Latest Legal settlements News

2 vaping companies settle LA suit, won't sell to minors

Sep. 20, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two vaping companies have agreed not to promote their products to minors under a settlement with Los Angeles prosecutors. The city attorney's office announced a lawsuit settlement Friday with NEwhere Inc. and VapeCo Distribution LLC. The LA-based companies also will pay $350,000 in...

Family of woman killed dashing across road settles for $305K

Sep. 20, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The family of a 31-year-old woman who died after she tried to run across U.S. 26 at night has agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit in exchange for $305,000 from the two drivers who struck her. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the family of Savannah Munden was scheduled to go to...

Mississippi sheriff sets policies amid racial profiling suit

Sep. 19, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A county in south Mississippi has settled a racial profiling lawsuit and its sheriff's department is setting new policies that limit officers' use of race or national origin as a reason to stop and question people, attorneys say. A family with Latino and Native American background...

APNewsBreak: Age-bias claims cost Pennsylvania $225K

Sep. 19, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Eighteen agents who investigate violent gun crimes for the Pennsylvania attorney general's office each cashed $12,500 taxpayer-funded checks last year to settle claims they had been subject to harassment because of their age, The Associated Press has learned. The agency this week...

Portland settles age discrimination lawsuit

Sep. 19, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two former airport maintenance workers who sued the city of Portland, Maine, over alleged age discrimination have reached a settlement agreement. The Portland Press Herald reports Robert Lang and Stephen Congdon said they were forced out of their jobs at the Portland International...

Purdue Pharma asks judge to stop lawsuits against Sacklers

Sep. 18, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma on Wednesday asked a bankruptcy court judge to halt all lawsuits against the company and its former directors, including members of the Sackler family, which owns the company. The request is a standard ask for a company that's filed for bankruptcy , as Purdue did this week in an...

After lawsuit deal, Tupelo officer is promoted, then retires

Sep. 18, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police officer received a promotion and is retiring after she and a city agreed to settle a discrimination lawsuit she filed. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Tiffany Gilleylen was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant in the Tupelo Police Department. Tupelo...

New Mexico joins opioids settlement with Purdue

Sep. 18, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state prosecutors have reversed course to join in a tentative financial settlement over the role that OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis. Attorney general's office spokesman Matt Baca said Wednesday in an email that participating in...

Pitino settles with Louisville, ready for 'new chapter'

Sep. 18, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fiercely competitive coach on the court, Rick Pitino didn't want to fight in one anymore. So the University of Louisville Athletic Association and Pitino settled lawsuits stemming from his departure from the school, with the former men's basketball coach's personnel file changing...

City of Reno settling sex harassment lawsuit for $300,000

Sep. 18, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A lawyer for two women who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city of Reno says they have agreed to settle the case for $300,000. The settlement was reached late last week but must be approved by the city council during a public meeting Sept. 23, The Reno Gazette Journal...