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Denver settles with United pilot in indecent exposure case

Nov. 11, 2019 3:25 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The city of Denver has agreed to pay $300,000 to a United Airlines pilot who was arrested on an indecent exposure charge that was later dismissed by a judge. KMGH-TV reports that Andrew Collins' attorney, Craig Silverman, announced the settlement on Monday. Collins was arrested in September...

Inmate who spent 4 years in solitary gets $425K settlement

Nov. 10, 2019 1:29 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana inmate who says he spent four years in solitary confinement will receive a $425,000 settlement. The Indianapolis Star cites an October settlement between the state and Jay Vermillion, who's serving time for murder and other crimes. State law says the maximum allowable...

Allegiant settles with union; pilots blocked from striking

Nov. 9, 2019 4:13 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Allegiant Air has settled a lawsuit against the Teamsters with union pilots agreeing not to strike over changes in the airline's crew-scheduling system. A federal magistrate judge in Las Vegas signed an order Friday that ends the case and makes permanent an injunction against a strike or...

Maryland lawmaker: Bills considered to resolve HBCU case

Nov. 8, 2019 5:54 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — If a federal lawsuit isn't settled by January over program disparities between four historically black colleges and traditionally white colleges, Maryland lawmakers are considering legislation to resolve it themselves, one legislator said Friday. Del. Charles Sydnor, a Baltimore...

Judge fines Trump $2 million for misusing charity foundation

Nov. 8, 2019 11:23 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge Thursday ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million to an array of charities as a fine for misusing his own charitable foundation to further his political and business interests. New York state Judge Saliann Scarpulla imposed the penalty after the president admitted to a...

Woman charged for being topless wins $50K settlement

Nov. 8, 2019 10:51 AM EST

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman charged with indecent exposure for playing Frisbee topless has won a $50,000 settlement in the wake of a federal appeals court ruling. The Loveland Reporter-Herald reported that the settlement of 20-year-old Effie Krokos's lawsuit took effect Thursday. Krokos said...

Hospital settles with doctor critical of concurrent surgery

Nov. 8, 2019 9:32 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for an orthopedic surgeon says Massachusetts General Hospital has agreed to pay $13 million to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit. The Boston Globe reports Dr. Dennis Burke's lawyer disclosed the settlement terms Thursday, which included offering Burke his job back and naming a...

$300K settlement reached over jail suicide attempt death

Nov. 8, 2019 8:49 AM EST

TROY, Mo. (AP) — The mother of a man who died after a suicide attempt at an eastern Missouri jail has settled a lawsuit for $300,000. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a federal judge approved the settlement Thursday. The suit says Mark Jaconski told a Lincoln County corrections officer that he was...

Lincoln woman gets jail time, probation in tax case

Nov. 8, 2019 8:47 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln woman who'd settled allegations that she'd cheated customers of her clothing businesses has been given jail time and probation on tax charges. Lancaster County District Court records say 39-year-old Andrea Christensen was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in jail and two years of...

Prison nurse accused of starving inmate faces discipline

Nov. 7, 2019 5:47 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Board of Nursing has proposed suspending the license of a nurse practitioner accused of basically starving an inmate who collapsed and later won a $1.5 million settlement from the state. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the agency plans to impose a 90-day suspension...