Latest Legal settlements News

NFL set to propose fix to race-norming in dementia testing

Oct. 20, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL is set to propose changes to the $1 billion concussion settlement on Wednesday after an outcry over test score adjustments known as “race-norming,” which make it harder for retired Black players to win dementia awards that average $500,000 or more. ...

Newspaper: Lawsuits over deadly propane blast are settled

Oct. 20, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Two lawsuits filed in the aftermath of a thunderous propane explosion in Maine that killed a firefighter and injured others have been settled. A court document filed this week indicates a lawsuit against two companies on behalf of the deceased...

A settlement in students' suit over med school vaccinations

Oct. 19, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit in which three medical students sought an exemption from a north Louisiana medical college’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements on religious grounds. In the settlement, signed Tuesday by a federal...

Facebook paying fine to settle US suit on discrimination

Oct. 19, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook is paying a $4.75 million fine and up to $9.5 million to eligible victims to resolve the Justice Department’s allegations that it discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas to fill high-paying jobs. Facebook...

3M, Alabama communities reach $98M pollution settlement

Oct. 19, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — 3M will pay $98.4 million to settle lawsuits over contamination from its chemical plant along the Tennessee River in north Alabama under an agreement announced Tuesday. The agreement, reached through court-ordered mediation with local government...

Florida school massacre families settle suit with district

Oct. 18, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of the 17 people killed in the 2018 Florida high school massacre, most of the wounded and others traumatized have reached a $25 million settlement with the Broward County school district in a lawsuit that had accused it of negligence. ...

Jackson County settles COVID-19 rules lawsuit with church

Oct. 18, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jackson County officials on Monday approved a settlement with a church that had sued over COVID-19 restrictions that it claimed discriminated against religion. The Jackson County Legislature voted Monday to approve a $146,750 payment to Abundant...

Western Washington county settles police shooting lawsuit

Oct. 16, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A western Washington county has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a man shot in the head in 2017 by a sheriff’s deputy and who died about a year later in 2018. The News Tribune reports that Pierce County...

Massachusetts Medicaid fraud case settled for $25M

Oct. 15, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A private equity firm and two former executives at a mental health provider have agreed to pay $25 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged they caused fraudulent claims to be submitted to the state's Medicaid program, the state attorney general's office said. ...

Worcester, minority residents settle voting rights lawsuit

Oct. 15, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by a coalition of Black and Latino residents of Worcester who alleged that the city's system of electing school committee members dilutes the voting power of people of color and violates federal voting laws. ...