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Court Delays Ruling on 2013 Quebec Oil Train Crash Settlement

A Quebec judge reserved his decision on Wednesday on whether to grant a motion that would clear the way for a settlement between victims of the 2013 Lac-Megantic oil train disaster and dozens of companies and individuals linked to the …

Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Class Action Members Owed $1,640

The Louisiana state treasurer is holding money for more than 4,500 people who participated in a class action lawsuit against the Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Treasurer John Kennedy says in a news release that most class action members are owed …

Utah Judge Rejects Class-Action Suit Over Alleged Bogus DUI Stops

A Utah judge has rejected a potential class-action lawsuit seeking millions in damages for hundreds people arrested for drunken driving by disgraced former state trooper Lisa Steed. In a decision made public last week, Judge Michael Allphin ruled that the …

Viacom to Pay $7.2M to End Wage Lawsuit by Thousands of Interns

Viacom Inc agreed to pay $7.21 million to settle a class-action lawsuit by thousands of former interns who said the owner of Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon did not pay them, despite their having done work similar to paid employees. …

Utah Firm to Issue Refunds to Settle Suit Over Weight-Loss Pills

A Salt Lake City, Utah-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, “Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight,” was deceptive. Under the …

Insurer Hit With $4.5M Class Action Bad Faith Verdict in Nevada

Everest Indemnity Insurance Co. was hit with a $4.5 million verdict after a Nevada state court jury on Thursday said the insurer acted in bad faith by refusing to cover a construction company’s defense costs in a class action stemming …

Enbridge Settles Michigan Oil Spill Class-Action Lawsuit

The Canadian company responsible for a 2010 oil spill in southwestern Michigan has agreed to pay about $6.8 million to settle a class-action lawsuit. A federal judge must still approve the settlement reached last week by Enbridge Inc., based in …

Condé Nast Agrees to $5.8M Settlement in Class-Action Suit Over Intern Pay

Condé Nast agreed on Thursday to pay $5.8 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by thousands of former interns at the publisher who said they were underpaid for work at the company’s high-end magazines. The settlement agreement, filed in …

Millions Unclaimed in Ohio Workers’ Comp Overcharge Case

The law firm handling a $420 million state settlement over Ohio employers being overcharged for workers’ compensation premiums says millions of dollars weren’t claimed by the deadline. The Bricker & Eckler law firm tells The Columbus Dispatch that 35,000 claims …

Empire State Building Owner Seeking Dismissal of Investor Lawsuit in N.Y.

The Empire State Building’s managers asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit over claims they deprived thousands of early investors of as much as $410 million in profit when they took the New York skyscraper public. The managers, Peter Malkin …