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LA agrees to pay $5.75M settlement over Marine vet's death

Jan. 23, 2020 1:13 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city agreed Wednesday to pay $5.75 million to the parents of a Marine veteran who died after police jolted him six times with a stun gun during a 2014 confrontation. The City Council unanimously approved a lawsuit settlement for the family of Michael Frederick Mears, the Los Angeles...

Eastern Michigan pays $125,000 to settle Title IX lawsuit

Jan. 22, 2020 2:36 PM EST

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University will pay two female student athletes a combined $125,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused the university of discrimination when it eliminated their softball and tennis teams in 2018. Former EMU softball player Ariana Chretien will receive a $100,000...

Washington company settles disability discrimination claim

Jan. 22, 2020 1:06 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state construction company is expected to pay $100,000 and train employees to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement Tuesday with Diamond B Constructors Inc. and Harris Companies,...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo the company logo shines off the grille of an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Tesla will be able to sell and service its vehicles in the back yard of Detroit’s three automakers under a lawsuit settlement, a person briefed on the matter says. The settlement between the office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Tesla is likely to be announced Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, says the person who asked not to be identified because terms of the deal haven’t been made public. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Michigan lifts barriers to Tesla sales, settling lawsuit

Jan. 22, 2020 12:39 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan has cleared the way for Tesla to sell more electric vehicles in the state and get them serviced under a deal filed Wednesday that settles a lawsuit by the automaker. It won't be as simple as Tesla opening a dealership on a corner lot. But consumers at least won't have to leave...

Wyoming town settles $90K racial discrimination lawsuit

Jan. 21, 2020 7:59 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A town in Wyoming has settled a civil rights lawsuit filed by a former town employee who accused his supervisor of allegedly calling him racial slurs before firing him. The town of Evansville will pay $90,000 to former employee Roy Mestas, Casper Star-Tribune reports. Mestas' attorney...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo the company logo shines off the grille of an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Tesla will be able to sell and service its vehicles in the back yard of Detroit’s three automakers under a lawsuit settlement, a person briefed on the matter says. The settlement between the office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Tesla is likely to be announced Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, says the person who asked not to be identified because terms of the deal haven’t been made public. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Tesla can sell vehicles in Michigan under legal settlement

Jan. 21, 2020 5:33 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla will be able to sell and service its vehicles in the backyard of Detroit’s three automakers under a lawsuit settlement, a person briefed on the matter says. The deal between the state of Michigan and Tesla is likely to be announced Wednesday, said the person, who asked not to be...

FILE -This July 23, 2014, file photo, shows a state prison in Florence, Ariz. The state of Arizona has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former corrections officer who alleged his co-workers and supervisors repeatedly harassed him over his status as a transgender man. The officer, who filed the lawsuit under a pseudonym due to safety and privacy concerns, resigned in 2016 after working nearly 11 years in state prisons in Florence and Douglas. (AP Photo/File)

Arizona settles suit alleging harassment by prison officers

Jan. 20, 2020 4:31 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former corrections officer who alleged his co-workers and supervisors repeatedly harassed him over his status as a transgender man. The lawsuit, which was tentatively settled Thursday, alleged colleagues used derogatory...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. Minnesota court records show a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Prince's family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months against all defendants. Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose on April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Prince wrongful death case dismissed; estate case continues

Jan. 20, 2020 12:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Prince's family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months, suggesting family members have reached settlements with defendants including the Minnesota doctor who saw Prince in the weeks before his death and the Illinois hospital that treated him...

State of New Mexico to pay newspaper $360K for legal fees

Jan. 18, 2020 2:08 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state of New Mexico has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a weekly newspaper in Santa Fe that accused former Gov. Susana Martinez of discrimination and violating the state's public records law. Last year's $360,000 settlement to The Santa Fe Reporter became public last week...

FILE - In this July 23, 2018 file photo, a duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., is raised after it went down the evening of July 19 after a thunderstorm generated near-hurricane strength winds, killing 17 people. The owner of the tourist duck boat has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount. (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP, File)

Owner of boat that sank, killing 17, settles final lawsuit

Jan. 17, 2020 2:23 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount. Thirty-one lawsuits have been filed against Ripley Entertainment since the former World War II amphibious vehicle sank in July 2018 at...