A statement from the U.S. Justice Department revealed that the agency reached an immigration lawsuit settlement with the McDonald’s restaurant chain. The immigration lawsuit settlement involved accusations against the fast food giant of discriminatory practices against immigrant employees. The settlement stems from an investigation into how the restaurant chain treated immigrants classified as “lawful permanent […]

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The Tennessee Medical Association has petitioned the state’s General Assembly to amend the state’s constitution to include medical malpractice award limits. The planned amendment would place medical malpractice award limits on non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and punitive damages. The amendment would require passage in the current General Assembly in 2016, a two-thirds […]

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A study by the Consumer Federation of America found that auto insurance rates for drivers in minority neighborhoods can be as much as 70 percent higher than drivers in white neighborhoods. The study found a discrepancy in auto insurance rates between minority and white neighborhoods in both urban and rural areas. A press release from […]

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A California homeowners insurance legal challenge seeks to stop any proposed rate increases by State Farm. The homeowners insurance legal challenge, filed by the group Consumer Watchdog, claims that State Farm should cut their rates by double digits. The suit comes as a challenge to the company’s proposal to raise its homeowners insurance rates by […]

Even under the best of circumstances, divorce can be a harrowing process. From the emotional impact of a lost relationship, to the logistical nightmare of dealing with the court system, almost no aspect of divorce is easy to handle. One of the biggest issues many divorcing spouses face lies in dealing with their financial situations. […]

An investigative report from an Ohio television station revealed how some doctors and hospitals hide medical malpractice incidents from patients. The report showed how thousands of disciplinary actions against physicians, many of them including medical malpractice cases, are kept hidden from public access. The report also examined how physicians and hospitals are allowed to keep […]

Several homeowners in Massachusetts are still dealing with unpaid homeowners insurance claims from last winter’s storms. The state’s Attorney General’s office had received nearly 100 complaints about home insurance companies in the past year. Dozens of these complaints involve unpaid homeowners insurance claims from winter storm damage. Some complaints include allegations that insurers have underpaid […]

Thousands of Maryland drivers have filed complaints with the state’s insurance board against State Farm over unfair auto insurance rate increases. The complaints state that the auto insurance rate increases were due to accidents where the policy holders were found not to be at fault. Some complaints have also claimed that the insurer raised their […]

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The sound and fury that often accompany a bitter child custody case can cause parents, attorneys and judges to lose their focus on the most vital issue: the best interests of the child. The emotional baggage that parents can carry into a child custody case can affect everyone around them. The children in these cases […]

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An Illinois couple won a $14.3 million judgment against the state’s largest medical malpractice insurer. Alizabeth and Elvin Hana won a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging that ISMIE Mutual Insurance acted in bad faith. The judgment includes $1.35 million in compensatory damages, as well as $13 million in punitive damages against the medical malpractice insurer. An […]

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