In this blog, we would like to make you aware of three personal injury settlements that have been reached between plaintiff and defendants and one case of a judge tossing out a lawsuit that we’ve written about before. Let’s start with the toss-out.
As we’ve told you before, nine former law school students filed a lawsuit against New York Law School, claiming that they were duped into attending the school (and thus paying tuition to the school) on the grounds of false information regarding job placement. The suit demanded $225 million dollars in compensation from the school. This past week, however, the judge tossed out the suit. The judge claimed, in his ruling, that the information provided to the prospective students was not misleading, and that if the student’s didn’t perform adequate research before matriculating, they have only themselves to blame.
The vindicated defendant, New York Law School, commented on the ruling, praising it as “clear, thoughtful and comprehensive.” Had the judge decided to rule in favor of the plaintiffs, he would have made a major mark on relevant legal issues, given that this suit was the first of fourteen to be filed in the country on the grounds of law schools “misleading” students about job placement.
For our next story, we’re staying in New York. A $35.5 million settlement has been reached in an antitrust class action lawsuit filed against Babies “R” Us and several of its manufacturers. The lawsuit contended that Babies “R” Us schemed with their manufacturers to squash competition by forcing all stores selling their products to sell the products above a certain price, thus inflating prices and improving sales in an unfair manner. For such an innocent brand, the conspirator efforts of those behind this are truly troubling.
Now we go to Hawaii, where the state government has agreed to pay $15.4 million for the death of a major law firm partner and her cousin. The two died while hiking in Hawaii, where they came across the unmarked edge of a trail and fell 300 feet to their death. It had already been determined that the state was indeed liable for their deaths on the grounds of negligence, but it wasn’t until now that the state and the plaintiffs agreed on a settlement.
We end in Philadelphia, PA, one of the most historic cities for a multitude of reasons. Recently, a construction worker there was awarded $2.9 million for injuries he sustained while working at a job site on Stenton Avenue. The plaintiff fell through a semi-completed rubber roof and into a drain below. The judge found the construction company 98% liable for the injury on the grounds of their negligence.
For information about any of these settlements or any case which you may need assistance with, please contact the attorneys at the Law Offices of Aronberg and Aronberg by calling 561-266-9191 or emailing us at email@example.com.