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Los Angeles to Settle Suit over Man Injured in Crosswalk Accident for $15M

Los Angeles will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit by a man who was struck by a car in a Hollywood crosswalk and left with permanent brain damage. The Los Angeles Times reported that the City Council voted this …

Los Angeles Will Pay $7.5M To Paralyzed Cyclist

Los Angeles will pay $7.5 million to a bicycle rider who was paralyzed when he crashed after hitting uneven pavement. The Los Angeles Times reported says the City Council voted this week to approve a payout to settle William Yao’s …

$1.3M From Archdiocese in Washington to Settle Sex Abuse Case

The Seattle Archdiocese in Washington has paid $1.3 million to settle a sex-abuse lawsuit involving a former member of a religious order who taught in its schools. A man sued the archdiocese in 2015, alleging the church knew Edward Courtney …

California Worker’s Family Gets $1.8M Settlement

The family of a California man who was killed when a bridge he was working on collapsed has received a $1.8 million settlement. The Press-Enterprise reported an investigation by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health found fault with …

Final Lawsuit Settled in Deadly San Francisco Plane Crash

A California dentist who was aboard an Asiana Airlines plane that crashed in San Francisco four years ago, killing three girls and injuring roughly 200 others, has reached a settlement with the airline, ending what her attorney said was the …

Police at California University Get to Use Pepper Spray at Violent Protests

The Berkeley City Council this week gave police permission to use pepper spray to repel demonstrators attacking officers and others during violent protests of the kind that have repeatedly hit the city this year. The 6-3 vote by the council …

Utah Judge Awards Ex-Teen Bride $16M in Case Against Polygamous Group

A woman who was married to her cousin at age 14 in a ceremony overseen by polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has won a $16 million lawsuit against the group. Elissa Wall’s lawyer said that the decision lets attorneys investigate …

Motel 6 Will Settle Human Trafficking Suit Involving Los Angeles Property

Motel 6 has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging one of its properties in Los Angeles was a base for sex trafficking, drug dealers and gang members. City Attorney Mike Feuer told The Associated Press on Wednesday …

California Bill Would Force Wells Fargo to Court Over Fake Accounts

The California Legislature backed a measure this week that could require Wells Fargo to go to court with consumers who say they were harmed by the bank’s fake account scandal. The legislation would prohibit the San Francisco-based bank in some …

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over Deadly Halloween Hayride in Maine

The family of a teenager who died in a hayride crash has settled a lawsuit against the farm owner who operated the Halloween attraction in 2014, the family lawyer said Wednesday. Money from the settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit …