Latest Legal settlements News

Resort, family settle lawsuit over electric shock incident

Dec. 5, 2019 5:36 PM EST

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the family of a girl who suffered a brain injury af ter she was shocked by an electrified handrail at a reso rt near the nation's capital has been resolved. The Washington Post reports that court filings submitted in November in Maryland's Prince George's...

State will pay $10M to mental health providers after suit

Dec. 5, 2019 4:41 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will pay out $10 million to resolve the last remaining lawsuits over a shake-up of its behavioral health system in 2013 under the prior administration of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. Disclosed Wednesday by the Human Services Department, the settlement locks in payments...

Georgia college pays $145,000 to settle anthem protest case

Dec. 5, 2019 1:41 PM EST

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Kennesaw State University's decision to remove its cheerleaders from the field after they protested police brutality during the national anthem has cost Georgia taxpayers $145,000 in a legal settlement. Former KSU cheerleader Tommia Dean settled her lawsuit and will get $93,000 of the...

LA to pay $4M to woman whose car plunged into sinkhole

Dec. 4, 2019 9:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles will pay $4 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a woman who was injured when her car plunged into a sinkhole nearly three years ago. The Los Angeles Times reports the City Council agreed to the settlement on Wednesday. Stephanie Scott said in her lawsuit that she suffered...

PG&E urges judge to approve key settlement, faces resistance

Dec. 4, 2019 7:43 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric on Wednesday urged a federal bankruptcy judge to approve a key insurance settlement as it struggles to regain its financial footing and cover at least $20 billion in losses stemming from catastrophic wildfires in California tied to its equipment. The nation's...

Minnesota sues e-cigarette maker Juul over youth vaping rise

Dec. 4, 2019 5:51 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison sued Juul Labs on Wednesday, accusing the e-cigarette maker of unlawfully targeting young people with its products to get a new generation addicted to nicotine. The lawsuit filed in Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis seeks to force...

Chiefs' McCoy reaches settlement in suit filed by ex

Dec. 4, 2019 4:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy and his former girlfriend have reached a settlement in a lawsuit she filed against him, court records show. Delicia Cordon filed the lawsuit last year accusing McCoy of failing to protect her from a violent July 2018 home invasion at a home he...

California recovers $23M from auto parts makers' bid rigging

Dec. 4, 2019 4:33 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has recovered more than $23 million from settlements with 52 automobile parts manufacturers for illegal bid rigging that jacked up consumer costs, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Wednesday. The parts makers suppressed competition by conspiring to fix prices...

Vermont city settles with ACLU client over homeless policy

Dec. 4, 2019 2:51 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the city of Burlington have settled a federal lawsuit over the city’s policy of confiscating and destroying the property of homeless residents, the two sides said Wednesday. In the settlement on behalf of ACLU...

Children of Casey Kasem settle lawsuit with widow over death

Dec. 3, 2019 6:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family members of radio personality Casey Kasem have settled dueling lawsuits alleging that the longtime “American Top 40" host was badly mistreated before his death in 2014. The two sides filed a joint request Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court to dismiss a wrongful death...