According to the DOJ press release, the settlement represents “the largest civil settlement with a single entity in American history.”
The asbestos industry in India has become a two billion dollar powerhouse, putting thousands of workers and citizens at risk of developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers and diseases.
The Department of Labor has recently instructed more than 1,100 coal miners to re-apply for black lung benefits indicating that the miners may have been wrongly denied. The medical review of x-rays for these miners by a doctor at The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been called into question.
Reports surfaced this week that Bank of America and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a tentative deal under which the bank would pay nearly $17 billion to resolve an investigation into its sale of toxic mortgage securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.
Earlier this week, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Community Health Systems, Inc. will pay $97 million to resolve multiple whistleblower cases brought against the company under the False Claims Act.