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$3.5M Settlement for Family of Dead Washington Bicyclist

The city of Seattle, Wash. has paid $3.5 million to the family of a bicyclist who died two years ago in a collision with a truck in downtown Seattle. The Seattle Times reported the payment resolves a claim that the city’s …

Washington Transit Operator Settles with Cyclist for $2.75M

Kitsap Transit has settled a lawsuit with a Washington woman who was hit by a bus while riding her bicycle near Poulsbo. The Kitsap Sun reported the Washington State Transit Insurance Pool, of which Kitsap Transit is a member, settled …

California School District Paying $10.5M in Chicken Suit Attack

A California school district has agreed to pay $10.5 million to a former student who suffered brain damage when he was mobbed while wearing a chicken costume at a pep rally. Kern County High School District agreed to the settlement …

Colorado City Settles Discrimination Claim from Former Employee

The city of Boulder, Colo. has agreed to pay $64,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former employee who says she was discriminated against after coming out as a lesbian. The Daily Camera reported that city officials on Friday said …

Judge in California Approves Lyft’s $27M Driver Settlement Deal

A U.S. judge granted preliminary approval to ride service Lyft’s $27 million settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by California drivers who claimed they should be deemed employees instead of independent contractors. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San …

Abuse Survivors in New Mexico Approve Diocese Settlement

Victims of clergy sexual abuse have approved of a plan for the Gallup Diocese in New Mexico to dole out millions of dollars in compensation. The Albuquerque Journal reported that an attorney for 57 abuse survivors told a federal judge …

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Insurer Breached Contract: Judge

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival can go to trial or pursue a settlement under a judge’s ruling that an insurer should have covered damage and cancellations related to wildfire smoke. The Mail Tribune reported Judge Mark Clarke dismissed the festival’s claim …

Washington-based Zillow to Settle Trade Secret Suit by Move Inc. for $130M

Seattle, Wash.-based real-estate information website Zillow is paying $130 million to settle a lawsuit brought by rival Move Inc. The Seattle Times reported that the settlement was disclosed in securities filings earlier this week, ending more than two years of …

Oregon Woman Settles Suit over Abuse by Insurance Agent Father

A Eugene, Ore. woman who sued her adopted parents after disclosing that her father sexually abused her has agreed to settle the civil case. The Register-Guard reports that according to documents filed in Lane County Circuit Court last week the …

School Bus Firm Agrees to Settle California Safety Suit for $11.5M

An attorney representing mechanics for a school bus company says the company has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle a California lawsuit claiming they used unsafe buses to transport San Francisco students. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that two …