Latest Legal settlements News

Judge will halt lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, its owners

Oct. 11, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge is pushing for a settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits facing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma with a decision Friday to pause litigation against the company and members of the wealthy Sackler family that owns the company. In a hearing Friday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Roberts...

The Latest: Lawsuits paused against Purdue Pharma, Sacklers

Oct. 11, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

The Latest on the Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy case (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A judge has agreed to pause lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and the OxyContin maker's owners until next month with the intention of stopping suits longer so a settlement can be worked out to nearly 2,600 suits against the company. U.S....

States' position on the tentative opioid deal with Purdue

Oct. 11, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

State attorneys general have been divided nearly evenly over whether to accept a tentative deal to settle lawsuits against Purdue Pharma related to the nation's opioid crisis. States that oppose the tentative settlement, which could be worth as much as $12 billion over time, wanted to continue their lawsuits...

Enbridge offers at least $24M to settle tribe pipeline suit

Oct. 10, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Enbridge Energy has offered the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa at least $24 million to settle a lawsuit the tribe filed to shut down and remove the Line 5 pipeline from its reservation in northern Wisconsin. But tribal leaders say their position against the pipeline remains...

Falwell settles lawsuit over Florida real estate venture

Oct. 8, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr. has settled a federal lawsuit involving a Florida real estate venture. The Miami Herald reports that Falwell has agreed to pay Gordon Bello an undisclosed amount of money. Falwell is the president of Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school in Lynchburg, Virginia....

Arizona now has misgivings about Purdue opioid settlement

Oct. 8, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

Arizona's attorney general is having misgivings about agreeing to Purdue Pharma's proposal to settle litigation over the opioid crisis. Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican, said in a court filing late Monday that the OxyContin maker has "sought to undermine material terms of the deal." He did not specify...

The Latest: Purdue says little harm to pause Sackler suits

Oct. 8, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

The Latest on Purdue Pharma's settlement efforts (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Purdue Pharma is telling a judge that letting lawsuits continue against the company's owners would deplete the assets it wants to use in a settlement. But the OxyContin maker says stopping them would not cause much harm to the states...

Former college hockey coach settling discrimination lawsuits

Oct. 8, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The University of Minnesota Duluth and its former women's hockey coach have reached a tentative agreement that would settle long-running discrimination claims in state and federal courts. The Star Tribune reports that a court filing says attorneys for Shannon Miller and the university...

Facebook to settle advertiser lawsuit for $40 million

Oct. 8, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has agreed to pay $40 million to advertisers who said it inflated the amount of time its users watched videos. The San Jose Mercury News says the California-based social media giant denied any wrongdoing in a lawsuit settlement. The settlement notice was filed Friday by the...

Victims gain a voice to help guide Purdue Pharma bankruptcy

Oct. 6, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

Victims of opioid addiction weren't in the room when OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma persuaded half the state attorneys general to settle claims over the company's role in the nationwide overdose epidemic. Now that Purdue is in federal bankruptcy court, four people whose lives were touched by addiction have...