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Montana Man Who Killed Student Settles Suit, Includes Insurance Money

A man who is serving a 70-year prison sentence for killing a German exchange student in his garage has settled a lawsuit filed by the victim’s family, in part by surrendering all his guns to the boy’s parents. Markus Kaarma …

Water District in California Oks Actor Tom Selleck’s Settlement Offer

A California water district has accepted Tom Selleck’s offer of more than $21,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused the actor of taking water he wasn’t entitled to for his 60-acre ranch. Directors of the Calleguas Municipal Water District in …

Quadriplegic Missionary Gets $26M Settlement in Montana Crash

Insurers for the Southern Baptist Convention have agreed to pay $26 million to a man who was paralyzed and suffered brain damage in a rollover crash during a 2009 missionary trip in Montana, Attorney Anders Blewett said Tuesday. The insurance …

Uber to Settle Lawsuit Over California Girl’s Crosswalk Death

Uber is settling lawsuit with the family of a 6-year-old girl who died when a company driver hit her with his SUV. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the company is paying the family an undisclosed settlement for the 2013 crash …

Idaho Man Gets Settlement from Trademark Issue Over Walmart Shirt

A man in east Idaho is getting a settlement from the company that used his American Built trademark on 88,000 shirts sold in Walmart stores. KPVI-TV reported the undisclosed settlement was reached out of court and is going to Nicholas …

Nevada School District to Settle Insurance Broker Suit for $1.65M

The Clark County School District in Nevada says it will pay a former insurance broker $1.65 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the public agency ended the broker’s contract prematurely. The Las Vegas Sun reported at the time that …

California Executive Life Insurance Settlement Ends 16 Years of Litigation

A settlement has been reached with the last remaining defendant in a 16-year-old lawsuit brought by the California Department of Insurance that arose out of the 1991 liquidation of Executive Life Insurance Co. The French company Artemis S.A. has agreed …

Texas Court Approves $84.4M Settlement in Farmers Case

A Travis County, Texas district court has granted preliminary approval of a settlement with Farmers Insurance Group that will return $84.4 million to policyholders stemming from a 2002 homeowners insurance rate case. The case stems from a 2002 lawsuit by …

Kansas Gun Dealer Settles for $132K in Weapon Sell to Felon

Owners of a southeast Kansas gun shop sued for selling a weapon that a man used to kill himself and his 8-year-old son have reached a $132,000 settlement with the child’s mother, according to lawyers in the case. The negligence …

Suit in Deaths Of 19 Firefighters Settled by Families, Arizona

The state of Arizona has settled a lawsuit brought by a dozen families who lost loved ones when a Hotshot firefighting crew was overcome by a wildfire near the small community of Yarnell. The settlement announced by state Attorney General …