BP Corp. North America Inc.’s effort to remove nearly 4,700 retirees from a class-action lawsuit challenging pension changes tied to a 1980s corporate acquisition failed on Friday after a Texas federal judge concluded that these retirees’ claims were not barred by an earlier lawsuit. BP argued that more than
On January 19, 2023, James, Vernon & Weeks, P.A., together with our Denver co-counsel, Zaner Harden Law, filed a civil lawsuit in Denver District Court against the Denver Archdiocese on behalf of our client, Scott Verti, for the horrific sexual abuse he suffered while serving as an altar boy.
(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Dec. 29, 2022) — A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved a $121.5 million reorganization plan, ending four years of court battles. The approved reorganization plan provides for monetary payments to nearly 400 claimants and establishes a public archive for documents showing how decades of abuse occurred
After three agonizing years in bankruptcy court and many months of talks, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester and more than 400 sex abuse survivors with claims in the diocese’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case have agreed to terms. The settlement agreement is an important step, but it is far
The settlement still needs to be approved by the bankruptcy court and voted on by the approximately 475 survivors in the case. Hundreds of people who say they were sexually abused by Rochester-area priests have agreed to a financial settlement with the Diocese of Rochester. The settlement will create
Rochester, N.Y. — The Official Creditors Committee in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester bankruptcy case has reached a settlement with the diocese after more than three years of litigation. The settlement is a first of its kind in a New York Catholic bankruptcy case. Three other diocesan bankruptcies are
In January 2018, Chad and Jennifer Brackeen adopted a Navajo baby boy, winning a legal battle with the Navajo Nation after it sought to place the boy with a Navajo family. Soon after, the Texas couple looked to adopt his younger sister, but ran into more opposition: The girl’s
Gannett Corp. is unfairly stalling any handover of documents needed to help former Democrat and Chronicle newspaper carriers prove they were molested as young teenagers decades ago by an adult route supervisor, an attorney for one of the ex-carriers charges. Meanwhile, Gannett is doubling down on an aggressive
A group of BP retirees urged the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday to reverse a lower court’s ruling barring intervention in a long-running Employee Retirement Income Security Act lawsuit against BP North America and its retirement plan, arguing a recently certified class with no opt-out rights couldn’t adequately represent their
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