Latest Legal settlements News

Lawsuit accusing ex-bishop of drunken sexual assault settled

Aug. 21, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit accusing the former bishop of West Virginia's Roman Catholic diocese of molesting boys and men has been settled. Wheeling-Charleston Diocese spokesman Tim Bishop said in a statement the terms of the settlement are confidential. A former personal altar server sued ex-Bishop...

$248 million settlement reached with Chinese drywall maker

Aug. 21, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A proposed $248 million settlement has been filed in a decade-old federal court case over defective Chinese drywall blamed for damaging home appliances and sickening residents. The proposed settlement between property owners and Taishan Gypsum Co. was filed in U.S. District Court in New...

$385k settlement reached in St. Louis park injury case

Aug. 21, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis has agreed to pay $385,000 to settle a lawsuit with the family of a girl who was smashed by a 200-pound (90 kilogram) racquetball door that was left off its hinges at a city park. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Michael Mullen approved the...

Suit alleges security guards had sex with Illinois students

Aug. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges two security guards who worked at a public high school in suburban Chicago had sex with female students, and the school failed to adequately protect girls from purported predators. The 22-page suit says school officials knew or should have known the...

2 drug companies settle with counties in opioid-crisis suit

Aug. 20, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

Two pharmaceutical companies have reached settlements totaling $15 million to avoid being defendants in the first federal trial on the drug industry's accountability for a nationwide opioid crisis. Dublin, Ireland-based Endo Pharmaceuticals announced Tuesday that it has agreed to pay the Ohio counties of Cuyahoga...

The Latest: 2nd company settles with counties in opioid suit

Aug. 20, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on litigation over opioids (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A second drugmaker has agreed to settle lawsuits brought by two Ohio counties over the opioid crisis. Frank Gallucci, a lawyer for Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County, told Cleveland.com and other media outlets that Allergan...

Proposed settlement in lawsuit over Rams merchandise gets OK

Aug. 20, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A proposed settlement would give St. Louis Rams fans a 25% refund on years of tickets and merchandise they bought before the team announced it was moving to Los Angeles. If approved, the settlement would end a class-action lawsuit that claimed fans would not have purchased Rams-related...

'Codfather' settlement means magnate will never fish again

Aug. 19, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

A fishing magnate known as the Codfather will never be allowed to return to U.S. fisheries, the federal government said Monday in announcing it has settled its civil case against a man whose arrest for shirking quotas and smuggling profits overseas shocked the East Coast industry. The settlement with Carlos...

Parents of 2 killed during police chase settle lawsuit

Aug. 19, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

PEVELY, Mo. (AP) — The parents or two men killed during a police chase in 2014 have settled lawsuits against the city of Pevely for a total of $347,500. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a federal judge approved the settlement Monday. Toya Steed, mother of 21-year-old Lavoy Savalas Steed, will receive...

Claims: Migrant children molested in U.S.-funded foster care

Aug. 16, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ___ Dozens of families separated at the border as part of the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy...