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$50M Proposed Settlement Reached in Washington Landslide Lawsuit

The attorneys representing the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state of Washington over a deadly 2014 landslide have announced a proposed $50 million settlement on the eve of a trial. The Seattle Times reported the tentative pact was reached …

Mortgage Companies in Utah Will Settle for $10M

Two Utah mortgage lenders will pay a total of nearly $10 million to settle allegations that they approved borrowers without documenting information like income and credit history. The U.S. Department of Justice said this week that the Salt Lake City-based companies …

Judge Rules Uber Can Settle with Customers over Tips

Uber Technologies Inc. won permission to settle claims it misled consumers by charging them a 20 percent “gratuity” even though drivers got only about half of it. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco on Thursday gave preliminary approval …

University of Colorado Business School Settles Discrimination Suit for $40k

The University of Colorado has paid a former business school staffer $40,000 to settle a federal gender discrimination complaint. The Daily Camera reported that Robin Miglarese, the former associate director of operations in executive education for the Leeds School of …

Insurer Agrees to $100K Settlement in Washington Dog Shooting Suit

An insurance company contesting an arbitrator’s award following the shooting death of a dog by a neighbor has agreed to settle for $100,000. The Seattle Times reported Liberty Mutual settled with the attorney representing Jim Anderson of Eltopia. Anderson’s 7-year-old …

$3.5M Settlement for Family of Dead Washington Bicyclist

The city of Seattle, Wash. has paid $3.5 million to the family of a bicyclist who died two years ago in a collision with a truck in downtown Seattle. The Seattle Times reported the payment resolves a claim that the city’s …

Washington Transit Operator Settles with Cyclist for $2.75M

Kitsap Transit has settled a lawsuit with a Washington woman who was hit by a bus while riding her bicycle near Poulsbo. The Kitsap Sun reported the Washington State Transit Insurance Pool, of which Kitsap Transit is a member, settled …

California School District Paying $10.5M in Chicken Suit Attack

A California school district has agreed to pay $10.5 million to a former student who suffered brain damage when he was mobbed while wearing a chicken costume at a pep rally. Kern County High School District agreed to the settlement …

Colorado City Settles Discrimination Claim from Former Employee

The city of Boulder, Colo. has agreed to pay $64,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former employee who says she was discriminated against after coming out as a lesbian. The Daily Camera reported that city officials on Friday said …

Judge in California Approves Lyft’s $27M Driver Settlement Deal

A U.S. judge granted preliminary approval to ride service Lyft’s $27 million settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by California drivers who claimed they should be deemed employees instead of independent contractors. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San …