U.S. Consumers Received $9.8 Billion in Volkswagen Diesel Settlements

U.S. buyers of polluting Volkswagen AG vehicles received more than $9.8 billion in settlements, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said on Monday . Volkswagen agreed to offer to buy back or repair more than 550,000 polluting diesel U.S. vehicles after …

Facebook Sweetens Biometric Privacy Accord to $650 Million

Facebook Inc. bowed to a judge’s concerns and proposed increasing its settlement offer to $650 million to resolve claims by users that the company illegally gathered biometric data through a photo-tagging tool. A federal judge had voiced skepticism about whether …

Bayer Puts Part of Roundup Settlement on Hold

FRANKFURT — Bayer has agreed to delay part of a proposed settlement of allegations that its widely used weedkiller Roundup caused cancer after a U.S. judge questioned its plan to deal with future claims. The German company said on Wednesday …

Bayer’s Roundup-Cancer Settlement Plan Hits Snag

Bayer AG’s plan for handling future Roundup cancer claims hit a snag when the judge asked to oversee the yet-to-be filed lawsuits over the popular weedkiller expressed skepticism about the proposal’s legal validity. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria wrote in …

Weinstein Reaches Tentative $19M Deal With Accusers

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein and his former studio’s board have reached a nearly $19 million settlement with dozens of his sexual misconduct accusers, New York state’s attorney general and lawyers in a class-action lawsuit said Tuesday. The agreement was …

Bayer to Pay Up to $10.9B to Settle Roundup Cancer Lawsuits

Bayer AG, after more than a year of talks, agreed to pay as much as $10.9 billion to settle close to 100,000 U.S. lawsuits claiming that its widely-used weedkiller Roundup caused cancer, resolving litigation that has pummeled the company’s share …

Bayer Nears Glyphosate Settlement After Lengthy Talks – Sources

Germany’s Bayer is set to reach a settlement this week with U.S. plaintiffs that claim its glyphosate-based weedkillers cause cancer, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. After more than a year of talks, however, some details and the …

Federal Court Blocks California Cancer Label on Bayer’s Roundup Weed Killer

A federal court on Monday blocked California from requiring that Bayer AG label its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup with a cancer warning, handing the company a victory in its ongoing litigation over the product. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge …