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Navajo Nation Settles Coal Mining Royalty Lawsuit
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - (AP) The Navajo Nation has settled its allegations that a coal mining company conspired with others to cheat the tribe out of hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties. The tribe and Peabody Energy announced a settlement Thursday... Read More

Erin Brockovich Back In Hinkley Testing Water
Posted on 10 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HINKLEY, Calif. - (AP) At the end of "Erin Brockovich , " a housewife sick from toxic chromium weeps with joy as she's handed her portion of a historic $333 million settlement between residents of this small desert town and the utility that... Read More

Settlement Deadline Passes For Ill 9/11 Responders
Posted on 9 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Thousands of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers who sued New York City over their exposure to toxic dust are waiting to learn whether they'll get any money from a big settlement in the case. A midnight deadline came and went for ground... Read More

Judge Oks 'Final' Delay In $3.4B Indian Lawsuit
Posted on 9 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Community Staff

WASHINGTON - (AP) A judge has granted more time for Congress to approve a $3.4 billion settlement against the government for swindling Indian tribes out of royalties for oil, gas and grazing leases. But U.S. District Judge James Robertson warned that... Read More

Wrongfully Convicted New York Man Wins $6.5 Million Settlement
Posted on 14 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - (AP) A New York man who wrongfully served 16 years in prison has won a $6.5 million settlement. Jeffrey Deskovic was released from prison in 2006 after DNA linked the 1989 murder of a Peekskill High School classmate to another man... Read More

Connecticut Smoker Gets Another $15.7M Against R.J. Reynolds
Posted on 3 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - (AP) A federal judge has awarded nearly $16 million in interest to a smoker who already had won $12 million against a tobacco company in the first such jury award in New England. Judge Stefan Underhill awarded about $15.7 million to... Read More

Amway Settles Lawsuit, To Replace $20 Million In Gift Cards
Posted on 7 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Amway has agreed to redeem more than $20 million in gift cards to settle a lawsuit claiming they improperly included a redemption date. Lawyers who filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court announced the settlement this week.... Read More

BP Agrees To $25 Million Penalty For 2006 Alaska Spills
Posted on 4 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) BP's subsidiary in Alaska will pay a $25 million civil penalty under a settlement announced Tuesday that comes five years after more than 200,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from company pipelines on the North Slope. The... Read More

Wells Fargo Reaches $590 Million Wachovia Settlement
Posted on 9 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Wells Fargo & Co. on Friday said that it has agreed to pay $590 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by investors in Wachovia securities. The settlement would end a suit filed in 2008 in federal court in Manhattan, charging... Read More

Website To Pay $950,000 For Posting Beatles Hits
Posted on 29 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A website that sold Beatles songs online for 25 cents apiece before they became legally available has agreed to pay record companies nearly $1 million to settle a federal lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton Tucker signed off... Read More

Federal Judge Tosses Part Of Blackwater Lawsuit
Posted on 23 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - (AP) A federal judge on Friday tossed out parts of a lawsuit filed by two former employees against the security company once known as Blackwater but is allowing key claims to proceed to trial. The rulings from U.S. District Judge T.S... Read More

Senate Rejects $3 Billion Indian Trust Settlement
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) The U.S. Senate has rejected a $3.4 billion government settlement with American Indians that had been added to a much larger war-funding bill. The Senate passed the almost $60 billion bill funding President Obama's troop surge... Read More

Alabama Employees Getting $16 Million In Settlement
Posted on 31 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - (AP) State employees who relied on a deferred compensation plan from Nationwide Retirement Solutions will receive $16 million in a settlement of lawsuits over millions in fees that were paid to a lobbying group for state workers. State... Read More

Countrywide Agrees To Pay $600M To Settle Lawsuits
Posted on 3 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Countrywide Financial Corp. agreed to pay $600 million to settle shareholder lawsuits in the largest payout so far from the mortgage meltdown. U.S. District Judge Mariana Pfaelzer in Los Angeles on Monday gave preliminary approval to... Read More

Libby, Montana, Asbestos Victims Consider $43 Million Settlement
Posted on 9 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BILLINGS, Mont. - (AP) More than 1,100 victims of asbestos contamination are nearing a $43 million settlement over claims that Montana health officials failed to warn miners about the hazards of a deadly vermiculite mine, documents in the case show. Hundreds... Read More