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Judge: Ex-NFL players must see neurologists close to home

May. 17, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Retired NFL players seeking testing as part of a $1 billion concussion settlement must see a doctor close to home to prevent fraud and "doctor shopping," the federal judge overseeing the case ruled. Lawyers for thousands of ex-players complain their clients agreed to the 2013...

MGM might pay $800 million in Las Vegas shooting settlement

May. 17, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino giant MGM Resorts told federal regulators Thursday it might pay up to $800 million to settle liability lawsuits stemming from the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas — the deadliest in modern U.S. history. "The company believes it is reasonably possible that a settlement will be...

5 states announce new suits over prescription opioids

May. 16, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five more state attorneys general announced legal filings Thursday seeking to hold the company that makes OxyContin responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that's now the leading cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states. The company, Connecticut-based...

College softball player's hazing lawsuit settled

May. 16, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former student-athlete at a Massachusetts college who says she was injured in a hazing incident has settled her lawsuit against the school. The Telegram & Gazette reports that according to court records posted this week, Caroline Roch's case against Worcester Polytechnic...

Fighter McGregor settles with fan, charges dropped

May. 13, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped charges against star fighter Conor McGregor after he allegedly smashed a fan's phone outside a Miami hotel. The State Attorney's Office said Monday the victim has stopped cooperating with investigators and has recanted his story. The Miami Herald reports the fan, Ahmed...

Last lawsuit in Virginia boy's septic tank drowning settled

May. 12, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

PULASKI, Va. (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with the drowning of a 5-year-old Virginia boy in a septic tank has been settled with a $200,000 insurance payment to his parents and sister. The Roanoke Times reports the order entered Wednesday in Pulaski County Circuit Court resolves the...

Ex-NFL player, woman settle suits against Michigan State

May. 10, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former NFL player has settled a lawsuit against Michigan State University alleging his rights were violated when he was expelled after a sexual misconduct investigation. The Detroit Free Press reports the settlement between Keith Mumphery and the East Lansing school was reached...

Conan O'Brien settles joke-theft lawsuit weeks before trial

May. 9, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Conan O'Brien has made peace with a man who heckled him not from the crowd but the courts. O'Brien and several co-defendants, including his writing staff, agreed Thursday to settle a 2015 lawsuit with California writer Robert Kaseberg, who alleged the talk-show host stole five jokes from...

Man gets $225k to settle suit over excessive police force

May. 9, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city has agreed to pay nearly a quarter of a million dollars to settle a civil rights lawsuit brought by a man who says city police used excessive force and fractured his leg. The Herald News reports that former Fall River resident, Carlos Roldan, sued two Fall...

Minneapolis leaders agree to mediation in police shooting

May. 8, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis will work with a court-appointed mediator to try to resolve the lawsuit over the death of a black man who was shot by police in 2015, city leaders said Wednesday after a federal judge demanded answers about settlement negotiations. U.S. District Judge Michael...