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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file, photo, people walk by the logo of Toyota at a show room in Tokyo. Toyota will pay $180 million to settle U.S. government allegations that it failed to report pollution control system defects in its vehicles for a decade. The company, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021,  also agreed in court to investigate future emissions-related defects quickly and report them to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a timely manner.  (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

Toyota to pay $180M for failing to report emissions defects

Jan. 14, 2021 1:35 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota will pay $180 million to settle U.S. government allegations that it failed to report and fix pollution control defects in its vehicles for a decade. The company also agreed in court to investigate future emissions-related defects quickly and report them to the U.S. Environmental...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2015, file photo, Dan Bender of the La Plata County Sheriff's Office takes a water sample from the Animas River near Durango, Colo., after the accidental release of an estimated 3 million gallons of waste from the Gold King Mine. The Navajo Nation's Department of Justice announced on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, has settled with two mining companies to resolve claims stemming from a 2015 spill that sent wastewater downstream from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP, File)

Navajo Nation, New Mexico reach settlements over mine spill

Jan. 13, 2021 8:13 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation’s Department of Justice announced Wednesday it has settled with mining companies to resolve claims stemming from a 2015 spill that resulted in rivers in three western states being fouled with a bright-yellow plume of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals....

Court tosses convictions of former Wilmington Trust execs

Jan. 12, 2021 5:46 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned the convictions of four former executives for the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program. A three-judge panel on Tuesday reversed the convictions of the former Wilmington Trust...

Family of sexually assaulted girl settles with school

Jan. 8, 2021 1:13 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old New Jersey girl who was lured by an online predator to a Pennsylvania hotel where she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted has settled a lawsuit with the school district that issued her the laptop. The lawsuit states that the school-issued computer did not...

FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, A Boeing 737 MAX jet taxis after landing at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle a criminal charge related to its troubled 737 Max jetliner. The Justice Department announced the settlement Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 nearly two years after the second of two crashes that killed 346 people in all.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle charge over 737 Max

Jan. 7, 2021 11:15 PM EST

Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle a Justice Department investigation and admit that employees misled regulators about the safety of its 737 Max aircraft, which suffered two deadly crashes shortly after entering airline service. The government and the company said Thursday that the settlement includes money...

Kansas state Rep. Aaron Coleman, D-Kansas City, sits for a portrait for the Legislature's website, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in a basement hallway of the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Coleman has had a temporary order issued against him in court, directing him to have no contact with the campaign manager of a former opponent. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Lawyer: New Kansas lawmaker reaches deal to end court order

Jan. 7, 2021 7:56 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An incoming Kansas lawmaker who has faced a possible attempt to oust him once he took office has reached a legal agreement with a woman who accused him of harassment to end an anti-stalking court order against him, an attorney says. The order entered by a state court judge last month...

This undated photo provided by Wigdor Law in December 2020 shows five anchorwomen from the NY1 news channel in New York. In the back row from left are Jeanine Ramirez, Vivian Lee and Kristen Shaughnessy. In the front row are Roma Torre, left, and Amanda Farinacci. In their lawsuit, the women, all over age 40, alleged that they were marginalized and cast aside to make room for younger women and men after Charter Communications, a Stamford, Connecticut-based company, took over the local news channel in 2016. (Jacob Edinger/Wigdor Law/@UnseenWomenOnTV via AP)

5 anchors will no longer work at NY1 after suit settlement

Dec. 31, 2020 4:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Five female anchors will no longer work at a New York news channel as part of the settlement of an age and gender discrimination lawsuit alleging they were passed over in favor of younger talent, according to statements from the women, their lawyers and the channel. The women who sued in...

FILE – In this April 12, 2005, file photo, operator Kevin Holko monitors the control room during a scheduled refueling shutdown at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in North Perry, Ohio. A federal court docket showed that

Scandal-battered utility now faces specter of pricy lawsuits

Dec. 30, 2020 8:20 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s largest electric utility, its reputation battered by scandal, has been besieged by more than a dozen lawsuits filed by angry shareholders who include some of the country’s biggest institutional investors. And, if history is a guide, FirstEnergy Corp. and its insurers...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, Ashim Mitra, a pharmacy professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, pauses during an interview in Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City, Kan. The University of Missouri system says it has reached a confidential settlement with the former top pharmacy professor whom it accused of stealing and selling student research, potentially costing the university millions of dollars. Terms of the settlement with Mitra, who worked at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, were not disclosed. (Keith Myers/The Kansas City Star via AP, File)

University of Missouri system settles patent lawsuit

Dec. 29, 2020 3:08 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri system says it has reached a confidential settlement with a former top pharmacy professor whom it accused of stealing and selling student research, potentially costing the university millions of dollars. Terms of the settlement with Ashim Mitra, who worked...

FIL - In this March 21, 2016, file photo the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says a proposed $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and Flint residents harmed by lead-tainted water is a step toward making amends. Officials announced the settlement Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, which must be approved by a federal judge. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Flint joins $641M deal to settle lawsuits over lead in water

Dec. 22, 2020 12:24 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Flint City Council on Tuesday signed off on its portion of a $641 million settlement with residents of the poor, majority-Black city who were exposed to lead-tainted water. The city's insurer would kick in $20 million as part of a sweeping deal to settle lawsuits against Flint, the...