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Massachusetts Septic Hauler to Pay Fine to Settle Illegal Dumping Lawsuit

A Massachusetts septic hauling company has agreed to pay up to $500,000 to settle allegations that it dumped waste into a local town’s sewer system to avoid paying disposal fees. State Attorney General Maura Healey said Friday that as part …

New Orleans Archdiocese nears Settlement with US over Katrina Aid

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans is nearing a settlement with federal authorities in a lawsuit alleging fraud involving Hurricane Katrina aid, according to court records filed on July 27. The federal court filing in New Orleans says federal …

New Jersey Woman Critically Hurt in Car Crash Receives $4.5M Settlement

A New Jersey woman who was permanently injured in a crash last year with a volunteer firefighter answering a fire call has settled a lawsuit for $4.6 million. NJ.com reports that 56-year-old Melinda Baker, of Manuta, received $4.5 million from …

Family of Massachusetts Youth Killed in Blast Settles Suit Against Company

The family of a teenager killed during a 2018 gas explosion that injured a dozen others and destroyed scores of homes in three Boston suburbs settled its lawsuit against Columbia Gas of Massachusetts on Tuesday. Leonel Rondon died when his …

Maine Marketing Firm Settles Lawsuit with Employee Claiming She Was Drugged

A Maine marketing firm has settled a lawsuit with a former employee who claimed she was drugged at a company party and fired after requesting accommodations to recover. The Portland Press Herald reports an attorney for Trueline Publishing told the …

First Case Settled in Fatal Missouri Duck Boat Sinking

The owner of a tourist boat that sank in a Missouri lake and killed 17 people has reached a settlement with relatives of two brothers who were among the victims. The Kansas City Star reports that lawyers for Ervin and …

Duck Boat Owner, Missouri Family Settle Suit Over Fatal Sinking

The company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake in the summer, killing 17 people, has settled the first of several lawsuits filed in the accident. William Bright, 65, and his 63-year-old wife, Janice, of Higginsville, …

Injured Elevator Technician Settles Suit Against New Jersey Building Owner for $2M

An elevator technician who was injured while working on a six-story building in New Jersey has settled his lawsuit against the building’s owner for more than $2 million. Lawyers for Brett Riccio tell NJ.com the settlement was reached late last …

$4M Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over Boating Death

The parents of a man who died in a Virginia boating accident have reached a $4 million settlement in a lawsuit they filed over his death. Graham McCormick’s family sued his friend, John Randolph Hooper of Richmond, Va., accusing him …

Settlement Reached in Suit Against Minnesota Hospital over Discarded Baby Remains

A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit filed against a St. Paul hospital after staff accidentally discarded a woman’s stillborn baby in dirty laundry instead of cremating the remains. Regions Hospital’s attorney informed the judge presiding over the case …