Cummins Inc. is facing multiple lawsuits from shareholders and Dodge Ram truck owners after the company agreed to pay $2 billion late last year to settle allegations that it unlawfully altered hundreds of thousands of pickup truck engines.
National Reunification Month: Families seek closer scrutiny of child removal process
No one ever wants to remove a child from their parents’ household.
When there are allegations of abuse or neglect in a home, child welfare officials, caseworkers and judges have to make tough, complicated decisions about what is ultimately best for the child.Read More
Settlement requires real estate brokers to disclose commissions
The National Association of Realtors is revamping its rules about commissions to comply with a settlement reached with the Department of Justice. The settlement requires brokers to disclose commissions on listings published through the Multiple Listings Service.Read More
Web Exclusive: New pro bono mediation project resolves family law cases with less time, money
Two Indianapolis lawyers who had an idea to start a pro bono mediation service for family law cases were stunned by the reception from the local legal community, as more than 100 answered a call for volunteers. “It’s mind-blowing,” said one of the organizers of a program described as “blue jeans mediation.”Read More
Web Exclusive: Pendleton inmate wins $425K solitary settlement with help from Chicago, pro bono attorneys
A Pendleton Correctional Facility inmate will be paid $425,000 by the state after spending four years in isolation for a disciplinary violation he says he didn’t commit. But the settlement might not have been agreed upon without the help of a Chicago-based justice center that says it advocates for underdogs.Read More
An advertising agency that helped develop marketing campaigns for OxyContin and other prescription painkillers has agreed to pay U.S. states $350 million rather than face the possibility of trials over its role in the opioid crisis.
Cummins Inc. must complete a recall of 600,000 Ram trucks as part of a settlement with federal and California authorities that also requires the company to remedy environmental damage caused by illegal software that let it skirt diesel emissions tests.
The city of Elkhart and several former law enforcement officers have agreed to pay $11,725,000 to settle a wrongful conviction lawsuit filed by a man with an intellectual disability who was exonerated from a murder conviction after nearly 17 years in prison.
Cummins Inc. will pay $1.675 billion to settle allegations that the engine-maker violated the Clean Air Act, the company announced Friday.
Community Health Network has agreed to pay the United States government $345 million to settle allegations that it engaged in a yearslong scheme to recruit physicians and pay them huge salaries and bonuses in return for “downstream referrals.”
Google has agreed to pay $700 million and make several other concessions to settle allegations that it had been stifling competition against its Android app store — the same issue that went to trial in another case that could result in even bigger changes.
Southwest Airlines will pay a $35 million fine as part of a $140 million settlement to resolve a federal investigation into a debacle in December 2022 when the airline canceled thousands of flights and stranded more than 2 million travelers over the holidays.
The family of a Marion County Jail inmate that died in jail has reached a $625,000 settlement in federal court as part of a wrongful death lawsuit.
The Supreme Court on Monday is hearing arguments over a nationwide settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma that would shield members of the Sackler family who own the company from civil lawsuits over the toll of opioids.
Indiana has joined five other states in reaching a $6.5 million settlement agreement with a global financial services company that acknowledged it failed to protect its customers’ personal information on multiple occasions.
An Illinois-based food ingredient manufacturer has agreed to an $8 million settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over claims that it violated the Clean Air Act at its corn wet milling facility in Indianapolis.
OxyContin maker’s settlement plan divides victims of opioid crisis. Now it’s up to the Supreme Court
The agreement by the maker of OxyContin to settle thousands of lawsuits over the harm done by opioids could help combat the overdose epidemic that the painkiller helped spark. But that does not mean all the victims are satisfied.
Following allegations that a Purdue University associate professor falsified documentation provided to government agencies, the university and the federal government have reached a pre-suit settlement requiring Purdue to pay more than $737,000.
Almost a year after distributions started from the National Opioid Settlement, only $7.1 million has been put to use so far in Indiana as local units of government wrestle with how to make the most of the payments.
Community Health Network has socked away $75 million in a “potential settlement agreement” with the U.S. Justice Department and a former chief financial officer who filed a whistleblower suit nearly a decade ago.
The federal government would be barred from immigration policies that separate parents from children for eight years under a proposed court settlement announced Monday that also provides families with temporary legal status and short-term housing aid.
Indiana will receive $3.6 million, the most of any state, as part of a $49.5 million multistate settlement with software company Blackbaud, which was the subject of a 2020 data breach affecting millions of people.
Indiana University’s police chief is out, and the university has settled a federal civil rights lawsuit after a graduate student said two IU Police Department officers violated his rights when he was arrested for an unpaid $3 parking fee.
All 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have reached an agreement in principle with Google to settle a lawsuit filed in 2021 over the tech giant’s alleged monopolistic control of app distribution.