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Rhode Island city settles ACLU suit over political signs

Dec. 06, 2022 14:13 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The city of Pawtucket is lifting restrictions on political campaign signs under a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, officials said Tuesday. The ACLU filed suit in July on behalf of two Democratic candidates for the state...

Jackson County to pay $5.3 million for age discrimination

Dec. 06, 2022 13:23 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jackson County will pay $5.3 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a former sheriff's deputy who said he was fired because of his age and health conditions. The county legislature voted Monday to pay the money to Doug Caster, who was fired in December 2015...

Avenatti sentenced to 14 years in California fraud case

Dec. 05, 2022 22:29 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who rose to fame representing porn star Stormy Daniels against Donald Trump, was sentenced in California on Monday to 14 years in prison for cheating clients out of millions of dollars. Avenatti was also fined $10 million by U.S....

Mall of America settles lawsuit over boy thrown from balcony

Dec. 05, 2022 16:31 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis said Monday that it will toughen its trespassing policies as part of a settlement with the family of a boy who was severely injured when a man with a history of causing disturbances at the mall threw the child from a third-floor...

Hertz to pay $168 million in bogus theft settlement

Dec. 05, 2022 10:43 AM EST

Hertz says it will pay approximately $168 million by the end of the year to settle the majority of the lawsuits brought against the rental car company by some of its customers who were wrongly accused of stealing cars they had rented. In April Hertz CEO Stephen Scherr, who took over...

Parents of gunman settle suit over police barracks ambush

Dec. 03, 2022 16:15 PM EST

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a gunman who killed a Pennsylvania state trooper and permanently disabled another eight years ago in an ambush of a police barracks have settled a lawsuit that accused them of partial responsibility for the attack. Tiffany Dickson, widow of Cpl....

Man to receive almost $18 million for wrongful NY conviction

Dec. 02, 2022 20:01 PM EST

A man who was freed in 2015 after spending a quarter-century in prison for an infamous tourist killing will receive nearly $18 million in legal settlements from the city and state of New York, his attorneys confirmed Friday. Lawyers for Johnny Hincapie said it marks one of the...

Panthers owner David Tepper scrutinized in criminal probe

Dec. 02, 2022 15:42 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and his real estate company are the focus of a criminal investigation to see if they misused any public money in their failed effort to build a practice facility for the NFL team in South Carolina. The York County Sheriff's...

Vermont settles religious schools tuition lawsuits

Dec. 01, 2022 17:04 PM EST

The Vermont Agency of Education and several school districts will pay tuition costs and legal fees to five families to settle lawsuits challenging the state’s practice of not paying for students to attend religious schools if their towns do not have a public school. In court...

Feds announce settlement over Iowa disability center abuse

Dec. 01, 2022 16:31 PM EST

The U.S. Justice Department has announced a settlement with the state of Iowa to resolve allegations of abuse and inadequate care at the state-run Glenwood Resource Center, a center for people with intellectual disabilities. A proposed consent decree announced Thursday by the DOJ...