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Victims relive trauma as Wisconsin Clergy sexual abuse grows

Nov. 17, 2019 1:05 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When she was 7, Patty Gallagher was chosen to bring the priest who served her parish and school in Monona, Wisconsin, his daily milk. The Rev. Lawrence Trainor was practically a member of the family. He came over for dinner and visited the family cottage. Trainor, a priest at...

Walmart alters disability reassignment policy to settle suit

Nov. 16, 2019 2:02 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Walmart has agreed to change its national policy for reassigning disabled workers to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Maine. The settlement requires Walmart to offer disabled workers a vacant position in up to five nearby stores instead...

Boeing settles several more lawsuits over Max plane crashes

Nov. 15, 2019 7:01 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing is settling a few more of the roughly 150 lawsuits filed by families of passengers killed in two crashes of the 737 Max jet. A Seattle law firm said Friday it settled four of the 46 cases it’s handling for families of passengers who were on board a Lion Air Max that crashed off...

The Latest: Sutter to pay $45M for kickbacks, overbilling

Nov. 15, 2019 5:46 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a settlement between Sutter Health and the federal government (all times local): 12:00 p.m. The Department of Justice says Sutter Health has agreed to pay more than $45 million to settle a lawsuit by the federal government that it payed doctors in exchange for...

Sutter Health to pay $45M for kickback, Medicare violations

Nov. 15, 2019 4:13 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sutter Health agreed to pay more than $45 million to settle a lawsuit that accused it of paying doctors in exchange for patient referrals and resolve other violations, federal officials said Friday. The company agreed to pay $30.5 to settle a 2014 lawsuit filed by the government...

Man abused by teacher settles lawsuit with school district

Nov. 15, 2019 1:23 PM EST

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia school district has settled a lawsuit with a man who says he was sexually abused by a teacher and fathered four of her children. The Intelligencer reports Ohio County Schools settled with Christopher Birch on Thursday. The April lawsuit said Bridge Street Middle...

Missouri police officer agrees to mediation after $20M award

Nov. 15, 2019 11:29 AM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County police officer has agreed to mediation to reach a settlement and avoid court appeals, weeks after a jury awarded him $20 million to resolve his lawsuit alleging he suffered discrimination because he is gay. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that both sides...

Nearly 30 Kansas counties, cities take on opioid industry

Nov. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — More than two dozen cities and counties across Kansas have sued the opioid industry, from a small town with a population of 150 near the Colorado border to the state's most populous county at its opposite end. More may still file suits, legal experts say. And those that don't could get...

Settlement reached in case of fatal Wyoming trench collapse

Nov. 14, 2019 11:17 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming developer and representatives of two men who died on his property have reached a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Wednesday that the terms of the settlement involving developer Jamie Mackay were filed under seal in Teton...

Mississippi tax official, ex-employee settle harassment suit

Nov. 14, 2019 6:54 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former Mississippi employee against a county tax collector has been settled. The Clarion-Ledger reported Wednesday that the suit against Hinds County Tax Collector Eddie Fair was settled by the county for $100,000 late last month. A county...