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Lead Paint Violations Result In $20M Fine

Categories: Verdicts
On December 17, a press release was issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announcing a proposed nationwide settlement with Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. to resolve violations of the EPA’s Lead Renovation,…

Wrongful Pregnancy Lawsuit Results In $10M Settlement

Categories: Settlements
U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik awarded $10 million as a settlement to the family of a severely disabled child who was born after a nurse at the Neighbourcare Health Clinic in Seattle gave a flu shot instead of a birth-control injection. According…

Tobacco Companies Settle Montana's Lawsuit For $100M

Categories: Settlements
In November, Montana's Attorney General Tim Fox announced that the state's Department of Justice (DOJ) reached a settlement agreement worth $100 million with tobacco companies for wrongfully withholding $3 - $4.5 million from 2006 through the…

Scandies Rose Crab Boat Sinking Disaster Settled For $9M

Categories: Settlements
Last month, a settlement agreement of more than $9 million was reached between the owners of Scandies Rose Fishing Company LLC and two surviving members and the families of four men who died when the company's vessel went down on its route to start…

Family Of Man Killed By Police Chokehold Receives $7.3M

Categories: Settlements
A lawsuit filed by the family of a man who was killed after police used a chokehold has been settled after the city of Pittsburg to pay $7.3 million in a settlement. According to the lawsuit filed, the incident happened when the victim was on the…

Family Of A Grandmother Killed By Falling Tree To Get $28M

Categories: Settlements
Whittier, the city in Southern California in Los Angeles County, has reached a tentative $28 million settlement deal with the family members of a 61-year-old San Pedro grandmother killed by a large falling tree at her daughter’s wedding party in…

Contamination Lawsuit Against PPG Industries Settled For $5M

Categories: Settlements
Jersey City property owners will receive $5 million from PPG Industries as per the terms of a proposed agreement over a class action filed against the company claiming that waste from a former chromium plant presented health risks and lowered…

Oregon Inmate's Flu Death Results In $2.75M Settlement

Categories: Settlements
The family of an inmate who died from the flu at the Oregon State Penitentiary reached a record $2.75 million settlement with the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC), and its Director Colette Peters publicly apologized to the family. According…

Columbia Gas To Pay $56M Over Gas Explosions In MA

Categories: Settlements
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has approved a $56 million settlement that Columbia Gas of Massachusetts and its parent, NiSource, had agreed in July to pay over a series of explosions and fires in the state in 2018. The…

Single Trucking Company To Pay $411M Over 45-Vehicle Pileup

Categories: Settlements
A motorcyclist who was severely injured in a 45-vehicle pileup in 2018 received a massive $411,726,608 verdict from a jury of Florida’s Second Circuit Court. According to the court documents, the 45-vehicle pileup crash occurred on westbound I-10 in…