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Las Vegas family awarded $29.5M in allergic reaction case

Apr. 10, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury has awarded $29.5 million to the family of a woman who was left brain damaged after being treated for a severe allergic reaction by an ambulance service in Las Vegas in 2013. Then-27-year-old Chantel Giacalone went into anaphylactic shock after...

Church official warns of financial flood due to abuse claims

Apr. 10, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A top official with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe says a financial flood from clergy sex abuse claims is coming and a settlement would serve as the dam to prevent devastation to parishes across northern New Mexico. A letter from the Rev. Glennon...

Cincinnati to settle suit in death of student who called 911

Apr. 09, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati has agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a 16-year-old student who died three years ago after being accidentally trapped in a van and calling 911 twice. City officials announced Friday it would pay $6 million to...

OJ Simpson, Las Vegas Strip hotel settle defamation case

Apr. 08, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson and a Las Vegas hotel-casino have settled a lawsuit alleging that unnamed employees defamed Simpson by telling a celebrity news site he had been banned from the property in November 2017 for being drunk and disruptive. Simpson’s attorney,...

NJ settles misconduct claims with women inmates for $21M

Apr. 08, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey and women incarcerated in the state's only women's prison have reached a nearly $21 million settlement over longstanding allegations of abuse and harassment at the facility, embattled Corrections Commissioner Marcus Hicks told lawmakers on Thursday during a...

Ohio city to pay couple $450K to settle police abuse lawsuit

Apr. 08, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland suburb has agreed to pay a couple $450,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed after a dashcam video recorded a white officer repeatedly punching a Black man during a routine traffic stop. Attorneys for the city of Euclid agreed...

Seattle nursing home to pay $8M in sexual assault lawsuit

Apr. 08, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle nursing home’s insurer has agreed to pay $8 million to settle a lawsuit brought on behalf of a disabled woman who was sexually assaulted while in the facility’s care. Foss Home and Village agreed to settle the 2019 lawsuit claiming the...

LA to pay $1.6M to settle suits alleging police wrongdoing

Apr. 07, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles will pay nearly $1.6 million to settle three lawsuits involving alleged wrongdoing by the city's police department, a newspaper reported. The City Council voted 12-1 Wednesday to approve the payouts, which include $1.15 million for the...

Family of Wisconsin veteran settles wrongful death lawsuit

Apr. 07, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The federal government has agreed to pay $1 million to the children of an Army veteran who froze to death after he was discharged from a Veterans Affairs hospital in Wisconsin. The family of Vance Perry filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the...

San Diego County agrees to pay $3.5M over 2018 jail death

Apr. 05, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County will pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a mentally ill man who died after deputies tried to forcefully remove him from a jail holding cell, a newspaper reported Monday. The Union-Tribune said it's the largest...