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Settlement reached in excessive force case at youth center

Dec. 11, 2019 1:30 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland woman who says youth detention center workers knocked out her son's teeth has settled a lawsuit against the Maine Department of Corrections and Correct Care Solutions. The Portland Press Herald reports that Sadiya Ali’s son will receive $250,000 from the state if...

New Mexico county sees more lawsuits on inmate abuse claims

Dec. 11, 2019 12:29 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county involved in one of the largest prisoner civil rights settlements in U.S. history is facing more federal lawsuits over its treatment of inmates in its jail. Attorney Matt Coyte recently filed two lawsuits in U.S. District Court on behalf of inmates who allege...

Stormy Daniels' lawyers argue for timely lawyer-fee payments

Dec. 10, 2019 8:33 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge should grant attorney fees to lawyers who represented porn actress Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against Ohio's capital city before competing claims on Daniels' $450,000 settlement are dealt with, including a claim by President Donald Trump, Daniels' lawyers argued in a court...

Michigan townships, company reach deal over contamination

Dec. 10, 2019 8:00 PM EST

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Two western Michigan townships reached a tentative settlement with a footwear company in a federal lawsuit over contaminated water, officials announced Tuesday. The tentative deal between Plainfield and Algoma townships and Wolverine World Wide calls for the company to pay...

Multistate voter database suspended in lawsuit settlement

Dec. 10, 2019 4:54 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A much-criticized database that checks whether voters are registered in multiple states has been suspended “for the foreseeable future” until security safeguards are put in place as part of a settlement of a federal lawsuit, a civil rights group said Tuesday. The...

Ex-officer, restaurant, settle suit brought by crash victim

Dec. 10, 2019 12:46 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut restaurant and a former police officer who pleaded no contest to charges connected to a drunken driving crash have agreed to settle the lawsuit filed by the woman injured in the collision. The Connecticut Post reported the settlement Monday. Terms were not disclosed....

Company settles lawsuit over bad Detroit lights for $4M

Dec. 10, 2019 11:21 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A company agreed to pay $4 million to settle a lawsuit over thousands of defective streetlights in Detroit, a newspaper reported. The city sued Leotek Electronics USA last spring, alleging that roughly 20,000 lights were failing. The faulty lights were an embarrassment, especially after...

PG&E's $13.5B deal with fire victims removes huge obstacles

Dec. 9, 2019 8:30 PM EST

Associated Press (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric will be able to avoid two legal obstacles that could have tripped up its efforts to bounce back from bankruptcy if California Gov. Gavin Newsom and a federal judge approve a $13.5 billion settlement with victims of catastrophic fires blamed on the utility's...

Missouri settles lawsuit on foster kids on psychotropic meds

Dec. 9, 2019 1:59 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri will have to overhaul how it monitors children in foster care on psychotropic drugs as part of a settlement agreement finalized this past week. The settlement calls for the state to ramp up staff training and mandates regular check-ups for kids on psychotropic...

Dartmouth student lawsuit settled over baseball injury

Dec. 9, 2019 12:51 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a Dartmouth College student against the school who was seriously injured during baseball practice has been settled, the college said Monday. Last year, Colton French said in federal court documents that he was pitching to a batter in a narrow indoor area enclosed by...