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New Mexico Woman Settles Solitary Confinement Suit

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 …

Nevada Settles Suit With Shackled Pregnant Inmate

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 …

Teen’s Wrongful Death on Hawaii Kayak Tour Lawsuit Settled

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 …

Deal Reached In Southern California School Lawsuit

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, …

Washington Lawsuit Settled In 2010 Tesoro Refinery Blast

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 …

Tulsa, Oklahoma, Settles Police Corruption Case for $425K

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 …

$9M Settlement For Boy’s Cerebral Palsy from Hawaii Hospital

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 …

California School District to Pay $8M For Teacher Attack

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 …

Missouri Settles with Nationwide Insurance over Workers’ Comp Inconsistencies

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 …

Wyoming Hitching Post Owners, Insurer Settle Suit

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 …