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After seven years of investigation, a Los Angeles federal judge has approved a $230 million-dollar settlement to end a class action lawsuit against All American Pipeline, L.P. and Plains Pipeline, L.P. after a May 2015 oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara caused widespread damage. The original lawsuit was... Read More »

Cars in dealership

A Massachusetts car dealership is at the center of a lawsuit brought forward by the state. The lawsuit alleges that the business discriminated against Black and Hispanic customers by overcharging them on services and products. The lawsuit was filed in Essex County Superior Court and accuses Jaffarian Service Inc. of... Read More »

Sherri Papini leaves federal courthouse after sentencing

A California court has sentenced the infamous Northern California mother, Sherri Papini, to 18 months in prison, after she faked her own abduction. Forty-year-old Sherri Papini made national headlines at the end of 2016 after she seemingly disappeared while out on a jog. After authorities were alerted of her disappearance,... Read More »

Adnan Syed leaves Cummings Courthouse after overturning conviction

For over two decades, convicted murderer Adnan Syed stood behind bars for the 1999 murder of his high school classmate and ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. Earlier this week, in a stunning reversal, a Baltimore judge approved a motion to vacate Syed’s conviction and set him free. Adnan Syed, now 41... Read More »

T-Mobile storefront

AT&T filed a complaint against T-Mobile in Texas’ Eastern District Court accusing its rival of false advertising. At the heart of the complaint is T-Mobile's recently launched “Verizon and AT&T Ban Senior Discount” campaign. As part of the campaign, customers are directed to the website BannedSeniors.com. On the website, T-Mobile... Read More »

Medical stethoscope with veteran equipment

A Texas doctor has been convicted of health care fraud following a scheme that targeted Tricare, a health system designed for veterans including uniformed service members, retirees, and their families. The Department of Justice announced charges against 51-year-old Dr. Sekhar Rao, the director of Austin, Texas, ADAR Group LLC. The... Read More »

Doctor engaging in telemedicine practice

Earlier this year, the Department of Justice announced the indictment of Elemer Raffai, MD, a New York doctor allegedly involved in a $10 million health care fraud scheme. While the case is already notable as involving millions illegally obtained via a large-scale kickback and fraud scheme, the added element of... Read More »

Local bakery

Oberlin College located in Oberlin, Ohio, has been ordered to pay $36.5 million to a local bakery after the college touted claims that the bakery was racist. The multi-million dollar payout comes after a shoplifting incident happened at Gibson’s Bakery in November 2016. At the time, three Oberlin college students... Read More »

Student loan concept depicted with bills and graduation cap

Student loan borrowers just can’t catch a break. Nelnet Servicing, Inc., a student loan servicer, was recently hit with a proposed class action alleging the company failed to properly secure and safeguard the personal data of more than 2.5 million student loan borrowers. Per the lawsuit, mountains of personally identifiable... Read More »

Hospital IV bag

A Dallas, Texas, area anesthesiologist is facing federal charges for allegedly tampering with hospital IV bags, causing the death of one doctor and cardiac arrest events in several other patients. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas filed a criminal complaint days after the anesthesiologist was... Read More »

General Electric logo on ceiling

General Electric Company and Carrier are at the center of a class action lawsuit that accuses the companies of selling defective fire control systems. The lawsuit was brought forward by a disabled veteran from New Jersey, Samuel L. Kaplan. In his 144-page complaint, Kaplan and his legal team accuse the... Read More »

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