Latest Legal settlements News

Lawsuit takes on 180-day gag order on New Mexico settlements

Aug. 23, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman wants a judge to throw out a New Mexico state law making it a crime to reveal civil settlement details with a state agency before a set period. Shani Madden filed the lawsuit this week seeking to overturn a 180-day gag order on settlements that have been...

Kasich, Gee group to push opioid settlement toward hospitals

Aug. 22, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer cash from any national opioid settlement to hospitals, rather than to local and state governments already sparring for control of the dollars. Gee and...

The Latest: Duo to push opioid settlement toward hospitals

Aug. 22, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a nonprofit being formed by West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (all times local): 3 p.m. West Virginia University President Gordon Gee (gee) and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) say a nonprofit they're forming will steer...

Lawsuit accusing ex-bishop of drunken sexual assault settled

Aug. 21, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit accusing the former bishop of West Virginia's Roman Catholic diocese of molesting boys and men has been settled. The terms of the recent settlement are confidential, Wheeling-Charleston Diocese spokesman Tim Bishop said in a statement. The diocese declined further...

$248 million settlement reached with Chinese drywall maker

Aug. 21, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A proposed $248 million settlement has been filed in a decade-old federal court case over defective Chinese drywall blamed for damaging home appliances and sickening residents. The proposed settlement between property owners and Taishan Gypsum Co. was filed in U.S. District Court in New...

$385k settlement reached in St. Louis park injury case

Aug. 21, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis has agreed to pay $385,000 to settle a lawsuit with the family of a girl who was smashed by a 200-pound (90 kilogram) racquetball door that was left off its hinges at a city park. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Michael Mullen approved the...

Suit alleges security guards had sex with Illinois students

Aug. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges two security guards who worked at a public high school in suburban Chicago had sex with female students, and the school failed to adequately protect girls from purported predators. The 22-page suit says school officials knew or should have known the...

2 drug companies settle with counties in opioid-crisis suit

Aug. 20, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

Two pharmaceutical companies have reached settlements totaling $15 million to avoid being defendants in the first federal trial on the drug industry's accountability for a nationwide opioid crisis. Dublin, Ireland-based Endo Pharmaceuticals announced Tuesday that it has agreed to pay the Ohio counties of Cuyahoga...

The Latest: 2nd company settles with counties in opioid suit

Aug. 20, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on litigation over opioids (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A second drugmaker has agreed to settle lawsuits brought by two Ohio counties over the opioid crisis. Frank Gallucci, a lawyer for Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County, told Cleveland.com and other media outlets that Allergan...

Proposed settlement in lawsuit over Rams merchandise gets OK

Aug. 20, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A proposed settlement would give St. Louis Rams fans a 25% refund on years of tickets and merchandise they bought before the team announced it was moving to Los Angeles. If approved, the settlement would end a class-action lawsuit that claimed fans would not have purchased Rams-related...