Latest Legal settlements News

$71M fund set up for victims of NY doctor charged with abuse

Dec. 01, 2021 19:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital announced a settlement Wednesday with 79 women who say they were abused by former gynecologist Robert Hadden, who faces federal criminal charges of sexually abusing patients over nearly two decades. ...

Cleric lawsuits seek to limit governor's emergency powers

Dec. 01, 2021 17:36 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Two Delaware pastors are asking a court to issue a permanent injunction prohibiting Democratic Gov. John Carney and his successors from exercising emergency powers that would restrict religious gatherings and practices. In separate Chancery Court...

Wife of injured Wichita officer settles with dealership

Dec. 01, 2021 09:42 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against a Wichita car dealership by the wife of a police officer injured when he was run over by a sport utility vehicle from the business has been settled for an undisclosed amount. Officer Brian Arterburn was critically injured in...

Seattle to pay $3.5M to settle police wrongful-death suit

Nov. 30, 2021 23:13 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The city of Seattle will pay $3.5 million to settle a wrongful-death civil lawsuit filed on behalf of the children of a pregnant Black woman who was fatally shot by two white Seattle police officers in 2017. Karen Koehler, a Seattle attorney who...

States: Sackler family members abusing bankruptcy process

Nov. 30, 2021 16:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge should reject a sweeping settlement to thousands of lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, a group of states said at a hearing Tuesday, arguing that the protections it extends to members of the Sackler family who own the firm are improper. ...

Customers would get refunds under settlement of utility case

Nov. 30, 2021 13:13 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A proposed $10 million settlement of a class-action racketeering lawsuit against a water and wastewater utility in Pinal County would provide refunds to customers. A Nov. 19 motion filed on behalf of Johnson Utilities and various co-defendants...

Settlement: Old toxic cables to be removed from Lake Tahoe

Nov. 25, 2021 15:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — AT&T’s Pac Bell subsidiary has settled a lawsuit conservationists filed under a U.S. law more typically cited in Superfund cases, agreeing to spend up to $1.5 million to remove 8 miles (12.9 kilometers) of toxic telephone cables that were abandoned on the bottom of...

Suit settled over treatment of students with disabilities

Nov. 25, 2021 08:34 AM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest school district has reached a settlement with parents and advocacy groups over the treatment of students with disabilities. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the settlement effectively ends more than two years of...

King County to pay $1.25M to man assaulted in jail

Nov. 24, 2021 17:38 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — King County has agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a formerly jailed man who was beaten in his sleep by a man who was placed into general population despite being in what a doctor described as a “meth-fueled rampage.” The Seattle...

$790M settlement in lawsuit over Rams’ St. Louis departure

Nov. 24, 2021 14:50 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The NFL and Rams owner Stan Kroenke will pay $790 million to settle a lawsuit filed by St. Louis interests over the team's relocation to Los Angeles, a joint statement from St. Louis city and county said Wednesday. No details of the settlement were...