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Managed care firm and Mississippi reach lawsuit settlement

Jun. 14, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A managed care company has agreed to pay Mississippi $55.5 million to settle a lawsuit that accused one of its subsidiaries of overcharging the state's Medicaid program for pharmacy benefits management. Attorney General Lynn Fitch and Auditor Shad...

Centene settles Ohio suit alleging Medicaid fraud for $88M

Jun. 14, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Centene Corp. has agreed to pay Ohio $88.3 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the pharmacy benefit manager overbilled the state's Medicaid department for pharmacy services it provided, the state's top lawyer announced Monday. Republican Attorney...

5 lawsuits from Hoboken train crash settled for $8 million

Jun. 14, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

More than $8 million has been paid to settle five lawsuits stemming from the deadly crash of a New Jersey Transit train in 2016, including one filed by the family of a woman who was killed. Attorneys representing Fabiola Bittar de Kroon and four other plaintiffs who had...

Mesa to settle with parents whose son was killed by officer

Jun. 12, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The parents of a Texas man fatally shot five years ago by a Mesa police officer at an Arizona hotel has agreed to settle their legal claims against the city over their son’s death. The Arizona Republic reports that the city has declined to reveal how...

Forks pays $333,000 to family of man shot, killed by police

Jun. 12, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

FORKS, Wash. (AP) — The City of Forks has paid $333,000 to settle a civil-rights lawsuit filed by relatives of a man who was shot and killed by police in 2016 after an officer allegedly escalated a welfare check into a deadly confrontation. The lawsuit filed by the...

Six Flags park settling lawsuit over fingerprints for $36M

Jun. 11, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Six Flags Great America has settled a class-action lawsuit by agreeing to pay $36 million over the use of fingerprint scanners at its Illinois theme park. Pass holders and others who visited the Gurnee park between October 2013 and Dec. 31, 2018...

$4.5 million accepted by family of man killed by police

Jun. 11, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The children of a Black man killed by police in Louisiana’s capital city five years ago have accepted a $4.5 million settlement from the local government, the man's family and the city's mayor said Friday. Alton Sterling’s 2016 shooting by a...

Copyright holder settles lawsuit with LOVE artist's estate

Jun. 11, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The estate of pop artist Robert Indiana has reached a settlement that keeps intact a longstanding relationship with Morgan Art Foundation, which holds the copyright for his iconic 1960s “LOVE” series, to promote and preserve his work, officials said Friday. ...

$350,000 settlement offered in police takedown of wrong man

Jun. 11, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Officials of a Georgia city have offered a $350,000 legal settlement to a Black man injured last year when a police officer violently slammed him in the ground, later saying he mistakenly believed the man had an outstanding arrest warrant. The...

Lawsuit over sexual misconduct reporting in jails settled

Jun. 11, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York state officials have agreed to settle a lawsuit that accused the Erie County Sheriff’s Office of improperly responding to reports of sexual misconduct involving staff and inmates at the county jails, Attorney General Letitia James said Friday. ...