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Sep 15, 2023

Justice Department and Department of the Navy Announce Voluntary Elective Option for More Efficient Resolution of Camp Lejeune Justice Act Claims

The Justice Department and the Department of the Navy (DON) announced the finalization and publication of a voluntary process, called the “Elective Option,” to help veterans and others quickly resolve qualifying claims under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) of 2022.


Aug 28, 2023

3M Agrees to Pay More Than $5.5 Billion Over Defective Military Earplugs

3M Co. has tentatively agreed to pay more than $5.5 billion to resolve over 300,000 lawsuits claiming it sold the US military defective combat earplugs, people familiar with the deal said.


Aug 24, 2023

Record $100 Million in Settlements Reached in Cases Against Former Boarding School in West Virginia

A record $100 million in settlements have been reached between former students and a now-shuttered boarding school in West Virginia.


Aug 7, 2023

Owner of Dry Shampoo Brand Settles Class-Action Lawsuit Over Benzene Claims for $2.5 Million

Church & Dwight agreed to pay $2.5 million to resolve claims that Batiste dry shampoo products are contaminated with benzene, a human carcinogen.


Jul 31, 2023

J&J’s Effort to Resolve Talc Lawsuits in Bankruptcy Fails for the Second Time

A U.S. judge on Friday shot down Johnson & Johnson’s second attempt to resolve tens of thousands of lawsuits over its talc products in bankruptcy, imperiling a proposed $8.9 billion settlement that would stop new lawsuits from being filed.


Jul 21, 2023

Plaintiff in a Church Sex Abuse Case Awarded a $40 Million Settlement

This week, a Circuit Court awarded the plaintiff known only as “N.D.” a total of $40 million dollars in damages in connection with N.D’s claims that the Defendant, Keneth L. Apana, raped and sexually abused her in 1992 when she was just 12.

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