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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 …

Farmers Withdraws Climate Change Suit Against Municipalities

Farmers Insurance Group, which filed nine class actions in May against nearly 200 communities in the Chicago area, is withdrawing its lawsuit. The suit accused the Illinois municipalities of failing to prepare for severe rains and flooding. It argued that …

Bank, Wisconsin Man File Class-Action Suit Against Target

A Wausau, Wis., bank and a Fitchburg man have filed a class-action lawsuit against Target Corp. over last year’s massive security breach. Similar lawsuits have been filed in other states, but this is the first of its kind to be …

Lawyers to Appeal Verdict in Flooding Lawsuit Against Louisiana Parish

Attorneys who brought a class-action lawsuit against Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish say they will appeal a 9-3 jury verdict that found the parish was negligent in its emergency response planning but that the negligence didn’t cause the flooding suffered by tens …