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$14M Settlement Reached in California Sex Case

Two women who alleged they were sexually abused by a teacher at a San Francisco Bay Area school reached a $14 million settlement with the district. David Ring, the women’s attorney, said they will each receive $7 million under the …

Settlement Reached In California Boy’s Suicide After Bullying

The mother of a Central California teenager who committed suicide after years of anti-gay bullying has reached a $750,000 settlement with her son’s school district. Wendy Walsh, whose 13-year-old son, Seth, hanged himself in 2010, accused the Tehachapi Unified School …

Appeals Court Won’t Rehear BP Gulf Settlement Issue

A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its previous ruling that businesses don’t have to prove they were directly harmed by BP’s 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill to collect settlement payments. The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit …

Worker Settles Lawsuit Over Facebook Page With Maui

Maui County in Hawaii is settling a federal lawsuit that alleged unconstitutional interference with a Facebook page. Settlement terms include the county paying $25,000 in attorneys’ fees and damages and re-writing its anti-harassment policy, the American Civil Liberties Union of …

North Dakota Pasta Maker to Repay $5M in Settlement of False-Advertising Lawsuit

A company accused of falsely advertising the health benefits of its nationally distributed Dreamfields Pasta line has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit and pay $5 million to consumers who bought the products in the last decade. The complaint, filed …

BNSF Settles Lawsuit with Montana City Over Contamination

BNSF Railway has settled a lawsuit filed by landowners living near a former railroad tie treatment plant near Somers, Mont. BNSF spokesman Matt Jones told the Flathead Beacon the settlement reached last month calls for the company to buy most …

University of California and Former Surgical Director Settle For $10M

The University of California has agreed to pay $10 million to a former surgical chairman who says he was the victim of retaliation after pointing out conflicts of interest at UCLA’s medical school. The Los Angeles Times reported UC regents …

Heavy Asbestos Fines for Hanford Contractors in Washington

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 …

Oregon State University Pays $101K Settle Campus Paper Suit

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 …

St. Louis Tent Collapse Wrongful Death Claim Settled for $548K

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 …