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Companies to pay $151 million to residents of West Virginia after poisoning their water

11/20/2016 - Residents and business owners in Charleston, West Virginia, who suffered injuries from a chemical spill that occurred back in 2014, will soon be receiving $151 million worth of settlement payments from the two companies responsible. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver has tentatively approved a proposal...

Tenet hospitals to pay $514 million settlement after admitting to illegal Medicaid kickback scheme

10/6/2016 - Tenet Healthcare Corp. has agreed to pay more than $514 million to settle a federal lawsuit involving two of the company's hospitals in Atlanta that were found guilty of participating in a Medicaid kickback and bribery scheme. Two corporate subsidiaries of the Texas-based health system, Atlanta Medical...

Family wins $87M settlement after being paralyzed by Terminix pesticide while on vacation

8/5/2016 - What should have been a dream vacation ended up turning into an absolute nightmare for the Esmond family shortly after they arrived for a holiday in the Virgin Islands during March 2015. Steve Esmond, Theresa Devine and their two teenage sons, Sean and Ryan, became gravely ill after being exposed...

Teacher gets $92,000 tax-funded settlement after telling children she would kill them with a robot

2/26/2016 - A teacher who uttered questionable, violent slurs in the classroom has been let off the hook. The Oceanside Unified School District in San Diego County, California, received complaints from students in 2012 that their teacher threatened to have a robot shoot and kill them all. Did the concerned students...

EPA settlement forces agency to assess dangers of glyphosate, atrazine and related pesticides

7/12/2015 - When a chemical has the ability to change the gender of frogs and completely warp the mating habits of amphibians, shouldn't that chemical be considered a threat to life on the planet and be forbidden from use? Why would the science community and government regulators want something this hazardous to...

Government pays compensation to 80 flu vaccine injuries and deaths

1/7/2015 - (Republished from The December 2014 report from the Department of Justice on damages paid by the U.S. Government to vaccine victims was recently published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. There were 180 cases of vaccine injuries decided. 134 cases received compensation,...

General Mills settlement forces company to stop using 'all natural' claims on dozens of granola bar products

12/8/2014 - General Mills is no longer able to use the "100% Natural" label on dozens of their products, thanks to a settlement reached between the food giant and four consumers who filed lawsuits over the label's misuse in 2012. In their complaints, consumers alleged that General Mills "deceptively described...

Woman recieves $1 million settlement after Border Patrol agents illegally cavity-searched her repeatedly for six hours

7/11/2014 - As Natural News previously reported in December 2013, a 54-year-old New Mexico woman was seized by U.S. Border Patrol agents and illegally cavity-searched at the nearby hosptial University Medical Center of El Paso. Essentially raped and defiled for six hours, the lady, who wishes to remain anonymous,...

Whole Foods ripped off customers by over-charging for salad bar; $800,000 settlement reached

6/30/2014 - A suit brought by the city attorney's office in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Diego, has resulted in Whole Foods being ordered to pay nearly $800,000 in settlement fees. The supermarket specializing in natural and organic foods was accused of charging more than the advertised price for a variety...

Kellogg reaches settlement for misleading food labeling claims involving Kashi and Bear Naked brands

5/15/2014 - After years of backlash from health-minded consumers duped by false statements such as "Nothing artificial" and "100% natural" on Kashi and Bear Naked product labeling, Kellogg has finally reached a settlement. Kellogg spokeswoman Kris Charles said that the company's Kashi and Bear Naked lines, which...

Naked Juice class action settlement announced: Here's how to claim $45 from PepsiCo even without proof of purchase

8/28/2013 - The Naked Juice company was sued in 2011, accused of using GMO ingredients and deceptively labeling its products, "all natural." As the Organic Consumers Association explains: According to plaintiffs, Naked Juice used soy ingredients that are genetically engineered "by design or by contamination."...

Pepsi forks over $9 million settlement, agrees to stop calling Naked Juice 'natural'

7/30/2013 - The Pepsi-owned Naked Juice brand will soon be getting a labeling makeover following a lawsuit that challenged the processed food giant's indiscriminate and deceptive use of the word "natural." According to new reports, PepsiCo has not only agreed to pay out a $9 million settlement as part of the case,...

Wal-Mart pays $81.6 million settlement for environmental crimes against America

6/12/2013 - Wal-Mart is not only the world's largest retailer, it is apparently one of the nation's biggest polluters as well, as evidenced by a massive fine levied recently by the federal government following an investigation of "environmental crimes" which lasted more than a decade. According to reports, the...

98 percent of Big Tobacco settlement money being used to fund something other than smoking prevention programs

12/12/2012 - The vast majority of the $246 billion rolling settlement awarded to all 50 U.S. states as part of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement is apparently being spent on things other than the anti-smoking programs and campaigns for which the money was intended, according to a new report. Entitled...

Pfizer forced to pay $60 million court settlement after bribing foreign officials to dispense more drugs

8/13/2012 - Drug giant Pfizer has agreed to pay a $60 million fine to settle charges filed against the company alleging illegal bribery. According to CNN Money, both Pfizer and Wyeth, the latter of which has since merged with Pfizer, paid off foreign officials in Europe and Asia to speed up drug approvals, and...

Pfizer pleads guilty to felony crime in fraudulent marketing of Bextra, pays billions in fines

9/2/2009 - For the last several years, I've referred to drug companies as "criminal" operations. They have engaged in price fixing, marketing fraud, science fraud and many other criminal activities that we've written about here on NaturalNews. And yet, until today, they always managed to avoid the criminal charges...

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