Verdicts & Settlements

4609 ABA Journal articles on Verdicts & Settlements.

Michigan State agrees to $500M settlement with victims of Larry Nassar

Michigan State University has reached a $500 million settlement with 332 victims of Larry Nassar, a former sports doctor for the university who was sentenced to prison for sexually…

Morgan & Morgan apparently settles suit alleging its ads are misleading

A lawsuit alleging Morgan & Morgan was running misleading ads has apparently settled.

U.S. District Judge Mark Kearney of Philadelphia issued an order last Friday that dismissed the case based…

Harper Lee’s estate settles litigation over Broadway adaptation of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

The estate of Harper Lee has reached a settlement in litigation over its objections to a Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.

The estate and the production company Rudinplay…

Judge cuts $50M punitive damages award to neighbors of smelly hog farm
A federal judge in North Carolina has slashed a $50 million punitive damages award in a nuisance suit against a hog farm that stored the animal waste in open-air lagoons and sprayed it on nearby fields.
Lawyer is acquitted in alleged scheme to inflate stock price; actress’s ex-husband is convicted

A Las Vegas lawyer has been acquitted of all charges in an alleged scheme to manipulate the stock price of a technology company.

Federal jurors in Brooklyn, New York, acquitted…

Louisiana man convicted of attempted manslaughter for shooting at fleeing home invader

A Louisiana man has been convicted of attempted manslaughter for shooting into the car of a fleeing home invader who allegedly held three people at rifle-point before being disarmed.

Jurors…

Black men arrested at Starbucks settle with Philadelphia for $1 each and $200K donation

Two black men arrested last month at a Starbucks in Philadelphia while waiting for a business associate have agreed to release the city from any legal claims in exchange for…

Lawyer who helped an exoneree blow through $750K faces ethics complaints

The North Carolina State Bar is investigating a Florida lawyer for his treatment of two mentally disabled clients who spent 31 years in prison before being declared innocent.

Henry McCollum…

Supreme Court to consider cy pres awards that give no money to class-action plaintiffs

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether a class-action settlement in a suit against Google met requirements of federal law when $5.3 million of the $8.5 million…

5th Circuit blasts lawyer who sent thank-you checks to experts, yet told jurors they were unpaid
A federal appeals court has overturned a $151 million award against a hip implant manufacturer because of “serious evidentiary errors” by the judge and “deceptions” by Mark Lanier, a high-profile Houston lawyer for the plaintiffs.
Bill Cosby is found guilty of sexual assault in retrial with additional witnesses

Bill Cosby has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a Temple University employee at his home in 2004.

Jurors in Norristown, Pennsylvania, found Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated…

Lawyer for 2 ex-NFL cheerleaders offers to settle bias claims for $1 each and ‘good faith’ meeting

A lawyer representing two former cheerleaders for National Football League teams has offered to settle their bias complaints for $1 each and a “good faith” meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell…

Former New York prosecutor is convicted of bribing ex-cop over gun-license issues

A former Brooklyn, New York, prosecutor has been convicted for bribing an ex-police sergeant in matters involving gun licenses for his clients.

Manhattan federal jurors convicted John Chambers, 63, on…

Former Fisher & Phillips partner is convicted of felony murder in wife’s death

Former Fisher & Phillips partner Claud “Tex” McIver was found guilty of felony murder on Monday in the fatal shooting of his wife, Diane McIver, while they were riding in…

Wells Fargo to pay $1B penalty for consumer law violations

Wells Fargo has agreed to pay a $1 billion penalty for alleged violations of the Consumer Financial Protection Act.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller…

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