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This 2009 photo provided by PCVA Law shows Than Orn with his children Crystalyn, left and Jayden, right, during a hike near Mt. Rainier, Wash. The city of Tacoma has agreed to an $8 million settlement for Orn, who was paralyzed and had his legs amputated after being shot by a police officer during a low-speed chase. The settlement Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, came two weeks into a federal civil rights trial that was being conducted on Zoom because of COVID-19 precautions. Orn was repeatedly shot by Officer Kristopher Clark in 2011 as officers tried to stop him for driving with his headlights off. Shortly before the settlement was reached, Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell acknowledged on the witness stand that the department violated policies during the pursuit. ( PCVA Law via AP)

Tacoma settles police shooting lawsuit for $8 million

Dec. 4, 2020 5:50 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The city of Tacoma on Friday agreed to an $8 million settlement for a man who was paralyzed and had his legs amputated after being shot by a police officer during a low-speed car chase in 2011. The settlement came two weeks into a federal civil rights trial that was being conducted on Zoom...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 7, 2019 file photo, Former Chicago alderman Edward R. Vrdolyak walks with his lawyers out of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago after pleading guilty to federal tax evasion charges. Vrdolyak, a former Chicago alderman nicknamed “Fast Eddie” for his backroom dealing is headed to prison for tax evasion. District Judge Robert Dow sentenced Vrdolyak on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 adding he will hold a hearing in three months to discuss when Vrydolyak will report to prison.(Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)

Ex-Chicago alderman sentenced to prison for tax evasion

Dec. 4, 2020 5:44 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago alderman nicknamed “Fast Eddie” for his backroom dealing was sentenced Friday by a federal judge to 18 months in prison for tax evasion. Edward R. Vrdolyak pleaded guilty two years ago to seeking to help another lawyer to evade paying about $800,000 in income...

Chicago archdiocese to pay $1.5 million in sexual abuse suit

Dec. 3, 2020 3:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a man who says he was sexually abused as a child by a defrocked priest who was convicted of sexually abusing several boys, the man's attorney said Thursday. The settlement agreement announced in a news...

School district to pay $200K to settle public records battle

Dec. 3, 2020 2:28 PM EST

NEWARK, Calif. (AP) — A school district in Northern California will pay out $200,000 to settle a lawsuit stemming from its handling of a public records request more than six years ago, district officials said. The settlement puts to rest a costly legal battle for Newark Unified School District that started...

Cleveland pays $4.85 million to settle wrongful conviction

Dec. 2, 2020 3:40 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland has agreed to pay a man who was wrongfully convicted of killing an elderly woman and spent 11 years in prison $4.85 million to settle a lawsuit he first filed in 2012 against two city homicide detectives. The city announced the settlement, which was first reported by...

Former Missouri nursing home owner settles equal-pay lawsuit

Dec. 2, 2020 1:12 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The former owner of a skilled nursing home in Raytown, Missouri, will pay $40,000 to settle a pay discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Commission, the agency said Wednesday. Its federal lawsuit against Edgewood Manor OPCO, LLC, alleges 12 licensed practical nurses who...

In this May 15, 2018 photo, Samuel Kolb poses for a photo in San Mateo, Calif. A Northern California county has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to settle a lawsuit by Kolb, who was going through a severe epileptic episode when a deputy shot him in the abdomen, paralyzing him from the waist down. (Karin Kolb via AP)

California county pays $10M after shooting paralyzed man

Dec. 2, 2020 12:45 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California county has paid nearly $10 million to settle a lawsuit by a Silicon Valley software engineer who was having a mental health crisis two years ago when a deputy shot him, paralyzing him from the waist down. Placer County paid Samuel Kolb, 50, and his family $9.9...

United States players celebrate with Kristie Mewis, number 22, who scored her side's second goal during the international friendly women's soccer match between The Netherlands and the US at the Rat Verlegh stadium in Breda, southern Netherlands, Friday Nov. 27, 2020. (Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool via AP)

Women's team, US Soccer settle part of their lawsuit

Dec. 1, 2020 9:47 PM EST

U.S. women's national team players and the U.S. Soccer Federation settled their long-running lawsuit over inequitable working conditions compared with the men's team while leaving their dispute over unequal pay for additional litigation. The parties filed a redacted public notice of the settlement with the...

American women settle lawsuit with U.S. Soccer Federation on unequal working conditions with men, to appeal wage claims

Dec. 1, 2020 4:51 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — American women settle lawsuit with U.S. Soccer Federation on unequal working conditions with men, to appeal wage claims.

State settles suit by inmate who gave birth in prison cell

Dec. 1, 2020 3:38 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut prison inmate who gave birth on a toilet in her cell and claimed she was denied medical care has agreed to settle her lawsuit against state prison officials, her lawyers said Tuesday. Lawyers for Tianna Laboy told The Associated Press that the settlement with the state...