Following the merger of Continental and United Airlines, many loyal customers were left high and dry as United cut benefits for frequent fliers. A federal judge recently denied United Airline's motion to dismiss allowing a lawsuit brought on behalf of many United customers to proceed. The lawsuit is expected to be certified as a class action barring any settlement agreements.
According to the Los Angeles Times, a California jury recently awarded over $8 million to an elderly homeowner whose home was nearly destroyed after a dump truck crashed into the home, rupturing a gas line, and causing an explosion. Residence Mutual Insurance Co. had insured Robert Christopher's home for more than fifty years. According to Christopher's attorney, Mark Geragos, "The insurance company did everything possible to try and torpedo this World War II veteran's case."
After tremendous frustration and debate, the city of Houston was obligated last year by an overwhelming majority of its voters to end its contract with red light camera manufacturer American Traffic Solutions (ATS) and permanently shut down the controversial cameras. ATS quickly brought suit against the city for breaching their contract which was scheduled to end in 2014. And now, after months of debates, the two sides have reached a settlement agreement in which the city could pay ATS more than $12 million in damages for breaching their agreement and removing the cameras.