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$125K Settlement for Oregon Man Injured in Police Chase

A cab driver seriously hurt after being hit while a Portland, Ore. police officer chased a motorist the wrong way down Interstate 84 will receive a $125,000 settlement from the city. The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to pay Ethiopia …

University in Utah, Parents Didn’t Settle Lawsuit Over Slain Student

The University of Utah did not reach a settlement after two of mediation with the parents of slain track star Lauren McCluskey who filed a $56 million lawsuit over her death in 2018. The McCluskeys’ attorney Jim McConkie described the …

New Mexico Hospital Paying to Settle Retaliation Claim

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said a northern New Mexico hospital will pay $98,000 to settle a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the agency. The case against Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe was filed …

Las Vegas Businessman Reaches $21M Settlement in Fatal DUI Crash

A prominent Las Vegas businessman awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in a deadly drunken driving crash has reached a $21 million settlement in a lawsuit by the family of a mother of three killed in the wreck. Real estate broker …

Wrongfully Convicted Missouri Man Gets $8M Settlement

A southeastern Missouri city has agreed to an $8 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by a man who spent 17 years in prison for murder before the state Supreme Court overturned his conviction. Jonathan Douglass, the city manager of …

New Jersey Woman Struck by Telephone Pole to Receive $125M from Verizon

The family of a woman who was paralyzed when she was struck by a falling telephone pole as she waited for a bus is to receive $125 million to settle a lawsuit against Verizon. Maria Meister was commuting from Union …

Fatal Teen Shooting in Washington Settled For $2.25M

King County in Washington has agreed to settle a civil rights lawsuit for $2.25 million, an apology and a sheriff’s promise to pursue a new policy to be named after the teenage victim of a fatal police shooting. The settlement …

Executive And His Companies to Pay $1.8M to Settle California Harassment Suit

A former Northern California business executive and his companies will pay $1.8 million to settle a lawsuit by the state accusing him of sexually harassing a female employee, according to a newspaper report. California officials announced the settlement last week …

$1.4M to Mother of Homeless Man Killed by Police in California

A San Francisco Bay Area city has agreed to pay $1.4 million to the mother of a homeless man killed by police after they found him in a residential neighborhood with a gun in his hand. The April 23 vote …

Parents of UConn Student Settle Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $1M

The parents of a University of Connecticut student who was run over and killed by a campus fire department truck in 2016 have settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the state and other defendants for about $1 million, according to …