Latest Legal settlements News

Hastert's settlement with accuser to be finalized Monday

Sep. 24, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The deadline for attorneys to finalize an out-of-court settlement between former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse was delayed until next week, the court clerk's office said Friday. A hearing on the...

California school district pays $11M to settle abuse lawsuit

Sep. 23, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school district has agreed to pay $11 million to settle a lawsuit filed by seven victims and alleged victims of a former middle school teacher who is serving a 74-year prison sentence for sexual abuse. The San Bernardino Sun...

Lawsuits: Murdaugh used attorney friend to manipulate

Sep. 23, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawyer charged with trying to arrange his own death steered the family of a housekeeper who died in his home to use a longtime friend as their attorney without revealing their friendship and then tried to take a $4 million settlement, according to the...

Ankeny settles over police shooting of unarmed suspect

Sep. 23, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — The city of Ankeny has agree to a $500,000 settlement with a man who was shot by a police officer during a burglary, according to the man's attorneys. Myles Regenold was shot after he was caught breaking into the Ankeny Auto Spa in March 2019. ...

Kentucky to collect $300 million in settling gambling suit

Sep. 23, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An internet gambling site has agreed to pay $300 million to Kentucky to settle a long-running lawsuit filed by the state, Gov. Andy Beshear said. Flutter Entertainment, the parent company of PokerStars, agreed to the settlement, the governor said...

Suits against Ohio State over sex abuse by doc are dismissed

Sep. 22, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge dismissed some of the biggest unsettled lawsuits over Ohio State's failure to stop decades-old sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, saying Wednesday it’s indisputable Strauss abused hundreds of young men but agreeing with OSU’s...

Official overseeing prisons' COVID response on paid leave

Sep. 22, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The official tapped to oversee the state prisons' response to the coronavirus pandemic has been placed on paid leave following questions about his potential involvement in a wrongful death lawsuit that was settled several years earlier. Seth Peters was...

Trump sues niece, NY Times over records behind '18 tax story

Sep. 22, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued his estranged niece and The New York Times over a 2018 story about his family’s wealth and tax practices that was partly based on confidential documents she provided to the newspaper’s reporters. ...

UK family settles damages in US diplomatic immunity case

Sep. 21, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British couple who sought justice for their son after he died in a vehicle crash said Tuesday they have settled a civil lawsuit they filed in the United States against an American motorist involved in the collision. Harry Dunn, 19, died in August 2019...

Seattle settles lawsuit with man over police behavior

Sep. 21, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A man who accused Seattle police officers of physical abuse after they entered his home two years ago during a welfare check has reached a $250,000 settlement with the city. Under the settlement, the city didn't admit wrongdoing and Howard McCay, 74, got...