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Judge approves $577 million settlement for Maryland HBCUs

May. 13, 2021 05:52 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $577 million settlement in a lawsuit over underfunding at Maryland's four historically Black colleges and universities. The deal approved Wednesday will provide $555 million in extra funding over 10 years, beginning in...

Deal reached by county in jail death in western Michigan

May. 10, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — The family of a man who died in a western Michigan jail has reached a lawsuit settlement with Muskegon County, a mediator said. Daniel Ryan made the disclosure Friday in a document filed in federal court in Kalamazoo. No financial details were...

Boston homeless housing project to break ground in the fall

May. 10, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Pine Street Inn and its codevelopers can proceed with building a 202-unit building after reaching a settlement with a neighbor who sued to stop construction. Pine Street and its partner, Community Builders, plan to break ground by fall on the building...

San Diego sheriff's employee awarded $60K in settlement

May. 09, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego sheriff’s department employee who sued the county and a former assistant sheriff over sexual harassment allegations was awarded $60,000 by a judge. Superior Court Judge Katherine Bacal issued her ruling late last month in a civil lawsuit...

Ex-prosecutor settles for $87K in discrimination lawsuit

May. 07, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A former Deschutes County deputy district attorney who sued the county, alleging race and sexual discrimination has reached an $87,500 settlement with the county, District Attorney John Hummel announced Thursday. A Portland attorney representing Jasmyn...

Family of Chris Cornell settles with doctor over his death

May. 06, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Chris Cornell and a doctor who they alleged over-prescribed him drugs before he died have agreed to a settle a lawsuit. Court documents filed by attorneys for the rock singer's widow, Vicky Cornell, and their children, Toni and...

Cedar Rapids paid $619K to defend officer in shooting case

May. 06, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Rapids paid $619,000 to defend a white police officer against an excessive force lawsuit brought by a Black man he shot and paralyzed, before Iowa's second-largest city reached a landmark $8 million settlement with the man, a city spokeswoman said. ...

Ex-lawmaker, lawyer pay $20,000 to The Detroit News

May. 05, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit News said a former state lawmaker and his lawyer agreed to pay $20,000 to settle a lawsuit against the newspaper. Ex-Rep. Todd Courser had filed a defamation lawsuit against the News for a 2015 report about efforts to cover up an affair with...

Milwaukee council OKs settlement with former Bucks player

May. 04, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday approved a $750,000 settlement in a lawsuit brought by former Bucks player Sterling Brown over his 2018 arrest in which he was taken to the ground and shocked with a Taser. The incident started when Brown was...

$6 million settlement for men abused at Kiwanis boys home

May. 03, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Insurance companies are paying $6 million to settle a lawsuit brought against Kiwanis International and local Kiwanis clubs by seven men who were sexually abused at a Centralia group home for boys decades ago, attorneys for the men said Monday. ...