Legal settlements

December 19, 2017 - 7:33 am
KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina town has settled a lawsuit by an ex-firefighter who said he was denied documents needed to appeal his firing. The Winston-Salem Journal reported Kernersville settled a federal lawsuit for more than $160,000 that was filed by Kevin Bray. Bray was fired in...
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December 16, 2017 - 4:08 pm
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina State University and two university-related groups will pay nearly $438,000 to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit filed after a student shot and killed a member of the school's football team. Multiple media organizations reported that university officials offered...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017 file photo, Jeff Hoover looks up to the cheers from the gallery following his swearing in Frankfort, Ky. Hoover, the former House Speaker, denied sexual harassment but said he did send inappropriate but consensual text messages. It's unclear what the other three Republican lawmakers involved in the settlement are accused of doing. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
December 15, 2017 - 6:30 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As sexual assault and harassment allegations sweep through statehouses around the country, no place has been impacted quite like Kentucky: A state forced to confront its past salacious behavior in the midst of an historic transition to Republican rule. Kentucky's GOP House...
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A shopper exits a Value Village store Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Edmonds, Wash. The company that operates 300 Value Village, Savers and other thrift stores in the U.S., Canada and Australia is suing Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, saying his office has violated its rights by demanding $3.2 million to settle a three-year investigation. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 12, 2017 - 10:22 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The company that operates 300 Value Village, Savers and other thrift stores in the U.S., Canada and Australia is suing Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, saying his office has violated the company's rights by demanding $3.2 million to settle a three-year investigation...
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December 08, 2017 - 9:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 7 about a House Ethics Committee investigation, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the panel's chairwoman, Rep. Susan Brooks, was from Alabama. She is from Indiana. A corrected version of the story is below: Ethics panel expands probe into GOP Rep...
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FILE- This Nov. 8, 2016 file photo shows Kentucky House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover, R- Jamestown in Louisville, Ky. The spokeswoman for Kentucky House Republicans says former GOP speaker Hoover had a sexual relationship with a woman in the office and used money from political donors to pay her as part of a secret settlement outside of court. Daisy Olivo filed a lawsuit Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Franklin Circuit Court. Former Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover resigned his leadership position last month after acknowledging the settlement. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
December 04, 2017 - 10:43 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The woman who received a secret sexual harassment settlement from Kentucky's former Republican House speaker says the two of them did not have a sexual relationship, despite a whistleblower lawsuit filed Monday by the woman's supervisor. Jeff Hoover's tenure as Kentucky's...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 file photo Democratic presidential candidate Vermin Supreme smiles while holding a giant toothbrush with a boot on his head while visiting a polling station on primary day during a campaign stop in Londonderry, N.H. Supreme, a humorous performance artist who is perennially on the ballot as a presidential candidate supporting laws mandating that people brush their teeth and in past presidential campaigns a promise to a free pony for every American. Supreme is suing the state capital, saying its denial of his request to bring two ponies to his planned protest of Hillary Clinton's book signing, scheduled for Tuesday, violates the First Amendment. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 04, 2017 - 6:27 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A performance artist and perennial candidate in New Hampshire's presidential primary settled a lawsuit with the state capital on Monday and will be allowed to bring two ponies to his planned protest of Hillary Clinton's book signing. Vermin Supreme, who ran as a Democrat in...
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December 01, 2017 - 7:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim brought by his former spokeswoman, according to an aide with knowledge of the settlement. Lauren Greene is a former communications director in the congressman's office. She alleged in...
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December 01, 2017 - 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Benghazi committee used $150,000 in taxpayer money to settle a lawsuit filed by a former aide who alleged he was fired in part because he was not willing to focus his investigative work on Hillary Clinton, documents released Friday show. Air Force Reserve Maj. Bradley...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 2, 2016, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., after a hearing. Two lawsuits by men who claim Jerry Sandusky molested them as boys are moving ahead, and their lawyers say they have produced new details about what people at Penn State knew about Sandusky before his 2011 arrest. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 01, 2017 - 2:55 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One of two lawsuits still pending in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal is nearing trial, and lawyers for the alleged victims in both cases say they have evidence Penn State administrators were not the only people at the university who knew about sex abuse by the ex...
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