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Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion grievances with NFL

Feb. 15, 2019 6:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — With a public hearing looming and the threat of owners and league officials facing depositions, the NFL settled collusion cases brought by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid. The league, about to celebrate its 100th season, faced criticism from all sides thanks to the protest movement started...

NFL says it has settled collusion lawsuits by Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid

Feb. 15, 2019 2:22 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL says it has settled collusion lawsuits by Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid.

Judge: Hernandez's child can't sue NFL over brain disease

Feb. 15, 2019 1:34 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 6-year-old daughter of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez missed a 2014 deadline to opt out of the league's concussion settlement and can't separately pursue a $20 million suit over his diagnosis of a degenerative brain disease, a judge ruled. Yet Hernandez's death in 2017 came too...

APNewsBreak: Settlement brings reforms to Oregon county jail

Feb. 14, 2019 3:39 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officials in an Oregon county agreed Thursday to lower the number of inmates crammed into a single cell and take other actions after a woman filed a lawsuit saying she was jailed under inhumane conditions. Under the settlement in U.S. District Court, staff at the Douglas County jail in...

Iowa hotel settles with woman who was raped inside her room

Feb. 13, 2019 6:23 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa hotel has settled a lawsuit with a New Jersey woman who was raped and battered after the front desk gave the attacker her room key. Attorneys for Cheri Marchionda say the operators of the Embassy Suites Hotel in Des Moines agreed to a settlement before she was set to testify...

Settlement over USC doctor abuse requires school reforms

Feb. 12, 2019 10:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys for women who said they were sexually abused by a longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California say a $215 million settlement includes groundbreaking campus reforms. Attorneys say a proposed lawsuit settlement filed Tuesday in federal court will require the...

Wave of concussion lawsuits to test NCAA's liability

Feb. 7, 2019 2:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is facing more than 300 lawsuits from former college football players who claim their concussions were mistreated, leading to medical problems spanning from headaches to depression and, in some cases, early onset Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease. The first wave of lawsuits hit...

Man choked by LA firefighter to get $7.4 million

Feb. 6, 2019 9:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who was choked unconscious by an off-duty Los Angeles firefighter who saw him handing out Halloween candy to children will receive $7.4 million to settle a lawsuit, his attorney announced Wednesday. Samuel Chang suffered a traumatic brain injury, nearly died and still has medical...

2 Oklahoma companies in trafficking lawsuit settle pay claim

Feb. 6, 2019 3:10 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma companies accused in a federal human trafficking lawsuit of underpaying immigrant workers have reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor. A Jan. 25 order from a department Wage and Hour Division administrative law judge shows Hotelmacher and Steakmacher, both...

Marketing firm to pay up to $8.5M over renewal policy

Feb. 4, 2019 7:27 PM EST

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — A company that sold ProActiv acne treatments and Wen hair products will pay up to $8.5 million to settle a California lawsuit that said it didn't get customer consent for automatic renewal payments on their credit cards. Authorities Monday said Guthy-Renker LLC also agreed to more...