Author Archives: Melissa Denning

Meningitis Outbreak Settlement

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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Home Depot To Compensate Consumers

Shopper reimbursement

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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