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Private prison firm to settle lawsuit over inmate death

Aug. 14, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A private prison company has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit over a Tennessee inmate's killing that got national attention after a judge ordered the plaintiff's attorney to stop tweeting about it. Tennessee-based CoreCivic and attorney Daniel Horwitz,...

Drummond ordered to clean old mine site, pay $3.65 million

Aug. 12, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Drummond Co. Inc. must clean up an abandoned site and pay $3.65 million under an agreement approved by a federal judge in a lawsuit over environmental pollution in north Alabama. The settlement, announced in a statement released Thursday by environmental...

More Black NFL retirees win dementia cases in rescored tests

Aug. 12, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two years after a pair of former players sued the NFL over the treatment of Black retirees in the league’s $1 billion concussion settlement, hundreds of men whose medical tests were rescored to eliminate race bias now qualify for awards. The newly approved...

Equal pay deal for US women's soccer approved by judge

Aug. 12, 2022 01:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The proposed $24 million settlement between U.S. women soccer players and the sport’s American governing body was approved Thursday by a federal judge, who scheduled a Dec. 5 hearing for final approval. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner granted the motion...

Judge revokes bond for Alex Murdaugh associate Smith

Aug. 11, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge revoked house arrest Thursday for the man authorities say agreed to kill disgraced South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh so he could get a life insurance settlement for Murdaugh's son but ended up just grazing his head with a bullet. The decision by...

WVa AG reaches settlement with Rite Aid over opioid supply

Aug. 11, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has reached a settlement with Rite Aid that may total up to $30 million in a lawsuit alleging oversupply of opioids at pharmacies in the state, he said Thursday. “Money will not bring back the lives...

Advocacy group sues Ohio panel overseeing state opioid money

Aug. 10, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drug policy reform group has sued the state panel that will decide how Ohio distributes more than half of the money it will receive from a nationwide settlement regarding the opioid addiction crisis. Harm Reduction Ohio filed two lawsuits Monday against the...

8 minority jail officers settle suit over guarding Chauvin

Aug. 09, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eight minority corrections officers who were working at the jail where a former Minneapolis police officer was awaiting trial in the death of George Floyd were awarded nearly $1.5 million Tuesday to settle a lawsuit. The officers filed the racial...

Iowa metal manufacturer settles US government complaint

Aug. 08, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A southwest Iowa company that makes metal castings used by military contractors in helicopters and other equipment has reached a settlement in a lawsuit alleging the company failed to test the castings and falsely certified test results over seven years. ...

Man's death during police encounter leads to $5M settlement

Aug. 08, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

Relatives of a 19-year-old Black man who died during a struggle with police officers on Maryland's Eastern Shore have reached a $5 million partial settlement of their wrongful death lawsuit, an agreement that also requires improvements in police training and policies, family attorneys announced...