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Settlement reached in wrongful death suit against deputy

Jan. 18, 2019 4:43 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The family of a California man killed by a sheriff's deputy in 2016 is set to receive a $7 million settlement from Sacramento County. The Jan. 11 settlement relates to officer James Spurgeon's killing of Chad Irwin outside his home in the Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights, the...

Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

Jan. 18, 2019 1:56 PM EST

The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation's opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense. The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case asserted that family...

Law firm tied to Manafort reaches $4.6 million settlement

Jan. 17, 2019 6:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A law firm tied to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's Ukrainian consulting work has agreed to pay more than $4.6 million and publicly acknowledge that it failed to report its work for a foreign government, the Justice Department said Thursday. The civil settlement with...

Guam Catholic Church enters bankruptcy amid sex abuse claims

Jan. 15, 2019 9:07 PM EST

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam's Catholic Church filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, a move that will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of child sexual abuse lawsuits and enter settlement negotiations. Ford Elsaesser, an attorney representing the church, said the Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition was...

Mother settles wrongful death police shooting suit for $2.3M

Jan. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EST

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The mother of a suburban Kansas City teenager who was fatally shot by police as he backed a minivan out of his family's garage has reached a $2.3 million settlement with the city. In the settlement, the city of Overland Park, Kansas, makes no admission of wrongdoing in the...

William Hill settles suit against FanDuel over betting guide

Jan. 14, 2019 9:30 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bookmaker William Hill has settled its lawsuit alleging that rival FanDuel copied its "how to bet" guide virtually word for word, and will use part of the money to fund creative writing classes. William Hill CEO Joe Asher won't say how much his company is receiving from FanDuel,...

Settlements reached in sex harassment cases against sheriff

Jan. 11, 2019 10:26 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff accused of sexually harassing three top women in his department has settled their lawsuits, with the terms and details kept secret as he's running for re-election. How much taxpayer money the Hinds County Board of Supervisors must spend to keep their cases from...

$65.5M au pair deal would be divided up under formula

Jan. 10, 2019 7:05 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A proposed $65.5 million settlement for low-paid child care workers from around the world would be divided up under a formula after a judge decides whether the agreement is fair, a conclusion that could take several months to reach. The deal, filed in Denver federal court Wednesday , covers...

SEC, Wells Fargo ink 38 Studios settlement, will be delayed

Jan. 10, 2019 6:16 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission and Wells Fargo Securities said in a joint court filing Thursday that they have agreed in principle to settle a lawsuit over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's videogame company. But the...

Judge approves settlement in St. Joseph police shooting

Jan. 10, 2019 5:43 PM EST

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a settlement of a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who was fatally shot by St. Joseph police in 2017. Under a settlement approved Thursday, the parents of 27-year-old Jacob Fanning will each receive about $13,900. Fanning's two minor children will...