Legal settlements

June 13, 2017 - 6:30 pm
CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) — A former district attorney who's the son of TV's Judge Judy got a public apology Tuesday from a sheriff as part of the settlement of a defamation lawsuit. Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith posted the apology to ex-county district attorney Adam Levy on the sheriff's department's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2014 file photo, Tomiko Shine holds up a poster of Tamir Rice during a protest in Washington. The 12-year-old black boy was fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer near a gazebo in a recreational area in November 2014. Officers were responding to a report of a man waving a gun. The boy had a pellet gun tucked in his waistband and was shot right after their cruiser skidded to a stop, just feet away. A grand jury in December 2015 declined to indict patrolman Timothy Loehmann, who fired the fatal shot, and training officer Frank Garmback. The city settled his family's lawsuit for $6 million. The officers still could be disciplined or fired by the department. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
June 10, 2017 - 10:56 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police officers are on trial in Ohio and Minnesota for fatal shootings of black motorists during traffic stops. In both cases, prosecutors say the officers didn't need to respond with deadly force. The officers both have testified they felt threatened. In Cincinnati, former...
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June 07, 2017 - 11:43 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Newly elected U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte of Montana issued an apology letter Wednesday and said he plans to donate money to a journalism advocacy organization as part of a settlement agreement with a reporter he is accused of assaulting. In exchange, Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs...
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May 30, 2017 - 7:58 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday preliminarily approved a proposed settlement resolving a class action that accuses law enforcement agencies in Louisiana's capital of violating the constitutional rights of protesters who were arrested after a deadly police shooting. Black Lives...
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May 25, 2017 - 9:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An arbitrator has awarded $95.6 million to a Ukrainian immigrant who was seriously injured in a 2013 Philadelphia building collapse. Mariya Plekan's attorney, Andrew Stern, announced the division of the $227 million settlement on Thursday. Lawyers for 19 people killed or injured...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2017, file photo, Jane Meyer, former senior associate athletic director at the University of Iowa, gets a hug from her partner Tracey Griesbaum, right, following a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa. The University of Iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle high-profile discrimination lawsuits filed by former athletic administrator Jane Meyer and her partner, former women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, according to settlements released Friday, May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
May 19, 2017 - 5:39 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle discrimination lawsuits filed by former athletic administrator Jane Meyer and her partner, former women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, according to settlements their attorneys called historic Friday. Iowa will pay...
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May 17, 2017 - 11:04 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has settled a class-action lawsuit brought by a Pittsburgh woman who claimed that handicapped parking spaces at some restaurants are too steep or otherwise violate federal law. Sarah Heinzl plays on the U.S. Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team and...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2007 file photo, a worker with the Pebble Mine project digs in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska near the village of Iliamma, Alaska. The Trump administration settled a lawsuit Friday, May 12, 2017, over the proposed development of a massive copper and gold deposit near the headwaters of a world-premier salmon fishery in southwest Alaska. (AP Photo/Al Grillo,File)
May 12, 2017 - 7:27 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In a sharp reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cleared a way for the company seeking to develop a massive copper and gold deposit near the headwaters of a world-class salmon fishery in southwest Alaska to pursue permits. As part of a court settlement with...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2007 file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska near the village of Iliamma. The Trump administration settled a lawsuit Friday, May 12, 2017, over the proposed development of a massive gold and copper mine at the headwaters of one of Alaska's premier salmon fisheries. The Environmental Protection Agency settled the long-running case with the Pebble Limited Partnership, agreeing to allow the Canadian-owned company to seek a federal permit to build its mine near Bristol Bay. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
May 12, 2017 - 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sharp reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cleared a way for the company seeking to develop a massive copper and gold deposit near the headwaters of a world-class salmon fishery in southwest Alaska to pursue permits. As part of a court settlement with the...
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May 12, 2017 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has settled a lawsuit over the proposed development of a massive gold and copper mine at the headwaters of one of Alaska's premier salmon fisheries. The Environmental Protection Agency settled the long-running case Friday with the Pebble Limited...
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