Latest Legal settlements News

Repercussions over UNC's "Silent Sam" statue deal continue

Dec. 13, 2019 5:29 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Critics on Friday pushed back against a deal to protect a Civil War statue that once stood on the University of North Carolina's flagship campus and give $2.5 million to a neo-Confederate organization, as a civil rights group objected to it in court and a foundation withdrew a grant....

US Steel agrees to pay $8.5M to settle air pollution lawsuit

Dec. 13, 2019 5:13 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Steel Corp. has agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle a 2017 class-action lawsuit that accused the steelmaker of negligence in allowing air pollution emissions from its Clairton Coke Works. The proposed agreement was filed in Allegheny County Court and a hearing on it was...

Vermont settles lawsuit linked to kidnapping case

Dec. 13, 2019 4:58 PM EST

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has settled a lawsuit brought by a New Hampshire woman who police say was kidnapped along with her 4-year-old son and later sexually assaulted by a man who had allegedly run away from a Vermont addiction treatment center. The woman sued the state of Vermont and the center for...

County settles jail lawsuit but also faces new inmate claim

Dec. 13, 2019 11:36 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio county facing federal and state investigations and lawsuits over the treatment of inmates at its troubled jail in Cleveland agreed to settle one claim Thursday even as another one was filed. Cuyahoga County agreed to pay Corrionne Lawrence, 25, $140,000 to settle a federal lawsuit...

Civil rights lawyers stake claim in Confederate statue case

Dec. 12, 2019 10:34 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A national civil rights group has warned the leaders of the University of North Carolina that they should reconsider a $2.5 million settlement involving a statue of a Confederate soldier that protesters toppled last year at the system’s flagship campus. In a letter sent to the...

US labor board rules for McDonald's in unionization case

Dec. 12, 2019 6:01 PM EST

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled in McDonald's favor in a long-running case filed by 20 workers who were fired or faced retaliation for trying to unionize. The board said Thursday that it favors a settlement that will require McDonald's franchisees to pay $171,636 to the affected workers. The...

Weinstein lawyer says 98% of creditors agreeing to settle

Dec. 12, 2019 4:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ninety-eight percent of The Weinstein Co.'s creditors are joining a tentative settlement that plaintiffs say includes $25 million for over two dozen actresses and former employees who claim Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed them, a lawyer said Thursday. The attorney, Karen Bitar, provided...

Lawsuit filed by Virginia man shot by police settled

Dec. 12, 2019 1:04 PM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a Virginia man who said he was wrongfully shot by police at his home has been settled. Attorneys involved in the case confirmed Wednesday that the lawsuit from Walker Sigler against former Lynchburg officers Edward Ferron and Savannah Simmons was settled for an...

Alaska city and police officer agree to $325K settlement

Dec. 12, 2019 10:22 AM EST

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska city has agreed to pay a former detective $325,000 to settle a lawsuit in which he claimed to have been punished for speaking out about problems in the police department, officials said. Officer Ryan Silva's lawsuit against the City and Borough of Sitka also said he was...

CenturyLink ordered to pay $6.1 million to settle lawsuit

Dec. 12, 2019 9:56 AM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — CenturyLink has been ordered to pay $6.1 million to Washington state to settle a lawsuit over hidden fees on customer bills. Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the internet company added charges to customer bills without accurately disclosing those fees, impacting 650,000...