Landmark NFL Decision Upheld

index (Flickr.com) licensed by creative commonsFollowing years of legal proceedings, consolidated cases and an appeal stemming from the United States District Court, a landmark settlement has been reached between the NFL and thousands of retired players. The settlement, reached by an appellate court overseen by a three Judge panel upheld the previous ruling of Judge Anita B. Brody of The United States District Court. Brody had overseen the vast majority of individual cases against the NFL that were combined in Philadelphia over three years ago.

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Meningitis Outbreak Settlement

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Hospital Beds

Over 300 former patients of the Michigan Pain Specialists Clinic that were infected in the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak will be sharing a $10.5 million settlement. Each individual will be receiving compensation based upon a formula established in the earlier $210 million settlement involving the now-closed New England Compounding Center of Framington, Massachusetts, where the steroid solutions were mixed before being shipped to clinics across the country.

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The Cost Of A Settlement

dollarsign (pixabay.com)Erin Andrews, famous sportscaster for Fox, was awarded $55 million in her lawsuit against Michael David Barrett and the owner of the Marriott Hotel in Nashville Tennessee. Andrews had been seeking compensation for the emotional distress she suffered following the 2008 incident where Michael Barrett recorded her naked in the privacy of her hotel room though a peephole from the neighboring room.

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Wheelchair Fraud In Washington

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Wheelchair

The Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that Michael Mann, owner of Seattle-based Wheelchairs Plus Inc., will pay $2.7 million for Medicaid fraud allegations. The  Attorney General’s Office claims that Mann billed the Medicaid program for 119 new wheelchairs when he was actually delivering used wheelchairs to the poor and disabled statewide.

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Home Depot To Compensate Consumers

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Home Depot Store

Home Depot has agreed to pay $19.5 million to compensate the consumers affected by the 2014 data breach which affected more than 50 million cardholders who utilized self-checkout terminals in U.S. and Canadian stores between April and September 2014. The home improvement retailer is in the process of setting up a $13 million fund to reimburse all of the shoppers for out-of-pocket losses and, in effort to improve their data security they will be hiring a chief information security officer to oversee all progress. There were at least 57 proposed class action lawsuits which were filed in U.S. and Canadian courts over the data breach.

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