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UC Berkeley Settles Law Dean Sexual Harassment Allegations Lawsuit

A legal settlement has been reached between the University of California, Berkeley, the former dean of its law school, and his former assistant, who said he sexually harassed her. The settlement between the school, former dean Sujit Choudhry and the …

Utah School District to Pay $100K over Girl’s ‘Drunk Goggles’ Injury

A Utah school district agreed to pay $100,000 to the family of a teenage girl who was injured while wearing goggles to simulate drunkenness in a 2014 health class experiment. The Davis School District will put more than $61,000 into …

New Mexico Gets $50M Tobacco Settlement Payment

New Mexico this year will receive the largest tobacco settlement payment it has ever received from the industry. The state attorney general’s office made the $50 million announcement this week, saying the payment includes an additional $14.5 million as a …

California Girl Struck by Car Could Get $15.9M from Suit

A Southern California girl who was struck by a car on her way to school may receive $15.9 million for her medical expenses. The Orange County Register reported that 11-year-old Paulina Perez was hit by the car two years ago …

Uber Settlement to Give California Drivers $1 Each Does Not Win Over Judge

Uber Technologies Inc. failed to persuade a judge to approve a settlement offering 1.6 million California drivers an average of $1.08 each to dispense with alleged labor-code violations that their lawyer earlier claimed might have been worth billions of dollars. …

Uber Settlement with Drivers Ignites Battle Among Rival Lawyers

Another Uber Technologies Inc. lawsuit settlement is under siege, with warring lawyers for drivers again trying to tear the deal apart. The company wants a Los Angeles judge to bless a proposal to pay 1.6 million California drivers about a …

Transgender Veteran Settles California Suit over Being Denied A Haircut

A Riverside County, Calif. transgender Army veteran has settled a lawsuit against a Rancho Cucamonga barbershop that refused to cut women’s hair. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed. The Press-Enterprise reported that as part of the settlement The …

Transit Operator in Northern California OKs $1M Settlement

Bay Area Rapid Transit has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the agency of violating waste and hazardous-materials laws. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the transit agency agreed to pay $1.275 million to …

2 California School Districts Will Settle Teacher Sex Case for $5M

Two California school districts will pay most of a roughly $5 million settlement to a girl who was sexually abused by a former high school teacher. Jeremy Monn is serving a seven-year sentence after being convicted in 2015 for having …

Montana Settles with Asbestos Victims for $25M

The state of Montana has reached settlements totaling $25 million with more than 1,000 victims of asbestos-related disease over claims that health officials failed to bring attention to the hazards of a contaminated mine. The Flathead Beacon reported that the …