Latest Legal settlements News

Potential settlement in lawsuit against Kansas City police

Jan. 18, 2022 17:57 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police on Tuesday agreed to pay $110,000 to settle a lawsuit that was filed by a teenage girl who was hit in the eyes with pepper spray during a demonstration in 2020. The lawsuit accused three officers of assault and two of them with battery...

Settlement fund proposed for youth center sex abuse victims

Jan. 18, 2022 17:02 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire would create a $100 million fund to settle claims of child sex abuse at its state-run youth detention center under a bipartisan bill that lawyers for the victims call offensive. Ten former workers at the Youth Development Center in Manchester and...

Judge denies jailed attorney's request to reduce $7M bail

Jan. 18, 2022 15:16 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge refused on Tuesday to lower the $7 million bail for prominent South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh, who is charged with stealing millions of dollars from vulnerable clients. Murdaugh's lawyers had unsuccessfully argued that the high amount was like no...

Environment groups, company settle lawsuit over landfill

Jan. 14, 2022 12:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Two environmental groups have settled a federal lawsuit with a waste management company over allegations the company’s landfill in New Hampshire leaked toxic chemicals into a nearby river. Under the settlement reached this week, Casella Waste Systems and its...

Navient settlement: Indebted student borrowers to benefit

Jan. 13, 2022 19:40 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people who took out student loans over the past 20 years could see their loans canceled or receive a small check as part of a nationwide settlement with Navient, a major student loan collecting company, over allegations of abusive lending practices. ...

Ex-homeless shelter head agrees to pay $6M settlement

Jan. 13, 2022 14:52 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former head of a publicly funded nonprofit that runs homeless shelters in Massachusetts has agreed to pay $6 million to settle allegations that he funneled state money to himself by renting properties he owned to the shelter at inflated rates, the state attorney general's office...

Washington AG: $45M settlement with student loan company

Jan. 13, 2022 13:38 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says a major student loan servicer will provide about $45 million in debt relief and restitution to settle the state's lawsuit that alleged it deceived loan seekers and engaged in unfair practices. It’s part of...

EXPLAINER: What's next in Prince Andrew sex abuse lawsuit?

Jan. 12, 2022 16:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge's ruling against Prince Andrew in a sexual abuse lawsuit Wednesday was bad news for the British royal. But it doesn't say much about whether his accuser, Virginia Giuffre, will ultimately prevail in her civil suit, or even substantially increase the likelihood the case...

Giuffre's Prince Andrew suit goes ahead despite Epstein deal

Jan. 12, 2022 16:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has — for now — refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Britain’s Prince Andrew by an American woman who says he sexually abused her when she was 17. Stressing Wednesday that he wasn’t ruling on the truth of the allegations, U.S. District Judge Lewis A....

Iowa board votes to settle 2 sexual harassment lawsuits

Jan. 11, 2022 19:48 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state panel on Tuesday approved settlements of two sexual harassment lawsuits filed by employees who alleged they were mistreated at work. The State Appeal Board approved a $962,500 settlement with Jennifer Jackson, who alleged in a February 2020 lawsuit...