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Utah Family Reaches Settlement with University over Son’s Slack Line Death

Utah State University has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the family of a college student who was killed in August 2013 when he hit a rope tied between two trees known as a “slack line” while riding his bike. Ricky …

Oregon Homeowners Association to Settle Motor Home Incident for $300K

A homeowners association will pay $300,000 to a Keizer family as part of a settlement for banning a motor home from being parked in the family’s driveway. The Statesman Journal reported that Gary, Renee and Khrizma Kuhn agreed to dismiss …

Partial Settlement for Victims of California Balcony Fall

The victims of a balcony collapse in Berkeley, Calif., that killed six college students have reached a settlement with some of the companies they sued in 2015. The settlements are confidential, said lawyers for the families of the students who …

$11.4M Settlement from California Oxygen Equipment Supplier

A company in California’s Bay Area that sells home oxygen equipment has agreed to pay more than $11 million to settle allegations that it profited from filing false reimbursement claims with the government. The San Francisco Chronicle reported the Justice …

Colorado City Agrees to Pay $212K in Racial Profiling Suit

A Colorado city has agreed to pay $212,000 to settle a racial profiling lawsuit over the arrest of two black men that was captured on cellphone video and widely viewed on social media. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported the city …

$1M Settlement in Police Shooting in Colorado Capital

City councilors in Denver, Colo. have approved a nearly $1 million settlement with the family of a teenager who was shot and killed by police while driving a stolen car toward an officer in 2015. The proposed settlement in the …

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 …