Insurance Journal » settlement http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:58:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 Heavy Asbestos Fines for Hanford Contractors in Washington http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/08/325783.htm Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:05:49 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325783 Two contractors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington will pay more than $175,000 in fines after an investigation found alleged asbestos violations. The Environmental Protection Agency says CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. will pay $131,594 and Washington Closure Hanford …

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Oregon State University Pays $101K Settle Campus Paper Suit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/04/325532.htm Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:37:16 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325532 Oregon State University has paid $1,000 plus $100,000 in legal fees to a former student to settle a lawsuit over the confiscation of distribution boxes for a conservative-leaning student newspaper. The Oregonian reported the university did not acknowledge wrongdoing but …

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St. Louis Tent Collapse Wrongful Death Claim Settled for $548K http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/25/324402.htm Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:46:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=324402 The family of a 58-year-old man killed in 2013 when a tent collapsed at a St. Louis, Mo., bar has reached a $548,000 settlement. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Alfred Goodman suffered fatal head and neck injuries when wind …

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Comedian’s Vegas Suit Goes on With Jury Selection http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/03/25/324373.htm Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:03:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=324373 Comedian George Wallace is in a Las Vegas courtroom seeking damages from a Strip resort for a leg injury he received when he fell over electrical wiring during a private performance in 2007. Jury selection continued Thursday in Clark County …

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NFL Settles Dallas Cowboys Stadium Worker’s Injury Suit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/03/20/323802.htm Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:14:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=323802 The NFL says it has settled a lawsuit with a worker injured by ice and snow that fell from the roof of the Dallas Cowboys stadium during the week before the 2011 Super Bowl. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed the …

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California Toy Company Settles Beastie Boys Suit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/03/19/323694.htm Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:27:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=323694 A California toy company has settled its lawsuit against the Beastie Boys over its parody of their song “Girls” in a promotional video that went viral. The Oakland Tribune reported an agreement to dismiss the claim was filed Monday in …

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Washington Schools To Pay $6.9M Settlement For Fall http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/02/25/321470.htm Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:50:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=321470 The Toppenish School District has agreed to pay $6.9 million to the family of an infant who fell through bleachers at a soccer game and suffered lifelong debilitating injuries. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that the $6.9 million settlement was reached …

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Medical Device Maker In Western U.S. Settles Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/02/21/321209.htm Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:18:24 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=321209 A medical-device manufacturer with offices in California and Washington has agreed to pay the federal government up to $5.25 million to resolve allegations that it encouraged doctors to over-charge federal health-care programs for a procedure using their device, the U.S. …

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Service Dog Lawsuit Settled by Oregon University http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/02/18/320665.htm Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:43:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=320665 Portland State University in Oregon will pay $161,500 to settle a lawsuit claiming it discriminated against disabled students who have service animals. Deaf student Cindy Leland and the Fair Housing Council of Oregon filed the $1 million lawsuit in 2012, …

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Another Suit Against Ex-California Priest Moving Forward http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/02/14/320563.htm Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:40:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=320563 Just days after a Southern California diocese announced the settlement of two child-abuse lawsuits, a lawyer says he has no plans to settle a third suit against a former Catholic priest. Attorney Anthony De Marco tells the Sun newspaper the …

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New Mexico Woman Settles Solitary Confinement Suit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/02/10/319982.htm Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:30:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=319982 A woman who says she was kept in a filthy, isolated New Mexico jail cell for months at a time has reached a $1.6 million settlement with Valencia County, attorneys for both sides confirmed. The settlement came after an attorney …

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Nevada Settles Suit With Shackled Pregnant Inmate http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/02/06/319736.htm Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:16:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=319736 A state board has approved paying $130,000 to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of a former Nevada inmate who was shackled while in labor and after giving birth. The Board of Examiners on Tuesday authorized the settlement with former …

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Teen’s Wrongful Death on Hawaii Kayak Tour Lawsuit Settled http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/02/06/319732.htm Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:14:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=319732 A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a New York teenager swept out to sea during a Hawaii hiking and kayaking tour has been settled. Michael Madoff, the father of 15-year-old Tyler Madoff, said Tuesday he hopes tours …

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Deal Reached In Southern California School Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/02/01/319137.htm Sun, 02 Feb 2014 00:35:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=319137 The mother of a teenager who was stabbed to death at a Los Angeles school has reached a tentative settlement in her wrongful-death lawsuit against the school district. While a potential deal has been reached details aren’t being released. However, …

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Washington Lawsuit Settled In 2010 Tesoro Refinery Blast http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/01/31/319051.htm Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:24:24 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=319051 The attorney representing families of six workers killed in a 2010 explosion at Tesoro’s Anacortes oil refinery have settled a lawsuit against Tesoro and Shell Oil Co. Attorney David Beninger told KING-TV the wrongful death suit was settled last month …

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, Settles Police Corruption Case for $425K http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/01/31/319049.htm Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:23:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=319049 A federal lawsuit filed against the city of Tulsa by a man who was freed from prison following an investigation into police corruption has been settled for $425,000. Larry Wayne Barnes Sr. was convicted in April 2008 of two drug …

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$9M Settlement For Boy’s Cerebral Palsy from Hawaii Hospital http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/01/30/318943.htm Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:51:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=318943 Attorneys for a Virginia boy with cerebral palsy say his family and the military hospital in Hawaii where he was born have reached a tentative $9 million settlement. The amount, put on the record in federal court in Honolulu on …

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California School District to Pay $8M For Teacher Attack http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/01/24/318367.htm Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:48:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=318367 Eight Northern California families of special-needs students who were physically and verbally abused by a teacher during school will receive $8 million to settle a lawsuit. The Contra Costa Times reported the trustees of the Brentwood Unified School District voted …

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Missouri Settles with Nationwide Insurance over Workers’ Comp Inconsistencies http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/17/317587.htm Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:42:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=317587 Missouri insurance regulators announced a settlement agreement with Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Co. and Farmland Mutual Insurance Co. following a market conduct examination into the companies’ handling of workers’ compensation insurance. Department of Insurance Director John M. Huff reported that as …

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Wyoming Hitching Post Owners, Insurer Settle Suit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/01/17/317549.htm Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:30:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=317549 An insurance company has reached a confidential settlement agreement with the company that owns The Hitching Post Inn, the landmark Cheyenne, Wyo. hotel that lost its main lodge in an arson fire a few years ago. U.S. District Judge Nancy …

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Southern California Lawyer Convicted Of Using Cappers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/01/16/317425.htm Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:07:18 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=317425 Walter Martinez, 60, of Alta Loma, Calif. pled guilty to 43 felony counts of using cappers – recruiters paid from victims’ insurance settlement – to get clients for his practice. Martinez evidently his scheme with at least three cappers. “The …

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Utah Claims Settled by Phillips 66 for $2 Million http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/01/14/317077.htm Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:03:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=317077 Oil refiner Phillips 66 has paid $2 million to settle allegations it helped itself to a state fund for cleaning up damage from leaking fuel storage tanks even though it had insurance to cover the cleanups. Phillips 66 is among …

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Deputy Assault Lawsuit Settled By Washington County http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/01/03/316056.htm Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:46:16 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=316056 Yakima County, Wash. has settled a lawsuit stemming from an assault by an on-duty sheriff’s deputy against his estranged wife. The Yakima Herald reported the woman has reached a $250,000 settlement with the county. Michelle Moore had made a $10 …

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Montana Condo Accessibility Suit Settled http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/12/31/315804.htm Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:15:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=315804 A developer and construction company have agreed to make changes to a Bozeman, Mont. condominium following a federal lawsuit about handicap accessibility. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports in a story on Sunday that Saddle View Properties and Yellowstone Heritage Construction …

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Lubbock Settles Woman’s Texas Tech Injury Claim For $80K http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2013/12/27/315552.htm Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:55:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=315552 The city of Lubbock has agreed to pay $80,000 in a settlement with a woman injured when she stepped into a hole on her way out of a Texas Tech football game. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported that the Lubbock City …

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Texas Family Settles Lawsuit From 100-Vehicle Crash http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2013/12/27/315546.htm Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:46:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=315546 The family of the suburban Houston couple killed on Thanksgiving Day last year in a 100-vehicle pileup on a foggy stretch of Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas has settled a lawsuit it had filed. The Beaumont Enterprise reported details of …

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California Mom Agrees To Settle Suit Over Child Autopsy Photo http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/12/23/315358.htm Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:46:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=315358 A woman who sued San Diego County over the release of an autopsy photo of her 2-year-old son has settled the privacy case for $125,000. A lawyer for Brenda Marsh tells U-T San Diego that she settled the case before …

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‘Three Cups’ Insurer Lawsuit In Montana Dismissed http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/12/20/315155.htm Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:43:15 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=315155 A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the charity co-founded by “Three Cups of Tea” author Greg Mortenson against an insurance company. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen dismissed the lawsuit Thursday, more than a month after the Central Asia Institute …

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Former Michigan Court Employee Gets $250K Settlement in Harassment Case http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/12/20/315129.htm Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:23:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=315129 A former Bay County Friend of the Court employee who filed a federal lawsuit in Michigan saying she was sexually harassed is getting a $250,000 settlement. The Bay City Times reports it obtained details of the settlement involving Patricia McIver …

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Utah, Chevron Agree On $5.35M Fuel Spill Settlement http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/12/18/314950.htm Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:05:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=314950 Utah officials say they’ve come to a tentative $5.35 million settlement with Chevron after a pipeline leaked about 20,000 gallons of diesel fuel in northern Utah earlier this year. Chevron officials did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment Tuesday. …

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