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Uber to Pay $28M to Settle Claims over Its ‘Safe Rides Fee’

Uber Technologies Inc. said it will pay $28.5 million to settle claims that a $1 “safe rides fee” charged to riders was misleading because its background checks on drivers aren’t as rigorous as the company advertised. The company said in …

Texas Man Who Drove Car into Gulf Sentenced For Insurance Fraud

An exotic car salvage yard owner in Lufkin, Texas has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to insurance fraud. The Houston Chronicle reported that in November 2009, Andy House drove his sports …

Montana County Reaches $650K Settlement in Asbestos Exposure Case

Yellowstone County, Mont. has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle a case brought by a former courthouse janitor who eventually died of mesothelioma. The Billings Gazette reported the county reached the settlement in November with the estate of Lauren DuPuis, …

Insurance Death Master Settlement Nets North Dakota More Than $138K

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm says the state will receive more than $138,000 in settlement agreements over use of the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File, or DMF. Hamm says life insurers have used the DMF for many years …

Nearly $60M Settlement Reached in Washington Fire

A settlement of nearly $60 million has been reached for people who suffered damages as the result of a 2012 blaze near Cle Elum, Wash. lawyers said Monday. Rod Nelson with Abeyta Nelson law firm said in a release that …

Brain Damaged Motorcyclist in Hawaii Gets $1.3M Settlement

A federal judge has approved a $1.3 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by a Hawaii motorcyclist who suffered permanent brain injury in a 2012 collision in Honolulu. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that Aaron Aloya filed the suit against the …

Michael Jordan, Supermarket Chain Reach Settlement over Name Use

Michael Jordan and a supermarket chain have reached an agreement in a years-long lawsuit that alleged misuse of the basketball star’s name in advertising, according to spokespeople for both sides. The case involved Jewel-Osco’s use of Jordan’s name in a …

Former Basketball Coach Nets $700K Settlement with University of Hawaii

The University of Hawaii Board of Regents has approved a $700,000 settlement over the firing of former basketball coach Gib Arnold. The regents voted Thursday to approve the settlement package, which includes a $500,000 payment to Arnold over three years …

California Woman Blinded in Eye by Flying Disc Settles Suit for $3M

A woman who was blinded in one eye by a flying golf disc at a Southern California park has settled a lawsuit for $3 million. The Daily Breeze of Torrance reported that the settlement involves Noreen Goodbody. She was struck …

Crash of Redskins Buses to Cost Minneapolis, Bus Company and Insurer $237K

A crash last November involving buses carrying the Washington Redskins on their way to play the Minnesota Vikings will cost Minneapolis more than $237,000. The Star Tribune reported the proposed settlement will be discussed and likely approved next week by …