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$230M settlement reached over 2015 California oil spill

May. 14, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of an oil pipeline that spewed thousands of barrels of crude oil onto Southern California beaches in 2015 has agreed to pay $230 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by fishermen and property owners, court documents show. Houston-based...

State settles with families of Holyoke Soldiers Home victims

May. 12, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has agreed to pay $56 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by the families of veterans who died or became sick after contracting COVID-19 at a state-run veterans' care center during one of the deadliest outbreaks at a long-term care facility in the U.S.,...

Lindenwood University settles COVID online classes lawsuit

May. 12, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lindenwood University in St. Charles will pay $1.65 million to nearly 6,000 students who were moved to online classes in the spring of 2020 during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The money goes to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by students who argued...

Portland settles suit over homeless sweeps, changes rules

May. 10, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland, Oregon, has settled with a group of people who sued over the way the city conducts homeless sweeps. The class-action lawsuit, filed last year, alleged city contractors were illegally discarding the personal belongings of people living...

$61 million in refunds for customers in SC nuclear debacle

May. 04, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge has approved a second round of refunds for customers of a utility that poured billions of dollars into two nuclear power plants that never produced a watt of power. About $61 million is being set aside for Dominion Energy South Carolina...

New Mexico resolves 1987 lawsuit by developmentally disabled

Apr. 28, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A legal battle aimed at providing adequate services to people with developmental disabilities in New Mexico has come to a close after more than three decades. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Thursday that a final U.S. District Court order...

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against long-term care tax

Apr. 27, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit that was filed by opponents of a mandatory payroll premium to fund Washington state’s recently delayed long-term care program, saying the court did not have jurisdiction since it was a state tax. The...

Hawaii reaches $328M deal with homelands waitlist plaintiffs

Apr. 26, 2022 22:43 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Tuesday that the state has agreed to pay $328 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by 2,700 Native Hawaiians who languished on a waitlist to receive homestead leases and suffered other harms from the mismanagement of the Hawaiian homes program....

VT governor signs bill for toxic exposure medical monitoring

Apr. 21, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill into law Thursday that will allow people exposed to toxic substances to sue the culpable facility for medical testing or procedures to monitor for diseases from the exposure. The governor's bill signing came three days...

Judge approves $34M settlement over PFOA contamination

Apr. 19, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

A federal judge has given final approval to a $34 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit against a plastics company over toxic chemical contamination of soil and groundwater in a southern Vermont community. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation will pay $26.2 million...