Legal settlements

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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December 01, 2017 - 2:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story that Nov. 30, and previously moved on Nov. 10, Nov. 17, Nov. 22 and Nov. 24, about powerful men who have been accused of sexual misconduct, The Associated Press reported erroneously that celebrity chef John Besh had been accused by 25 women of sexual harassment. The women...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017 file photo Bill Cosby departs Montgomery County Courthouse after a hearing in his sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa. Details of alleged sexual assaults by Cosby and other famous figures are now widely known in part because several accusers did something they promised in writing never to do: They talked publicly about their allegations. When those women spoke out, they broke nondisclosure agreements. Cosby sued Andrea Constand in early 2016, two months after Pennsylvania authorities charged him with drugging and molesting her in 2004. Cosby argued that she breached confidentiality terms in their 2006 settlement. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 01, 2017 - 8:51 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Details of alleged sexual assaults by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, comedian Bill Cosby and other famous figures are now widely known in part because several accusers did something they promised in writing never to do: They talked publicly about their allegations. When those...
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November 30, 2017 - 1:23 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee County plans to settle a lawsuit from an augmented-reality game developer that challenged an ordinance requiring developers to get local permits for apps like Pokemon Go to be played in parks. Under the settlement agreement, the county won't enforce its rule and will pay...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the Academy Awards. A report in the New Yorker stated that Weinstein paid $1 million to model Ambra Battilana Guiterrez to keep her from going public with accusations of him groping her during a meeting in his Manhattan office on March 27, 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
November 24, 2017 - 2:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual...
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November 23, 2017 - 11:35 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The insurance fund used by the state of South Carolina has paid more than $120,000 to settle the first of several lawsuits against a county recreation agency and its director Records from the Insurance Reserve Fund show Andrea James was paid $53,000 for her lawsuit against the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016 file photo, Jeffrey Tambor arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. In an ambiguous statement Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, Tambor says he doesn't see how he can return to the Amazon series "Transparent" following two allegations of sexual harassment against him. He also says that the idea that he would deliberately harass anyone is untrue. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
November 22, 2017 - 8:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2011 file photo, developer Larry Silverstein speaks at a news conference in New York where he discussed the progress at the World Trade Center. Insurers for defendants including American Airlines and United Airlines have agreed to pay $95 million to Silverstein and World Trade Center Properties to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 22, 2017 - 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Insurers for American Airlines, United Airlines and other aviation defendants have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks. The settlement was described in papers filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2014 file photo, U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks in Detroit. The longtime Michigan Congressman on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, denied settling a sexual harassment complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
November 21, 2017 - 7:27 pm
DETROIT (AP) — John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades — longer than any other current member. Allegations that the 88-year-old Michigan Democrat sexually...
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FILE - In this 2012 photo provided by a former member of the church, Word of Faith Fellowship leader Jane Whaley, center, holds a baby with her husband, Sam, center right, and others during a ceremony in the church's compound in Spindale, N.C. Under the leadership of Jane Whaley, the controversial church has grown to about 750 congregants in Spindale and a total of nearly 2,000 members worldwide. (AP Photo)
November 15, 2017 - 7:43 pm
SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — Former members of a controversial North Carolina-based church want the state to take legal action to overturn a court-ordered compromise they say has crippled child abuse investigations involving the sect. The former congregants of Word of Faith Fellowship also want...
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