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Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

Jan. 18, 2019 1:56 PM EST

The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation's opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense. The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case asserted that family...

Law firm tied to Manafort reaches $4.6 million settlement

Jan. 17, 2019 6:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A law firm tied to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's Ukrainian consulting work has agreed to pay more than $4.6 million and publicly acknowledge that it failed to report its work for a foreign government, the Justice Department said Thursday. The civil settlement with...

Guam Catholic Church enters bankruptcy amid sex abuse claims

Jan. 15, 2019 9:07 PM EST

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam's Catholic Church filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, a move that will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of child sexual abuse lawsuits and enter settlement negotiations. Ford Elsaesser, an attorney representing the church, said the Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition was...

Mother settles wrongful death police shooting suit for $2.3M

Jan. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EST

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The mother of a suburban Kansas City teenager who was fatally shot by police as he backed a minivan out of his family's garage has reached a $2.3 million settlement with the city. In the settlement, the city of Overland Park, Kansas, makes no admission of wrongdoing in the...

William Hill settles suit against FanDuel over betting guide

Jan. 14, 2019 9:30 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bookmaker William Hill has settled its lawsuit alleging that rival FanDuel copied its "how to bet" guide virtually word for word, and will use part of the money to fund creative writing classes. William Hill CEO Joe Asher won't say how much his company is receiving from FanDuel,...

Settlements reached in sex harassment cases against sheriff

Jan. 11, 2019 10:26 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff accused of sexually harassing three top women in his department has settled their lawsuits, with the terms and details kept secret as he's running for re-election. How much taxpayer money the Hinds County Board of Supervisors must spend to keep their cases from...

$65.5M au pair deal would be divided up under formula

Jan. 10, 2019 7:05 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A proposed $65.5 million settlement for low-paid child care workers from around the world would be divided up under a formula after a judge decides whether the agreement is fair, a conclusion that could take several months to reach. The deal, filed in Denver federal court Wednesday , covers...

SEC, Wells Fargo ink 38 Studios settlement, will be delayed

Jan. 10, 2019 6:16 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission and Wells Fargo Securities said in a joint court filing Thursday that they have agreed in principle to settle a lawsuit over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's videogame company. But the...

Fiat Chrysler reaches settlement in emissions cheating cases

Jan. 10, 2019 1:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiat Chrysler agreed on Thursday to pay hundreds of millions of dollars, including a $300 million fine to the U.S. government, to settle allegations that the Italian-American automaker cheated on emissions tests. Under a deal with the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection...

Fiat Chrysler to pay around $650M in emissions cheating case

Jan. 9, 2019 8:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiat Chrysler will pay more than $650 million to settle allegations that it cheated on emissions tests involving more than 104,000 Jeep SUVs and Ram pickup trucks, a person with the knowledge of the settlement told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Italian-American automaker will be...