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Transgender Veteran Settles California Suit over Being Denied A Haircut

A Riverside County, Calif. transgender Army veteran has settled a lawsuit against a Rancho Cucamonga barbershop that refused to cut women’s hair. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed. The Press-Enterprise reported that as part of the settlement The …

Transit Operator in Northern California OKs $1M Settlement

Bay Area Rapid Transit has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the agency of violating waste and hazardous-materials laws. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the transit agency agreed to pay $1.275 million to …

2 California School Districts Will Settle Teacher Sex Case for $5M

Two California school districts will pay most of a roughly $5 million settlement to a girl who was sexually abused by a former high school teacher. Jeremy Monn is serving a seven-year sentence after being convicted in 2015 for having …

Montana Settles with Asbestos Victims for $25M

The state of Montana has reached settlements totaling $25 million with more than 1,000 victims of asbestos-related disease over claims that health officials failed to bring attention to the hazards of a contaminated mine. The Flathead Beacon reported that the …

Art University to Settle for $60M with San Francisco

The Academy of Art University in San Francisco has agreed to a $60 million settlement with the city aimed at bringing the school’s many illegally converted buildings into compliance with local rules. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the deal …

Navajo Nation, Urban Outfitters Settle Suit over Trademark Infringement

The Navajo Nation and Urban Outfitters Inc. have reached a settlement in the tribe’s 2012 trademark infringement lawsuit against the clothing retailer. The Farmington Daily Times reported that terms of the settlement signed Monday by a federal judge are confidential. …

Uber Working to Settle with California Drivers over Employee Benefits

Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to finalize a settlement with California drivers to resolve potentially billions of dollars in claims stemming from the company’s refusal to give them the protections and benefits of employees. The case centers on allegations that …

Trucking Company Settles California Discrimination Case with Sikhs for $260K

A national trucking company has agreed to pay $260,000 to settle discrimination complaints by four Sikh drivers who were denied jobs for refusing to take drug tests that would have violated their religious beliefs. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. reached …

Insurers for Oregon Homeowners to Pay in Settlement of Tree Cutting Case

Two Gresham, Ore. couples have agreed to pay $135,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing them of cutting down or damaging dozens of protected trees to improve the views from their homes. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported court documents released this week show …

Jury in California Awards $18M Cosmetic Talc Cancer Verdict

A Los Angeles, Calif. jury has returned a $18.07 million verdict against talc supplier Whittaker Clark & Daniels for its role in causing California political figure Philip Depoian’s mesothelioma. The jury verdict is the largest award on record for a …