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Minnesota Man Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for $990K

A Minnesota man who alerted the U.S. Department of Defense to a Humvee manufacturing change that could potentially put soldiers at risk has won nearly $1 million after settling his whistleblower lawsuit. David McIntosh lost his job at M.K. Battery …

Update: Syncora, Detroit Settle; Judge Pauses Bankruptcy Trial Again

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ordered a week-long break in Detroit’s bankruptcy trial on Sept. 16, giving the last major objector to the city’s restructuring plan time to rework its case. The hearing will be adjourned from Friday and reconvene …

Texas County Reaches $775K Deal in Taser Case

Bastrop County in Texas has settled a federal lawsuit for $775,000 with the family of a high school student who suffered a brain injury after a deputy shot him with a Taser. The attorney representing Noe Niño de Rivera said …

Sexual Harassment Claims Against Oklahoma Group Settled

The Grand River Dam Authority in Oklahoma has reached settlements with two ex-employees over claims of sexual harassment and wrongful termination. The settlements follow a 10-month investigation into claims of sexual harassment and wrongful termination against the organization’s CEO and …

Wyoming County OKs Settlement in Solar Array Collapse

The Teton County, Wyoming, commissioners have accepted a $100,000 settlement from the designers of a solar array atop the Teton County-Jackson Recreation Center that collapsed in November. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported county officials say insurance could cover …

California Insurance Broker Pays Off Lawsuit With Buckets of Coins

A California-based insurance broker settled a lawsuit with a Los Angeles man by dropping off buckets full of thousands of quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies, his attorney said. Andres Carrasco, 76, filed a lawsuit in 2012 against Adriana’s Insurance Services, …

Oregon Family of DUI Victim Settles with Driver, Restaurants

A settlement agreement in a Lane County, Ore. drunk driving lawsuit appears to award slightly more than $180,000 to the victim’s heirs. The Register-Guard reported the mother and two children of a Cottage Grove woman killed by a drunken driver …

Washington Girl Gets $1.2M Settlement Over School Shooting

The family of a girl who was critically wounded two years ago when a gun went off inside a classmate’s backpack at her Washington state elementary school agreed Friday to a $1.2 million legal settlement. The Bremerton School District is …

Anthem to Return $7.8M to Missouri Policyholders in Market Conduct Settlement

The Missouri Department of Insurance announced it reached a regulatory settlement with Healthy Alliance Life Insurance Co. and HMO Missouri Inc., subsidiaries of Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of Missouri, which are part of WellPoint Inc. As part of the settlement, these …

Settlement in New Mexico Stemmed from Air Pollution Allegations

The owner of a natural gas plant in southeastern New Mexico has agreed to pay the state nearly $70,000 to settle a case involving allegations of air quality violations. The New Mexico Environment Department announced the settlement with Regency Field …