Latest Legal settlements News

Feds settle suit alleging abuse by men detained after 9/11

Jul. 05, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department settled a decades-old lawsuit on Tuesday filed by a group of men who were rounded up by the government in the weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and held in a federal jail in New York in conditions the department’s own watchdog called abusive and...

After West Virginia opioid verdict, another case postponed

Jul. 05, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial in a lawsuit accusing three major U.S. drug distributors of causing a health crisis throughout West Virginia was postponed Tuesday, a day after the companies prevailed in another case in the state. Attorneys who represented Cabell County and the...

Canada sets $15B deal over Indigeneous child welfare flaws

Jul. 04, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

OTTAWA (AP) — The Canadian government said Monday it has signed a $20 billion (US$15.55 billion) agreement to compensate First Nations children and families harmed by chronic underfunding of child welfare. The Assembly of First Nations and plaintiffs in two class action lawsuits...

Analysis: Settlement best solution for Deshaun Watson, NFL

Jul. 01, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

Now that Deshaun Watson’s disciplinary hearing has concluded, the best solution for the NFL and the quarterback’s legal team is to reach a settlement before retired judge Sue Robinson issues a decision. Watson was accused of sexual misconduct by 24 women and has settled 20 of the...

Kansas wrongful conviction lawsuit reaches $12.5M settlement

Jul. 01, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A local government in Kansas has agreed to pay $12.5 million to a man and his mother after he spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, approved the settlement...

Connecticut to pay $9M to settle hospital patient abuse suit

Jun. 30, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has approved a $9 million settlement between the state and the brother of a man who was abused numerous times at the state's maximum-security psychiatric hospital, lawyers in the case announced Thursday. The abuse scandal involving patient...

US agency to limit predator killing methods in Idaho

Jun. 29, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. agency responsible for killing wolves and other predators to prevent attacks on livestock has agreed to settle a lawsuit by completing an extensive environmental study on its methods in Idaho. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services also...

Senator in 2010 deposition: 13-year-olds can consent to sex

Jun. 25, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Before he became a leading voice for conservative causes on Capitol Hill, U.S. Senator James Lankford spent more than a decade as the director of youth programming at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, a sprawling campground about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City that...

Text from Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

Jun. 24, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

The Associated Press is making available the full text of the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the nationwide right to abortion: Justice Alito delivered the opinion of the Court. Abortion presents a profound moral issue on which Americans hold sharply conflicting...

Kansas county settles discrimination lawsuit with $22K

Jun. 24, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County has agreed to pay $22,000 to a former employee to settle his racial discrimination lawsuit. David Partridge, who is biracial, sued the county last year, saying a coworker on a county work crew called him “boy” or the “colored guy” and...