Latest Legal settlements News

Attorney paying ex-casino mogul Steve Wynn defamation claim

May. 24, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn has accepted an undisclosed financial settlement to end his federal defamation lawsuit against a well-known attorney who represented a dancer who she said accused Wynn of sexual harassment and retaliation. Los Angeles...

UCLA to pay record of nearly $700M in doctor abuse lawsuits

May. 24, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California system announced Tuesday it will pay nearly $375 million to more than 300 women who said they were sexually abused by a UCLA gynecologist, bringing a record amount in total payouts by a public university in a wave of sexual misconduct scandals by...

Ohioans got short shrift as political map fight dragged on

May. 24, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Accusations have flown for months over who's to blame for Ohio's protracted redistricting predicament — a mess of a political mapmaking fight that's left the state without settled political maps and voters without a day for electing party nominees to Statehouse seats. ...

Judge: Surfside collapse property owners bumped up to $96M

May. 24, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

Homeowners with condos in the Florida building that collapsed and killed 98 people nearly a year ago but whose families suffered no loss of life will share at least $96 million from a court settlement, a judge said Tuesday. That is in addition to the payout of about $1 billion to be...

Ford pays $19M to settle claims on fuel economy, payload

May. 24, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ford Motor Company on Tuesday settled claims by 40 U.S. state attorneys general that the company made misleading claims about the fuel economy and payload capacity of some of its vehicles, violating state consumer protection laws. The company agreed to pay...

Kansas City OKs settlement in arrests during 2020 protests

May. 20, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City officials have approved a new ordinance that clarifies when people may witness or record police officers' actions without being arrested. The Kansas City Council on Thursday approved the ordinance to settle a federal lawsuit filed by three women...

Assistant chief gets $162K to settle discrimination lawsuit

May. 19, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The city of St. Louis will pay a St. Louis assistant police chief nearly $162,000 to settle his federal discrimination lawsuit in which he alleged he was passed over for the city’s top police job because he is white. Lt. Col. Lawrence O’Toole will also retire...

Feds: National Guard members on state duty can join unions

May. 18, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Department of Justice has given the green light to National Guard members on active duty for their states to join labor unions, despite a U.S. law that makes it a felony for military personnel on active federal duty to unionize. The department on Tuesday...

Bill Cosby lawyers cry foul as civil sex assault trial looms

May. 17, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — With jury selection less than a week away, attorneys scrambled to deal with shifting evidence Tuesday in Bill Cosby’s civil trial over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at the Playboy mansion nearly 50 years ago. Plaintiff Judy...

Fort Wayne pays $100K to settle lawsuit with 12 protesters

May. 17, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The city of Fort Wayne has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit with 12 people who claimed their constitutional rights were violated during protests two years ago, a report Tuesday said. The city provided details of the settlement to The Journal...