Verdicts & Settlements

4578 ABA Journal articles on Verdicts & Settlements.

Judge awards graffiti artists $6.7M in suit against building owner who whitewashed their art
A federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, awarded statutory damages of $6.7 million to 21 graffiti artists in a suit that contended a building owner violated federal law when he painted over their artwork.
9th Circuit upholds $25M Trump University settlement that gives ‘almost a full recovery’ to students

A Florida bankruptcy lawyer who paid about $19,000 for classes at Trump University can’t opt out of a $25 million settlement and bring her own lawsuit, a move that would…

A purr-fect ending for Grumpy Cat is a $710K win in court
Star of memes Grumpy Cat has a savvy owner who's leveraged the feline's sourpuss face to produce branded products, score a commercial spot and obtain a “spokescat” deal.
BARBRI settles suit by blind law students who alleged bar prep materials weren’t fully accessible

BARBRI has agreed to make its online bar-review products more accessible to blind and vision-impaired students as part of a consent decree in a disability suit.

The suit settled this…

$20M windfall for UC law schools in wrongful foreclosure suit shrinks to $150K

A federal judge has vacated a punitive damages award against Bank of America that gave $20 million to the University of California’s five law schools in a wrongful foreclosure case.

Federal judge wants nearly 6,000 potentially fraudulent claims in app settlement to be investigated

A federal judge in San Francisco has asked prosecutors to investigate nearly 6,000 potentially fraudulent claims in a $5.3 million class action settlement.

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar acted…

Judge punishes lawyer for using hashtag #killinnazis, tosses $27.8M Xarelto verdict on other grounds
A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday overturned a $27.8 million verdict against the makers of the blood thinner Xarelto in a lawsuit by an Indiana woman who claimed the drug caused severe gastrointestinal bleeding.
Trial of first group of Inauguration Day protesters ends with acquittals

Jurors in Washington, D.C., have acquitted six Inauguration Day protesters on charges of rioting and property destruction.

The protesters were the first group tried among nearly 200 people still facing…

Libyan militant is convicted of terrorism in Benghazi attacks but is acquitted of murder

A Libyan militia leader was convicted Tuesday in Washington, D.C., on terrorism charges in the 2012 Benghazi attacks, but he was acquitted of murder.

Jurors convicted Ahmed Abu Khattala on…

Law grad settles claims that Chobani co-opted his ‘how’ philosophy in a marketing campaign

A Harvard law grad who helps businesses create ethical cultures has settled state and federal lawsuits that claimed an advertising agency for Chobani yogurt co-opted his “how” philosophy with a…

Jurors reject claim that asbestos in talcum powder caused mesothelioma

Jurors in Pasadena, California, have found no liability in a lawsuit by a woman who said that she contracted mesothelioma by inhaling asbestos in baby powder.

Jurors on Thursday ruled…

McDonald’s, Kmart among 4 companies to settle federal ADA suits over website and app access

Four companies have settled lawsuits that claimed they violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to make their websites and apps easily accessible to blind people.

The companies…

Utah nurse to receive $500K settlement after arrest for refusing cop’s blood-draw request

A Utah nurse will receive a $500,000 settlement with Salt Lake City and the university that owns the hospital as a result of a July 26 incident in which…

GM agrees to pay $120M to settle multistate claims on faulty ignition switches

General Motors has agreed to pay $120 million to settle claims by 49 states and Washington, D.C., over faulty ignition switches.

A GM spokesman confirmed the settlement after Oct 19, 2017 1:28 PM CDT

Duane Morris settles with client who said firm went $600K over budget

A Pennsylvania doctor has settled his overbilling dispute with Duane Morris, the Legal Intelligencer reported Wednesday.

The law firm reached a confidential settlement with Edward Zaloga in Pennsylvania state…

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