A House committee has approved a bill that will pay out part of a settlement involved in a high-profile case that resulted in the death of a 10-year-old girl and near death of her twin brother. With the approval of the bill, known as HB 6523, $3.75 million of the $5 million that the Florida Department of Children and Families agreed to pay “to the estate of Nubia Barahona and to Victor Barahona” will be paid out. The other $1.25 million has already been paid.
Lawsuits & Litigation
iRobot has decided to sue Hoover, Black & Decker and other popular vacuum manufacturers on charges that they all “used its intellectual property without permission.” Additionally, the company also sued China-based Shenzhen Silver Star Intelligent Technology Co, a company that “manufactures Hoover and Black & Decker vacuums.”
Washington DoC Agrees to Pay $3m to Family of Boy Killed By a Gang Member on Community Supervision Program
The Department of Corrections in the State of Washington agreed to pay $3 million to the family of a boy killed by a gang member out on a community supervision program. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed in 2014, four years after the violent death of 12-year old Alajawan Brown in Skyway. Brown had stepped
After being accused of fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the owner and president of Jay Peak ski resort has finally agreed to a $150 million settlement with Raymond James Financial Inc. However, the agreement is still pending approval.
Carmen Maria Montiel, better known as the former Miss Venezuela, announced her plan to sue United Airlines over an incident that took place nearly three years ago. Montiel’s impending lawsuit is only the latest round of bad news for the beleaguered airline. The company’s stock suffered a small blow earlier in the week, after a
A white woman from Rapid City, South Dakota, reached a settlement with her former employer in a racial discrimination lawsuit. The company, Community Alternatives of the Black Hills, oversees and supervises private jail facilities. They went into court over an allegation that the woman, Alicia A. Kline, had been targeted by a supervisor for not
76-year-old man files wrongful conviction lawsuit after he is set free.
Michael Hutchison and his wife, Stacie Hutchison,settled at $5,000 with the city of Bowling Green, Kentucky, for a raid that occurred on July 11, 2016.
Spending years behind bars for a crime you didn’t commit would be a nightmare for anyone. Unfortunately for Deon Patrick, this is exactly what happened to him. Fortunately for him, after spending “21 years in prison after signing a murder confession allegedly manufactured by Chicago police and Cook County prosecutors,” a federal jury awarded him $13 million on Wednesday as a result of a lawsuit he filed against the city of Chicago.