Under the terms of a settlement signed by the attorneys general of all 50 states, Intuit Inc. will suspend TurboTax’s “free, free, free” ad campaign and pay restitution to nearly 4.4 million taxpayers.
Associations and business owners say serial plaintiffs filing dozens or hundreds of cases are increasingly using the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act to extract tens of thousands of dollars in settlements—and not to promote access as the landmark law intended.
The state’s capital city, the suburbs of Noblesville and Fishers and other cities, including Muncie and Franklin, decided to join the statewide settlement after it was made more attractive by a new state law that gives local governments more direct funding and flexibility.
In all, the plan could be worth more than $10 billion over time. It calls for members of the Sackler family to give up control of the Stamford, Connecticut-based company so it can be turned into a new entity with profits used to fight the crisis.
Indiana stands to collect up to $507 million from the deal if communities opt into the state’s settlement under pending legislation in the Indiana General Assembly, according to the state attorney general’s office.
The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana and 20 other fair housing organizations across the country announced Monday that they have reached a $53 million agreement with Fannie Mae to settle a discrimination suit.
Advocates of the measure say non-disclosure agreements harm families of students with disabilities, while opponents say NDAs are a useful litigation strategy, and their elimination could result in more due-process requests.
The chairman of the company’s board, Steve Miller, said in a statement that the ruling would “delay and perhaps end the ability of creditors, communities, and individuals to receive billions in value to abate the opioid crisis.”
A federal bankruptcy court in Indianapolis on Monday confirmed the settlement between USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the hundreds of victims, ending one aspect of the fallout of the largest sexual abuse scandal in the history of the U.S. Olympic movement.
The vast majority of the league’s players—70% of active players and more than 60% of living retirees—are Black. So the changes are expected to be significant, and potentially costly for the NFL.
If it withstands appeals, the deal will resolve a mountain of 3,000 lawsuits from state and local governments, Native American tribes, unions and others that accuse the company of helping to spark the overdose epidemic.
While it’s unclear how much each victim would receive under the proposed agreement, the sum is significantly higher than the $215 million settlement offer Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee put together in February 2020.
A bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved a proposal by the Boy Scouts of America to enter into an agreement that includes a fund to compensate tens of thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as youngsters by Scout leaders and others.
Local governments currently litigating, such as Indianapolis, were provided the ability to opt out of the state’s opioid plan. Those local governments have the opportunity to opt back in within 60 days of opting out, according to the attorney general’s office.
The national settlement is expected to be the biggest single settlement in the complicated universe of litigation over the opioid epidemic in the United States. It won’t end the cases, but it would change them.
The five children of late heart surgeon and real estate developer John N. Pittman have reached a legal agreement after years of fighting over the management of their father’s estate. As a result, The Bridges in Carmel and The Farm at Zionsville can proceed.
Ashley HomeStore has agreed to pay an Indiana Army National guardsman $6,000 after he alleged he was fired from the store’s Greenwood location after returning from active duty.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita said the dealer sold cars online in a way that led consumers to believe the seller was a private owner. For its part, the dealer said it was a one-time occurrence.
Four companies that agreed to pay a combined $26 billion to settle claims about their roles in the opioid crisis plan to deduct some of those costs from their taxes and recoup around $1 billion apiece.
The global business consulting firm McKinsey & Company has agreed to a $573 million settlement with 49 states over its role in advising companies on how to “supercharge” opioid sales amid an overdose crisis.