Latest Legal settlements News

Davenport settles with former fire chief over termination

Sep. 17, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The city of Davenport will pay its insurance carrier about $260,000 as part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed by a former fire chief who alleged she was discriminated against because of her age and gender. Former Fire Chief Lynn...

Judge invites Prince Andrew to request unsealing of records

Sep. 16, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew can request the unsealing of a 2009 settlement agreement that his lawyer claims protects him from a lawsuit alleging he sexually assaulted a girl two decades ago, a U.S. judge said Thursday. Judge Loretta A. Preska in Manhattan said in a...

Judge blocks NC law provision aimed at farm workers' union

Sep. 16, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's only farm worker union is pleased despite mixed decisions so far from federal courts about a 2017 law it says obstructs mostly Latino field hands organizing for better benefits and conditions. U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs...

AG: More time needed for pipeline policing costs negotiation

Sep. 16, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s attorney general said Thursday that state and federal lawyers need more time to negotiate a settlement for money that the state claims it spent on policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota filed a...

South Carolina jail to add virus protections after ACLU deal

Sep. 16, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county jail will implement new COVID-19 protections for inmates to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and other legal groups. Operators of the Spartanburg County Detention Center agreed in July...

Clark County to pay $1.4M to settle termination lawsuit

Sep. 16, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County Council has agreed to pay Don Benton and two other former county employees $1.4 million less than four months after a jury awarded the trio $693,998 in a wrongful termination lawsuit. The county announced Wednesday that the...

California county pays $11M to man exonerated in 1998 murder

Sep. 15, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California county has paid $11 million to a man who spent two decades in prison after being wrongly convicted of killing his girlfriend in 1998. The payment settles a federal lawsuit filed by Horace Roberts accusing Riverside County and its...

Ex-House Speaker settles child sexual abuse payments suit

Sep. 15, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse reached a tentative out-of-court settlement Wednesday over Hastert’s refusal to pay the man $1.8 million — the outstanding balance in hush money that the Illinois Republican...

Committee wants to file own plan in Boy Scouts bankruptcy

Sep. 15, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A committee charged with representing tens of thousands of alleged victims of child sex abuse in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy asked the judge on Wednesday to terminate the BSA’s exclusive rights to file a reorganization plan, so that it can file its own. ...

Angry over 2020 ballot deal, NC Republicans vote to limit AG

Sep. 15, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The flap over absentee ballots in North Carolina's 2020 election resurfaced Wednesday at the General Assembly as Republicans gave final approval to legislation that would limit Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein's ability to enter future legal settlements. ...