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Employees at Montana Firm Get $7.3M in Settlement awards

As many as 200 former employees of Vann’s Inc. will split $7.3 million under a settlement agreement in a lawsuit against former corporate officers. The Missoulian reported that the notice of settlement of the employees’ lawsuit was filed in federal …

California Woman Settles for $25K After Bad Buzz

A woman who claims she was served a pot-laced cookie at a Los Angeles hair salon has received a settlement of $25,000. Seventy-two-year-old Jo Ann Nickerson said she had never tried marijuana in her life before she partook of the …

Suit Over California Patient’s Death Ends in $3M Settlement

The family of a California patient who went missing for more than two weeks before being found dead in a stairwell at a San Francisco hospital has settled a lawsuit for $3 million. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that …

Sweetener Maker Settles Suit in Hawaii for $6.1M

The maker of Truvia Natural Sweetener will pay $6.1 million to settle a class-action lawsuit initiated by a Hawaii woman. Kailua-Kona resident Denise Howerton was the first to sue Cargill, which manufactures the product sold nationwide. Her lawsuit filed last …

Alaska School District Settles Sexual Assault Lawsuit for $920K

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District in Alaska has agreed to pay $920,000 to the family of a student who said he was sexually assaulted by a high school tutor. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported the settlement was reached …

Former Student, Minnesota School Settle Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

A private Catholic high school in St. Paul has settled a lawsuit filed by a former student who was sexually assaulted by a weight room instructor six years ago, a newspaper has reported. The Star Tribune reported that Cameron Clarkson’s …

Schools in California to Pay $139M in Sex Abuse Settlement

The Los Angeles Unified School District agreed to pay $139 million to settle lawsuits by sexual abuse victims of a former third-grade teacher whose 2012 arrest sparked criticism of how allegations of abuse were handled at schools in the district’s …

Plan to Settle Abuse Claims Offered By Montana Catholic Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena has filed a bankruptcy reorganization plan that proposes a $16.4 million settlement for hundreds of people who said clergy members sexually abused them for decades while the church covered it up. The plan, filed …

Utah Settles Colorado Trademark Suit by Changing Ski Slogan

Salt Lake City tourism officials and a Colorado ski resort have settled a legal fight over a marketing slogan targeted to tourists in the lucrative winter sports industry. Utah marketers dropped “USA” from their new Ski City advertising campaign a …

Family of Ebola Victim, Dallas Hospital Reach Settlement

A lawyer for the family of the only Ebola patient in the United States to die says the hospital that treated him will create a foundation in his name. Attorney Les Weisbrod said in Dallas that the foundation in honor …