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Insurance Plays Key Role in Civil Rights Settlements Against Law Enforcement

Municipalities, their insurers and risk pools should be heeding the current public re-examination of police and prosecutorial actions taking place across the country, according to an insurance policyholder attorney who works on civil rights cases. Attorney Alexander Brown sees the …

Supreme Court Returns Racial Bias Lawsuit Against Comcast TV to Lower Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court’s ruling that had given the green light to comedian-turned-media entrepreneur Byron Allen’s $20 billion racial bias lawsuit against Comcast Corp. that accused the cable television operator of discriminating against …

Massachusetts Town Settles with Family of Man Killed by Police for $3.75M

The town of Framingham, Mass., has reached a $3.75 million settlement with the family of a grandfather accidentally shot and killed by police during a 2011 drug raid. The town announced Wednesday that the settlement with the family of 68-year-old …