Legal settlements

August 24, 2017 - 12:45 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A court settlement over election districts in a rural North Carolina county should help black candidates get on the local governing board after an absence of two decades. A national civil rights organization sued Jones County leaders and boards in February on behalf of black...
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FILE - This April 13, 2016 file photo shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va .A settlement was announced Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in a landmark lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 17, 2017 - 7:26 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A settlement in a landmark lawsuit against two psychologists who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation methods used in the war on terror marked the first time the agency or its private contractors have been held accountable for the program, legal experts said Thursday...
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FILE - This April 13, 2016 file photo shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va .A settlement was announced Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in a landmark lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 17, 2017 - 5:45 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a landmark lawsuit that the American Civil Liberties Union brought against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. The deal announced Thursday marked the first time the CIA or its...
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August 17, 2017 - 2:01 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — A judge has approved a $250,000 settlement between Clemson University and the family of a student who died during a fraternity pledge run nearly three years ago. Court records filed Thursday show Judge Robin Stilwell approved the deal reached earlier this month. Clemson...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2015, file photo, Baylor helmets on shown the field after an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas. The first woman to sue Baylor University over allegations the nation's largest Baptist school ignored or mishandled rape allegations has settled her case, her attorney said Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
August 16, 2017 - 9:03 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first woman to sue Baylor University over allegations the nation's largest Baptist school ignored or mishandled rape allegations has settled her case, her attorney said Tuesday. Jasmin Hernandez sued Baylor in early 2016, two months before the school released the results of...
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FILE In this Aug. 19, 2010, file photo, Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan listens during a news conference in Phoenix, Ariz. Ryan was grilled by a Phoenix judge Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, over whether he tried to undermine a court order that prohibited retaliation against inmates who participated in a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in the state's prisons. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
August 09, 2017 - 9:41 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — For more than five years, Arizona has been dogged by a federal lawsuit that alleges the state provides shoddy medical care for its prisoners. Now, the state is facing the prospect of millions of dollars in fines over its failure to carry out reforms of its medical system. Arizona...
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FILE - This March 29, 2012, file photo, shows the beef product that critics call "pink slime" during a plant tour of Beef Products Inc. in South Sioux City, Neb. Disney has reported spending $177 million on a legal settlement during the quarter that its subsidiary ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement in a high-profile defamation lawsuit. ABC and South Dakota-based Beef Products Inc. announced their settlement in June 2017, but its terms are confidential. BPI sued ABC in 2012 over its reports on a beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime." (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
August 09, 2017 - 7:35 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A legal settlement between ABC and a South Dakota meat producer in a defamation lawsuit over the network's reports on a beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime" exceeded $177 million, an attorney for the producer said Wednesday. Disney, which owns ABC, disclosed a $177...
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FILE - This March 29, 2012, file photo, shows the beef product that critics call "pink slime" during a plant tour of Beef Products Inc. in South Sioux City, Neb. Disney has reported spending $177 million on a legal settlement during the quarter that its subsidiary ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement in a high-profile defamation lawsuit. ABC and South Dakota-based Beef Products Inc. announced their settlement in June 2017, but its terms are confidential. BPI sued ABC in 2012 over its reports on a beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime." (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
August 09, 2017 - 7:30 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A legal settlement between ABC and a South Dakota meat producer in a defamation lawsuit over the network's reports on a beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime" exceeded $177 million, an attorney for the producer said Wednesday. Disney, which owns ABC, disclosed a $177...
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August 09, 2017 - 11:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A retired corporate executive says in a lawsuit that a high-end matchmaking service set her up with a string of highly unsuitable suitors, including men who were married, mentally unstable or felons. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( http://bit.ly/2vmkpoc ) Darlene Daggett,...
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August 09, 2017 - 11:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A retired corporate executive says in a lawsuit that a high-end matchmaking service set her up with a string of highly unsuitable suitors, including men who were married, mentally unstable or felons. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( http://bit.ly/2vmkpoc ) Darlene Daggett,...
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