UnitedHealthcare Facing LawsuitSeptember 2, 2018

UnitedHealthcare faces nationwide class-action suit for allegedly overcharging for prescriptions. WVUE-TV New Orleans reported, “A federal class action lawsuit has been filed against the insurance company UnitedHealthcare” alleging that firm “secretly overcharged customers for prescription drugs.” The lawsuit, which the piece reported “is based on a series of investigations by FOX 8 News called Medical …

Monsanto Roundup LawsuitAugust 14, 2018

2018 Roundup Lawsuit: A California jury recently awarded a school groundskeeper $289 million – mostly to punish the agricultural company Monsanto. Monsanto had failed to warn consumers of the cancer risks posed by its weedkillers. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a form of cancer after using Roundup Weed Killer, you should speak …

$165 Million FedEx Lawsuit UpheldMarch 5, 2018

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has upheld the ruling in a $165 million lawsuit against FedEx filed after a deadly accident involving a contracted FedEx truck. Las Cruces Sun-News reports the 2011 crash west of Las Cruces killed three people including the truck driver and left a baby severely injured. Alfredo Morga filed a personal injury …

Facebook to Pay $35 Million to Settle LawsuitFebruary 28, 2018

Facebook Inc. agreed to pay $35 million to settle claims that its officers and directors misled investors in the company’s 2012 initial public offering. Facebook Inc. agreed to pay $35 million to settle claims that its officers and directors misled investors in the company’s 2012 initial public offering. Facebook didn’t admit wrongdoing as part of the …

Woman with Broken Bones in her Foot Suing Shopping CenterFebruary 7, 2018

A Burgoyne’s Cove woman is suing for damages after a slip at the Clarenville Shopping Centre in 2013 left her with three broken bones in her right foot and hefty medical bills. The Town of Clarenville, which own the parking lot; the Chain Store Limited, which owns the mall; Loblaws; and the owner of NoFrills …

Aetna Agrees To Pay $17 Million In HIV Privacy BreachJanuary 20, 2018

Aetna settled a lawsuit for $17 million Wednesday over a data breach that happened in the summer of 2017. The privacy of as many as 12,000 people insured by Aetna was compromised in a very low-tech way: the fact that they had been taking HIV drugs was revealed through the clear window of the envelope. …

Nearly 50 lawsuits filed against EquifaxSeptember 14, 2017

NBC Nightly News (9/12, story 5, 2:25, Holt, 16.61M) reported that “nearly 50 lawsuits” have already been filed in federal court against Equifax over its data breach, “including a multi-billion dollar class action suit.” Additionally, 36 senators on Tuesday “called for federal investigations into three Equifax executives who sold stock before the breach went public …

Chipotle LawsuitJuly 25, 2017

Chipotle shareholder sues chain over latest food-safety issue. Bloomberg News (7/21, Mehrotra, 3.08M) reported that a shareholder has filed a class-action lawsuit against Chipotle arguing that the “company made misleading statements to bolster confidence that it had resolved the health and safety troubles from 2015, when it was forced to close all of its US …

US judge approves $125 million ruling against Volkswagen

US judge approves $125 million ruling against Volkswagen for fees, costs of diesel owners. Reuters (7/21, Shepardson) reported US District Judge Charles Breyer on Friday “approved $125 million in fees and costs for lawyers who sued Volkswagen AG…on behalf of U.S. owners of 88,000 3.0 liter diesel vehicles over excess emissions.” Reuters added Breyer’s ruling …