Latest Legal settlements News

Hearing may settle use-of-force experts at Rittenhouse trial

Oct. 24, 2021 23:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge may decide at a hearing Monday whether use-of-force experts can testify at Kyle Rittenhouse's trial for shooting three people during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin last year. The hearing is likely the last before...

California city pays $500K to stroke victim arrested for DUI

Oct. 21, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California city will pay $500,000 to settle a lawsuit by a woman arrested for driving under the influence when she was actually having a stroke. The settlement ends a long legal battle over the arrest of Robin Winger, who was...

Pet hospital to pay $43K to settle sex harassment suit

Oct. 21, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland veterinary services provider Hannah Pet Hospital will pay over $43,000 to a former pet nurse to settle a federal sexual harassment lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Hannah last fall on behalf of a nurse at...

NFL, players agree to end 'race-norming' in $1B settlement

Oct. 21, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL and lawyers for thousands of retired NFL players have reached an agreement to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing in the $1 billion settlement of concussion claims, according to a proposed deal filed Wednesday in federal court. The...

Restaurateur whose business was raided by sheriff gets $5M

Oct. 20, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County officials approved a settlement Wednesday with a restaurant owner in metro Phoenix who claimed in a lawsuit that then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office had defamed him and violated his rights about seven years ago when investigating whether employees at his...

Kansas City police shooting leads to $100,000 settlement

Oct. 20, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City will pay a $100,000 settlement to the family who sued after a toddler was injured in the foot when an officer fired several rounds at their car. The shooting occurred in August 2015 when officer Terrence Brown was pursuing a car that...

Newspaper: Lawsuits over deadly propane blast are settled

Oct. 20, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Two lawsuits filed in the aftermath of a thunderous propane explosion in Maine that killed a firefighter and injured others have been settled. A court document filed this week indicates a lawsuit against two companies on behalf of the deceased...

A settlement in students' suit over med school vaccinations

Oct. 19, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit in which three medical students sought an exemption from a north Louisiana medical college’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements on religious grounds. In the settlement, signed Tuesday by a federal...

Facebook paying fine to settle US suit on discrimination

Oct. 19, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook is paying a $4.75 million fine and up to $9.5 million to eligible victims to resolve the Justice Department’s allegations that it discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas to fill high-paying jobs. Facebook...

3M, Alabama communities reach $98M pollution settlement

Oct. 19, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — 3M will pay $98.4 million to settle lawsuits over contamination from its chemical plant along the Tennessee River in north Alabama under an agreement announced Tuesday. The agreement, reached through court-ordered mediation with local government...