Wendy’s BIPA $18.2M class action lawsuit settlement

Top Class Actions (February 14, 2024) — Wendy’s agreed to a $18.2 million class action lawsuit settlement to resolve claims that it collected worker biometrics without following Illinois privacy regulations. The settlement benefits current and former Wendy’s employees who worked at a corporate-operated restaurant in Illinois and scanned their fingerprint in a finger scanner between … Continued

Another $85 million on PacifiCorp’s liability tab

Wildfire Today (January, 24 2024)- PacifiCorp will pay another $85 million to nine more victims of the 2020 Labor Day fires, after a jury in Multnomah County on Tuesday recorded the latest verdict in a series of lawsuits that means billions of dollars in liability costs for the Portland-based utility company, according to an AP … Continued

Berkshire utility must pay $62M to Oregon homeowners for 2020 wildfires

Seeking Alpha (January 23, 2024) – PacifiCorp, an electric utility owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B), was ordered by an Oregon jury to pay at least $62M to nine survivors of the Labor Day 2020 wildfires that swept through the state. The jury in Portland, where PacifiCorp is based, awarded the homeowners nearly … Continued

PacifiCorp Owes At Least $62M To 9 Homeowners Hit By Fires

Law360 (January 23, 2024) – PacifiCorp must pay at least $62 million in compensatory damages to nine people who fled their homes in a Labor Day 2020 fire outbreak, a Portland, Oregon, jury found Tuesday, … Read More Here

Jury’s Verdict in Oregon Wildfire Class Trial Could Total $85M

Law.com (January 23,2024) -An Oregon jury, in a rare class trial, awarded more than $62 million Tuesday to victims of the wildfires that ravaged the state in 2020. The trial, held at the Multnomah Circuit Court, is the second in a class action of residents and businesses with property the wildfires damaged. Jurors awarded nearly … Continued

PacifiCorp Fire Victim Who Leapt in River Awarded $9 Million

Blooomberg (January 23, 2024) – A jury ordered a Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co. unit to pay nine homeowners at least $62 million for failing to prevent some Oregon wildfires in 2020, including $9 million for a man who jumped off a cliff into a river to escape the flames that destroyed his home. Adding to … Continued

Oregon utility must pay $85 million to homeowners for 2020 fires damage

Axios (January 23,2024) – A jury in Portland, Oregon, determined Tuesday that PacifiCorp, an electric utility owned by billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, should pay $62 million plus other costs to nine survivors of the Labor Day 2020 wildfires that swept the state. The big picture: A PacifiCorp spokesperson said the utility intended to appeal … Continued

Oregon jury awards $85 million to 9 victims of deadly 2020 wildfires

Associated Press (January 23, 2024) – An Oregon jury awarded $85 million Tuesday to nine victims of wildfires that ravaged the state in 2020, the latest verdict in a series of legal proceedings that are expected to put the utility PacifiCorp on the hook for billions of dollars over its liability for the deadly blazes. … Continued