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Hawaii Homeowners Get $27M in Development Dispute

A Hawaii jury has awarded Ewa Beach homeowners about $27 million in a lawsuit against a developer trying to build a recreational lagoon instead of the marina it originally planned. The jury ruled Tuesday that Haseko must pay $1,300 for …

Uber Settles with Alaska over Unpaid Workers’ Comp

The ridesharing service Uber has agreed to pay Alaska more than $77,900 in connection to unpaid workers’ compensation insurance for its drivers. In the Aug. 25 settlement, the company admitted no wrongdoing, but agreed not to return to Alaska until …

Judge OKs $415M Settlement in Worker Suit Against Silicon Valley Giants

A U.S. judge has granted final approval to a $415 million settlement that ends a high profile lawsuit in which workers accused Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley companies of conspiring to hold down salaries. The plaintiffs alleged that …

Geico Agrees To $6M Settlement over Business Practices in California

Geico has agreed to pay $6 million dollars and implement several changes to their business practices as part of a settlement with the California Department of Insurance, CDI announced on Monday. The settlement stems from a petition in which Consumer Federation …

Former California School District Admin to Get $300K Settlement

A former deputy superintendent for the Twin Rivers Unified School District in Northern California will receive $300,000, settling a lawsuit she filed against district officials after she was fired in 2012. The Sacramento Bee reported the school district, its former …

Court Decision May Impact Workers’ Comp Side Agreements in California

A recent court decision may have the potential to change the practice of side agreements in workers’ compensation policies California, a practice that some say often goes on under the regulatory radar. Zurich American Insurance Co. and American Zurich Insurance …

Uber, Driver Attorneys Steering Toward Crucial California Hearing

Uber Technologies Inc. is jostling with drivers suing for reimbursement of their expenses in advance of an important hearing next week in the fight over whether drivers are independent contractors or employees entitled to benefits. Three drivers sued Uber in …

Colorado School District Settles With Teacher Who Claimed Discrimination

A southern Colorado school district accused of promoting evangelical Christian ideals has reached a settlement with a teacher who filed a lawsuit claiming religious discrimination. Robert Basevitz, who is Jewish, filed a suit in May saying that the Fremont RE-2 …

Montana Man Who Killed Student Settles Suit, Includes Insurance Money

A man who is serving a 70-year prison sentence for killing a German exchange student in his garage has settled a lawsuit filed by the victim’s family, in part by surrendering all his guns to the boy’s parents. Markus Kaarma …

Water District in California Oks Actor Tom Selleck’s Settlement Offer

A California water district has accepted Tom Selleck’s offer of more than $21,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused the actor of taking water he wasn’t entitled to for his 60-acre ranch. Directors of the Calleguas Municipal Water District in …