settlement News

School Bus Firm Agrees to Settle California Safety Suit for $11.5M

An attorney representing mechanics for a school bus company says the company has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle a California lawsuit claiming they used unsafe buses to transport San Francisco students. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that two …

Washington Judge OKs Mobile Home Lawsuit Settlement

A Grant County judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement in a class action lawsuit filed by mobile homeowners against their landlord in central Washington. The lawsuit alleges that Royal Coachman Mobile Home Park, in the town of Royal …

Oregon Hospital Settles for $13M in Botched Water-Birth Suit

The parents of a newborn boy deprived of oxygen during a bungled water birth attempt have settled a lawsuit against a Portland, Ore. hospital for $13 million. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the settlement with the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center is the …

Uber Driver First Named to Lead Suit Opposes $100M Settlement

The driver originally named to lead a class-action lawsuit over pay and benefits against Uber Technologies Inc. is opposing the rideshare company’s $100 million settlement, saying he was duped by the drivers’ lawyer into signing on to the deal. Douglas …

Washington Cyclist Gets $400K Payout After Being Struck by Councilwoman

A bicyclist who collided with former Seattle City Councilwoman Sally Clark as she drove to a speaking engagement is being paid $400,000 under the terms of a settlement. The Seattle Times reported that the city is on the hook for …

Gun Maker, Ex-California Policeman Settle Suit Over Shooting by Child

The Glock gun company has settled a lawsuit filed by a former Los Angeles police officer who was shot and paralyzed by his 3-year-old son. City News Service says attorneys for Glock and former Officer Enrique Chavez told a judge …

Lyft Raises Offer to Drivers to $27M in Contractors V. Employees Suit

Lyft Inc. raised its proposed payout to 163,000 California drivers to $27 million in their lawsuit to be treated as employees rather than contractors. The revised settlement comes after a San Francisco federal judge rejected an earlier $12.5 million offer, saying …

Montana City, Others Reach $7.5M Settlement in Landfill Suit

The city of Bozeman, Mont., a housing developer and an engineering firm have reached a $7.5 million settlement agreement in a lawsuit filed by homeowners who said the city approved a subdivision near a former landfill that is leaking fumes …

$250K Settlement in Veteran’s Death Endorsed by Arkansas Panel

A legislative committee has endorsed a $250,000 settlement with the state’s veterans department over a World War II veteran who died while his nurse went to eat her lunch. The Joint Budget Committee’s Claims Subcommittee approved the settlement this week, …

Uber Settles with Blind Riders over Service Animals

Uber and advocates for the blind have reached a lawsuit settlement in which the ridesharing company agrees to require that existing and new drivers confirm they understand their legal obligations to transport riders with guide dogs or other service animals, …