FeganScott Files Two Lawsuits on Behalf of Survivors of Sexual Assault Under Lookback Window Provided by the New York Adults Survivors Act
On November 21, 2023, FeganScott filed two lawsuits on behalf of survivors of sexual assault under the one-year lookback window provided by the New York Adult Survivors Act (ASA), bringing them one step closer to holding the institutions and powerful men that harmed them accountable.
To read more about the lawsuit filed by a former student against Syracuse University, alleging the school ignored warnings that one of its dorm counselors and residence hall directors was preying on and sexually abusing male students using his position of trust and supervision in a Syracuse dormitory click here.
For more information about the lawsuit filed by a former client of globally recognized modeling agent Thomas Zeumer filed a lawsuit against the industry titan claiming he sexually assaulted her after luring her to a dinner meeting ostensibly to discuss her modeling career click here.
Ahead of the November 23 deadline for the ASA’s lookback window, Beth Fegan, managing partner of FeganScott, shared her thoughts on the impact of the ASA and what it represents to survivors of sexual assault and abuse. Read more here.
Hyundai, Kia Theft Class-Action Lawsuit Settlement Valued at More Than $200 Million Receives Preliminary Approval
On October 31, 2023, Judge James V. Selna of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted preliminary approval of the amended settlement agreement reached by the parties in this case. The settlement is valued at more than $200 million. The terms of the proposed settlement include up to $145 million for out-of-pocket losses (including those related to thefts and attempted thefts), a free software upgrade and reimbursement for steering wheel lock purchases for certain Class Vehicles, and reimbursements up to $300 for the purchase of steering wheel locks and other antitheft systems for Class members whose Class Vehicles are not eligible for the software upgrade.
On or before March 4, 2024, class members will receive Court approved notices, informing class members of their rights under the settlement. Copies of the class notice will be made available on the settlement website, which will go live on or before March 4, 2024. Class members have until January 11, 2025, to file claims for compensation under the settlement.
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Major Chemical Companies Agree to Pay Multibillion Settlements
In two recent wins for consumers, major chemical companies – 3M, DuPont, Chemours and Corteva – have agreed to pay multibillion settlements to resolve claims that they contaminated drinking water across the nation with ‘forever chemicals’ known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.
During settlement negotiations, FeganScott’s Beth Fegan played an integral role in protecting the interests of class members who will be required to test for certain PFAS as a result of the four companies’ actions and remediate as necessary.
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