opioid settlement

Delaware to get $68.9 million from opioid settlement

Sam HautHeadlines, Government

Delaware is set to receive $68.9 million out of a $17.3 billion settlement from drug makers Teva and Allergan and pharmacies CVS and Walgreens. The money will be spread out over the next 15 years, according to a press release by the Delaware Department of Justice. The defendants will start releasing funds to a national administrator later this summer, with …

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Still work to do, say marijuana advocacy groups

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Marijuana advocacy groups who worked to help legalize marijuana in Delaware say there is still work to do. That includes urging Attorney General Kathy Jennings to drop all pending cannabis offenses, making sure that testing positive for pot won’t get someone’s parole or probation revoked, allowing marijuana to be grown at home and bird-dogging the process and progress of regulations …

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TurboTax settlement gives 14k Delawareans $430,000

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

The settlement of a class action lawsuit against Intuit, the owner of TurboTax, will give 14,187 Delawareans a total of about $430,000. Across the country, approximately 4.4 million people will receive checks in the mail from the settlement involving every state and the District of Columbia.  Those eligible for money will be contacted by email from the fund administrator Rust …

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$60K fine, 2½-year suspension for Milltown financial adviser

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Government, Headlines

The president of a Milltown financial advice company will pay $60,000 in fines and serve a 2½-year suspension from registration in Delaware. The penalties were assessed on financial adviser Robert Brandon Prettyman for “making false and misleading statements” to the state securities regulator and “providing advisory services to clients while unregistered to do so.” His Kirkwood Highway company, Summit Wealth …

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Former correctional officer indicted for K9’s death in hot car

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Government

A former Delaware Correctional Officer has been indicted for recklessly confining and causing the death of a 4-year-old law enforcement animal named Lux. Darrel Wiley, 45, left Lux confined and unattended in an official vehicle for four hours while on duty at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in September 2022, according to a statement from the Delaware Department of Justice. …

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Walgreens, CVS to pay Delaware $43.6M opioid settlement

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, 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 WriterBusiness, 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

Charlie MegginsonHeadlines, 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 WriterBusiness, 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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No jail time for ‘deeply remorseful’ McGuiness

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Delaware state Auditor Kathy McGuiness will not see the inside of a jail cell after being sentenced on two misdemeanor public corruption charges Wednesday. Prosecutors asked the judge to impose a 30-day prison sentence. Instead, she’ll face one year of probation, a $10,000 fine, and 500 hours of community service. McGuiness plans to appeal her convictions to the Delaware Supreme …