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Judge Approves Settlement in Annapolis Housing Discrimination Lawsuit

A federal judge has approved a consent decree between the Maryland city of Annapolis and dozens of public housing residents. The Capital Gazette reported Tuesday that the decree will mandate that the city pay a $900,000 settlement in a discrimination …

Navajo Nation Reaches Settlements with Mining Companies

The Navajo Nation’s Department of Justice announced Wednesday it has settled with mining companies to resolve claims stemming from a 2015 spill that resulted in rivers in three western states being fouled with a bright-yellow plume of arsenic, lead and …

Drone Maker Settling for $25M in Military Gear Parts Suit

Aerial drone manufacturer Insitu in the Columbia River Gorge, Ore., will pay $25 million to settle allegations that its military drones were outfitted with used components instead of new ones. U.S. attorney Brian Moran said cases such as this one …

Former Washington Police Chief Getting $125K Settlement

A former Washington state police chief who was fired last year is expected to collect a $125,000 settlement. Michael Campos was fired in May as Wapato police chief with cause after an internal investigation found evidence to support allegations he …

Colorado City Settles with Man Shot by Stun Gun for $875K

The Boulder City Council in Colorado has approved an $875,000 settlement with a man who was injured after a police officer shot him with a stun gun in March 2019. Christopher Mahan got into the wrong Lyft vehicle while intoxicated …

Washington County, Deputy to Pay in Civil Case

An appellate court has ordered lawyers for a Washington state county and its deputy sheriff to pay more than $56,000 in attorney fees and costs for filing frivolous appeals in a federal civil-rights case filed by the family of a …

Washington Ambulance Company Settles Suit With Pregnant Employee

Ambulance company American Medical Response will settle a discrimination lawsuit after it refused to provide a pregnant Spokane, Washington employee a temporary reprieve from heavy-duty work, regulators announced Monday. AMR will pay $162,500 to a paramedic to resolve a lawsuit …

Acrobats Hurt in Rhode Island Circus Accident Reach $52.5M Settlement

Eight acrobats severely injured when the rigging suspending them by their hair plummeted to the floor during a circus performance in Rhode Island in 2014 have reached a $52.5 million settlement with the ownership and management of the arena where …

Insurance Journal’s Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2020: West Region

Wildfires were the big story in the Western U.S. in 2020. And a big underlying theme in those stories is what was being done to deal with them. One of the top stories in Insurance Journal’s Western region was when …

Washington Drug Chain Settles over Invalid Prescriptions

The U.S. Department of Justice says it and Bartell Drugs have resolved allegations that the pharmacy chain filled invalid prescriptions between July 2016 and August 2020 in violation of the Controlled Substances Act. U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran said under …