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Ex-Florida gov candidate Gillum fined in ethics case

Apr. 24, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum agreed Wednesday to pay a $5,000 fine to settle an ethics complaint that he violated civil law by accepting gifts from lobbyists, ending a lengthy investigation that hampered his campaign. The settlement was announced just as Gillum, a...

Boy Scouts could be hit with more sex abuse claims

Apr. 24, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyers' ads on the internet aggressively seeking clients to file sexual abuse lawsuits give a taste of what lies ahead this year for the Boy Scouts of America: potentially the most fateful chapter in its 109-year history. Sexual abuse settlements have already strained the Boy Scouts'...

Jeweler, Sarah Jessica Parker settle breach-of-contract suit

Apr. 24, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Jessica Parker and a British jeweler have settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the actress. Kat Florence Design sued Parker, arguing that she had agreed to promote a collaborative jewelry line of diamonds and other gems for a fee of $7.5 million but failed to live up to the...

The Latest: Ex-Florida candidate Gillum accepts ethics fine

Apr. 24, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the ethics case against Andrew Gillum (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine to settle an ethics complaint that he violated civil law by accepting a gift from a lobbyist. The state Ethics Commission...

NYC reaches $1 million settlement with toxicologist

Apr. 23, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to pay $1 million to a toxicologist who says she was forced from her job in 2015 after raising questions about a type of DNA testing. Marina Stajic advocated for more transparency about "low copy number" DNA testing, used when only tiny amounts of DNA can be...

Conference set in ex-Oklahoma inmate's lawsuit over erection

Apr. 23, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma inmate who filed a $5 million lawsuit accusing jail authorities of refusing him treatment for a painful erection that lasted four days might be about to settle. Court records show a settlement conference is set for May 7 in the lawsuit filed by 33-year-old Dustin...

Hospital settles 3 lawsuits in excessive dose claims

Apr. 23, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio hospital system where an intensive care doctor is accused of ordering excessive doses of painkillers for dozens of patients who died is settling three resulting wrongful-death cases, while 24 more lawsuits are pending. The family of 78-year-old Lora Stone reached a $250,000...

Settlement allows Minnesota boys to dance competitively

Apr. 23, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota boys will be allowed to compete alongside girls on high school dance teams starting the next school year, following the settlement of a lawsuit against the Minnesota State High School League that claimed sexual discrimination. The league said in a statement last week that the...

North Dakota, Dakota Access developer settle land dispute

Apr. 18, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota and the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline settled a lawsuit over the Texas company's ownership of ranchland in the Plains state where corporations aren't allowed in the farming industry. The deal awaiting a judge's approval involves a business structure that...

Man settles with rafting center over daughter's amoeba death

Apr. 18, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The father of an Ohio woman who died after being exposed to a rare brain-eating amoeba at a North Carolina whitewater rafting center has settled a wrongful-death complaint. The Columbus Dispatch reports a federal lawsuit in Lauren Seitz's death was settled Tuesday in Charlotte, North...