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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 …

Settlement Approved in Austin Firefighter Hiring Discrimination Case

A federal judge has approved a settlement between the city of Austin and the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations the Austin Fire Department’s hiring practices were discriminatory. The order signed by U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel allows the …

Michigan AG Says Settlement Reached in Propane Overcharges Suit

A settlement has been reached between Michigan and a propane supplier over high prices charged to customers trying to heat their homes during the cold and snowy winter months, Attorney General Bill Schuette announced. The deal with AmeriGas affects about …

Landslide Cleanup Deal Reached in Oregon, Insurers to Pay

A legal path has been cleared for hundreds of tons of debris to be removed from a waterway south of Coos Bay, Ore. that’s home to federally protected coho salmon and green sturgeon. In April 2012, a massive construction landslide sent mud, …

Dallas Cowboys, Jones Settle Sexual-Assault Claim

The Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones settled a sexual-assault claim by an Oklahoma woman who sued in September. An agreed judgment signed by state District Judge Dale Tillery was entered in a Dallas court granting Jones’s and the Dallas …

Detroit Settles with Bond Insurer; Chance of Debt Plan Success Boosted

Detroit settled with one of its last major creditors, bond insurer Financial Guaranty Insurance Co., bringing the city closer to ending the biggest-ever U.S. municipal bankruptcy. The remaining holdout creditors, led by hedge fund managers including Aurelius Capital Management LP, …

Detroit Close to Deal with Second Bond Insurer

Lawyers for Detroit and a major creditor say they’re close to a settlement in the city’s bankruptcy case. The disclosure was made on Oct. 14 as Judge Steven Rhodes resumed a trial on Detroit’s plan to fix its finances. The …

Fatal DUI in Oklahoma Settled Between Parents and School

The parents of an Oklahoma teenager killed in a drunken driving accident after he left an Ottawa County high school campus have settled a civil lawsuit against the school district. Duane and Donna Kerns sued the Fairland school board after …