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$5M Deal Reached Between California and TV Component Makers

California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she has reached a nearly $5 million settlement with five electronics manufacturers accused of fixing prices on television and computer components. Harris’ office announced the deal with LG, Hitachi, Panasonic, Toshiba and Samsung on …

Oregon Ice Cream Company Pays $55K Fine in EPA Settlement

The Oregon Ice Cream Co. has agreed to pay $55,000 for violating federal safety rules at its Eugene plant. In 2011, Environmental Protection Agency inspectors found that the company failed to meet industry safety standards for its ammonia refrigeration equipment …

Archdiocese in Washington Settles 8 Abuse Cases for $9M

The Seattle Archdiocese in Washington will pay just over $9 million to eight women who were sexually abused as children by a former priest in Whatcom and Skagit counties. The abuse occurred between 1968 and 1974 at churches in Burlington, …

L.A. Gives Nod to $30M Gang Injunction Suit Settlement

The city of Los Angeles has agreed to spend up to $30 million to settle a lawsuit that challenged widespread injunctions that restrict the movements of thousands of suspected gang members. The City Council voted to fund nonprofit organizations to …

Los Angeles Sidewalk Plan Passes off Responsibility for Future Repairs

A joint City Council committee has backed a sidewalk repair plan that calls for Los Angeles to cover the cost of the first repair, then hand off the responsibility for future fixes back to the property owner. The Los Angeles …

Organizers of Salt Lake Comic Con Closer to Name Rights Settlement

The organizers of Salt Lake Comic Con and San Diego Comic-Con say they’re getting closer to settling a court battle over naming rights. Attorneys for the two pop-culture conventions say they have been able to resolve many of their disagreements …

Attorney: U. of Oklahoma Settles Suit over Painting Stolen by Nazis

An attorney for a French woman who sued the University of Oklahoma over a painting that the Nazis stole from her family says a settlement has been reached and that the university will return the painting to her. New York …

Uber to Pay $28M to Settle Claims over Its ‘Safe Rides Fee’

Uber Technologies Inc. said it will pay $28.5 million to settle claims that a $1 “safe rides fee” charged to riders was misleading because its background checks on drivers aren’t as rigorous as the company advertised. The company said in …

Texas Man Who Drove Car into Gulf Sentenced For Insurance Fraud

An exotic car salvage yard owner in Lufkin, Texas has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to insurance fraud. The Houston Chronicle reported that in November 2009, Andy House drove his sports …

Montana County Reaches $650K Settlement in Asbestos Exposure Case

Yellowstone County, Mont. has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle a case brought by a former courthouse janitor who eventually died of mesothelioma. The Billings Gazette reported the county reached the settlement in November with the estate of Lauren DuPuis, …