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AstraZeneca Settles Nearly 4,000 Seroquel Injury Claims; Terms Confidential
Posted on 30 Jul 2010 by Tom Moylan

LONDON - (Mealey's) AstraZeneca PLC said July 29 that it has agreed in principle to settle with nearly 4,000 Seroquel product liability plaintiffs. The company said settlement terms are confidential. In notes to its second-quarter financial... Read More

Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Pay $76.9 Million To Settle Foreign Bribery Claims
Posted on 12 Apr 2011 by Tom Moylan

(Mealey's) Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and subsidiary DePuy International Ltd. will pay $76.9 million to resolve criminal and civil allegations in the United States and in the United Kingdom that they paid kickbacks to doctors in Greece, Poland... Read More

Verizon Pays $93.5 Million To Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit
Posted on 6 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Verizon Communications Inc. has paid $93.5 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal government, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The lawsuit was filed by Stephen Shea, a "whistleblower" in 2007... Read More

California Immigrant Detainee Medical Care Lawsuit Settles
Posted on 17 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN DIEGO - (AP) Immigration officials agreed on Thursday to expand medical care at a San Diego detention facility to settle a lawsuit that claimed inadequate treatment for immigrants facing deportation, plaintiffs' attorneys said. Immigration and... Read More

Casino Secondhand Smoke Suit Settles For $4.5M
Posted on 3 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (AP) A former Atlantic City casino employee has settled his secondhand smoke lawsuit for $4.5 million. Vince Rennich had sued Tropicana Casino and Resort, saying his lung cancer was caused by 25 years of exposure to secondhand smoke... Read More

Kraft To Pay $8.1 Million To Settle Pollution Lawsuit
Posted on 23 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - (AP) Kraft Foods Inc. will pay $8.1 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over pollution at a former factory in Attica, Ind. The lawsuit, filed in 2009 and representing nearly 130 families, claimed pollution from a former Kraft factory... Read More

AP Probe: Nearly $1B In NYC Police Lawsuit Payouts
Posted on 15 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) The fiancee and friends of an unarmed man killed in a 50-bullet police shooting on his wedding day said they wanted justice. The legal system gave them money more than $7 million. The city did what it has done time and time again: pay... Read More

Pennsylvania Woman, Disney Settle Theme Park Groping Lawsuit
Posted on 18 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) A Pennsylvania woman who claimed she was groped by Donald Duck during a visit to the Epcot theme park has settled her federal lawsuit against Disney. Court documents indicate April Magolon settled her lawsuit against the entertainment... Read More

No Vote From U.S. Senate On Indian Trust Settlement
Posted on 29 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) Supporters of a $3.4 billion government settlement with American Indians will have to keep waiting. The U.S. Senate is scheduled to adjourn Wednesday without giving the Obama administration the authority to settle a class-action lawsuit... Read More

MIT Frat Settles Lawsuit Over Explosion
Posted on 11 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (UPI) A Massachusetts Institute of Technology fraternity has settled a lawsuit over a prank that caused an explosion in which two people were injured. As part of their annual prank, The Boston Globe reported, Tau Epsilon Phi members stole sodium... Read More

TVA Paring Coal Operations, Paying $10M To Settle Lawsuits
Posted on 15 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - (AP) The Tennessee Valley Authority over the next five years will shutter operations that account for about 16 percent if its coal-fired capacity to settle lawsuits from several states over air quality, its board said Thursday. TVA... Read More

Bank Of America To Pay $410M In Overdraft Fee Case
Posted on 7 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(AP) Bank of America has agreed to pay $410 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging the bank charged excessive overdraft fees. The suit is one of several filed against several banks from plaintiffs in 14 states, which were consolidated in a federal... Read More

N.C. Bottler To Pay $495K On Discrimination Claims
Posted on 11 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHARLOTTE , N.C. — (AP) The second-largest bottler of Coca-Cola products in the United States has agreed to settle a racial discrimination case at its Charlotte distribution plant. The U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday. . . . Full version available... Read More