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Delaware to get $200,000 in Robinhood settlement

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

Delaware will get about $200,000 from a $10.2 million national settlement with the stock buying app Robinhood. The settlement is split between Alabama, Colorado, California, Delaware, New Jersey, South Dakota and Texas, according to the Delaware Department of Justice. The lawsuit and settlement stems from an investigation of Robinhood’s multiple outages in March 2020, preventing hundreds of thousands of users …

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Walgreens, CVS to pay Delaware $43.6M opioid settlement

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware stands to receive some $43.6 million from settlements with CVS and Walgreens over their roles in America’s opioid epidemic. In total, CVS will pay $5 billion and Walgreens will pay $5.7 billion, which will be distributed amongst states and municipalities involved in the litigation. The announcement comes just days after public health officials announced that Nov. 2022 was Delaware’s …

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CarMax settles with DE, other states over recall disclosure

Staff Writer Business, Headlines

Delaware and 35 other states have reached a settlement with used vehicle retailer CarMax, which has agreed to pay $1 million over concerns about its reporting of vehicle safety concerns. The settlement stems from an investigation into concerns that customers were not aware of unrepaired and potentially serious safety recalls in used vehicles. Delaware will receive $20,589.46, from the settlement. …

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Walmart agrees to $3.1B opioid settlement, $11.8M goes to DE

Charles Megginson Headlines, Business

Walmart announced Tuesday that the company has agreed to a $3.1 billion settlement to resolve a nationwide lawsuit brought by states, tribes and municipalities over its role in the opioid crisis. Delaware stands to receive up to $11.8 million under the terms of the settlement framework. The lawsuit alleged that Walmart exacerbated the opioid addiction crisis by failing to appropriately …

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Google to pay Delaware $4.3M in location tracking settlement

Staff Writer Business, Headlines

Google agreed to a $391.5 million settlement with 40 states Monday over charges that the company tracked users’ location data even when asked not to.  Delaware will receive more than $4.3 million from the settlement. The money will go toward the Delaware Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Fund, allowing it to do future work without drawing on taxpayer dollars. Attorney …

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Delaware to get about $8 million from JUUL settlement

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A $438.5 million agreement between e-cigarette maker JUUL Labs and 34 states and territories has been reached over the alleged role they played in getting a new generation of Americans hooked on nicotine.  Delaware stands to recover between $7.8 million and $8.5 million under the agreement, according to Attorney General Kathy Jennings. The “agreement in principle” comes as the result …

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DOJ: Buffett-owned mortgage firm guilty of redlining in NCCo

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A Pennsylvania mortgage company owned by billionaire Warren Buffett will pay $20 million to resolve allegations of discrimination against Black and Latino homebuyers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, the Department of Justice announced this week. Attorneys general in the three states accused Trident Mortgage Company of redlining in the greater Philadelphia region, including New Castle County. Redlining, in the …

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TurboTax owner to pay $400K to Delawareans after ‘misleading’ users

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Wednesday that Intuit Inc., the company behind online tax filing software TurboTax, will pay more than $400,000 to low-income Delaware residents who were deceived by the company. The settlement comes as part of a $141 million agreement between the attorneys general of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Intuit.  Intuit must also …

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Police officers, New Castle County settle sexual harassment suit

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

New Castle County has settled a federal lawsuit brought by six current and former female county police officers against the department’s former second-highest ranking officer.  The plaintiffs include Capt. Laura O’Sullivan, Capt. Patricia Davies, Senior Cpl.  Jessica Neipris, Ret. Master Cpl.  Lynda Scelsi, Ret. Master Cpl. Margaret Ellwein, and Lori Kane.  Each officer alleged sexual harassment and misconduct by former …