Industrial diver Alex Reed Paxton plunged into the bowels of Columbus’ Lake Oliver Dam on Oct. 27, 2020, and never got out alive.
The settlement stems from a lawsuit alleging Facebook developers sold user data to Cambridge Analytica, a former political consulting firm, to target people in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The lawsuit says Thinx underwear, long marketed as safe and sustainable, contains harmful chemical substances known as PFAS. The company denies those allegations but will pay up to $5 million.
The Atlanta City Council has approved a $1 million settlement payment for the family of Rayshard Brooks, who was shot and killed by a police officer. Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man, was shot following a confrontation with two white police officers in June 2020.
Delta Air Lines has settled a case involving a pilot who says she was grounded in retaliation for raising safety concerns at the airline. A federal arbiter on Friday approved the settlement between Delta and pilot Karlene Petitt.
People who were addicted to OxyContin or lost loved ones who were addicted to the drug expect very little in compensation from the multibillion-dollar Purdue Pharma bankruptcy settlement.
The consulting firm McKinsey & Company has reached agreements with 49 states because of its sales advice to drug manufacturers, including Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin. More than $16M will help Georgians living with opioid use disorder, Attorney General Chris Carr said.
Renee Bach ran a treatment center for severely malnourished children in Uganda. Over five years, 105 died. This week, a lawsuit by two mothers who each lost a son was settled with a cash payment.