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Weinstein reaches tentative $25M deal with accusers

Dec. 11, 2019 8:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A tentative $25 million settlement revealed Wednesday to end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against Harvey Weinstein and his former film studio's board was praised by a plaintiff and some lawyers but criticized by others who say those who opt out are punished. Louisette...

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...

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...

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...

Lottery group agreed to pay $1.5M more to jackpot winner

Dec. 6, 2019 5:08 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A national lottery group agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by an Iowa man who claimed that a $9 million jackpot he won in 2011 would have been bigger if the previous one hadn't been fixed by an insider. An email released Friday shows that the Multi-State Lottery...

Iowa worker who took bathroom photos may have many victims

Dec. 6, 2019 2:43 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A settlement between the state of Iowa and three of its Department of Revenue workers whose genitals were secretly photographed by a male colleague while they were going to the bathroom won't bring the matter to a close, as files found on the fired employee's work computer show he...

Reporter freed from immigration custody settles lawsuits

Dec. 6, 2019 11:40 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Spanish-language reporter who spent 15 months in immigration detention following his arrest during a protest has reached a legal settlement in a lawsuit against two governments in Memphis, Tennessee. The Commercial Appeal reports that the Shelby County government has paid Manuel...

UNC students march, protest Confederate statue settlement

Dec. 6, 2019 8:21 AM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Protesters at the Un iversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill marched to an administration building to criticize a legal settlement that will turn a toppled Confederate statue over to a group of Confederate descendants. A judge approved the settlement last week in response to a...