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Settlement in New Mexico Stemmed from Air Pollution Allegations

The owner of a natural gas plant in southeastern New Mexico has agreed to pay the state nearly $70,000 to settle a case involving allegations of air quality violations. The New Mexico Environment Department announced the settlement with Regency Field …

Rite Aid Settles California Lawsuit For Nearly $500,000

Rite Aid will pay nearly a half-million dollars to settle California claims that it didn’t follow consumer protection rules. The settlement, approved Friday in San Diego, also calls for the drugstore chain to comply with state standards. District attorneys in …

Big Texan Steak Ranch Settles Labor Dispute for $800K

The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, has paid $800,000 to settle a Labor Department dispute alleging the restaurant took too much of a bite out of tips to workers. On June 23, the department announced the agreement with …

$14M Settlement Reached in California Sex Case

Two women who alleged they were sexually abused by a teacher at a San Francisco Bay Area school reached a $14 million settlement with the district. David Ring, the women’s attorney, said they will each receive $7 million under the …

Settlement Reached In California Boy’s Suicide After Bullying

The mother of a Central California teenager who committed suicide after years of anti-gay bullying has reached a $750,000 settlement with her son’s school district. Wendy Walsh, whose 13-year-old son, Seth, hanged himself in 2010, accused the Tehachapi Unified School …

Appeals Court Won’t Rehear BP Gulf Settlement Issue

A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its previous ruling that businesses don’t have to prove they were directly harmed by BP’s 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill to collect settlement payments. The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit …

Worker Settles Lawsuit Over Facebook Page With Maui

Maui County in Hawaii is settling a federal lawsuit that alleged unconstitutional interference with a Facebook page. Settlement terms include the county paying $25,000 in attorneys’ fees and damages and re-writing its anti-harassment policy, the American Civil Liberties Union of …

North Dakota Pasta Maker to Repay $5M in Settlement of False-Advertising Lawsuit

A company accused of falsely advertising the health benefits of its nationally distributed Dreamfields Pasta line has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit and pay $5 million to consumers who bought the products in the last decade. The complaint, filed …

BNSF Settles Lawsuit with Montana City Over Contamination

BNSF Railway has settled a lawsuit filed by landowners living near a former railroad tie treatment plant near Somers, Mont. BNSF spokesman Matt Jones told the Flathead Beacon the settlement reached last month calls for the company to buy most …

University of California and Former Surgical Director Settle For $10M

The University of California has agreed to pay $10 million to a former surgical chairman who says he was the victim of retaliation after pointing out conflicts of interest at UCLA’s medical school. The Los Angeles Times reported UC regents …