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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 …

Gonzaga University Settles For $400K in Student Death

Gonzaga University has paid $400,000 to the family of Christopher Gormley, a student from Everett who died on a kayak trip organized by the school. The 18-year-old Gormley was one of seven people on a kayak trip to Rock Lake …

Case Of Utah Boy Who Killed Himself Gets Settled

The family of a 14-year-old Utah boy who say their son was bullied prior to committing suicide outside a school in a Salt Lake City suburb has reached a settlement with the school district, the two sides announced Monday. The …

Settlement Reached in Missouri Traffic Camera Lawsuits

Hundreds of thousands of people who got tickets when their vehicles were photographed running red lights in Missouri could be in line to get some money back, under a proposed legal settlement announced on Sept. 26. Attorneys for ticketed drivers …