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J&J Reaches Opioid Settlement with New Mexico

Johnson & Johnson on Friday said it had agreed to pay $44 million to resolve claims that it fueled the opioid epidemic in New Mexico, a state which originally opted against participating in a nationwide settlement resolving thousands of similar …

$525K to Settle Las Vegas Suit over Man Who Was Shot While Running Away

A man who dropped a gun and ran naked from police before being shot by an officer outside a church in 2017 has accepted a $525,000 settlement to end a federal lawsuit against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and …

$100K for Protest Lawsuit Settlement in Oregon Approved

The City Council in Portland, Oregon, unanimously approved of paying $100,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed against police by a man who said he was pepper sprayed, thrown to the ground and unlawfully arrested during a September 2020 protest. …

$4M Settlement in Washington Foster Abuse Case

The state of Washington has agreed to a $4 million settlement for two former foster children who were abused and sexually assaulted. The record-breaking settlement comes out of a sex abuse lawsuit for the two sisters, who were four and …

Catholic Archdiocese in Washington Settles Sexual Abuse Claim

Seattle’s Catholic archdiocese has agreed to pay a Washington woman $725,000 as part of an early dispute resolution to her lawsuit alleging an unidentified employee sexually abused her at the Catholic school she attended more than 40 years ago. The …

Allergan Settles for $200M with New York Over Opioids

Pharmaceutical company Allergan Finance LLC will pay $200 million to New York state and two of its counties as part of an agreement that removes it from an ongoing state lawsuit over the opioid crisis, state Attorney General Letitia James …

Connecticut Town Settles Housing Lawsuit Over Group Home Denial

The town of Wolcott, Connecticut, said Monday it has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit filed after it failed to allow a group home for mentally disabled adults to open in a residential neighborhood. The U.S. Justice Department said the …

$3.5M Police Wrongful-Death Suit Settled in Washington

Seattle, Washington will pay $3.5 million to settle a wrongful-death civil lawsuit filed on behalf of the children of a pregnant Black woman who was fatally shot by two white Seattle police officers in 2017. Karen Koehler, a Seattle attorney …

Virginia School District Suit Settled Over Treatment of Students with Disabilities

Virginia’s largest school district has reached a settlement with parents and advocacy groups over the treatment of students with disabilities. The Washington Post reported that the settlement effectively ends more than two years of litigation against the Fairfax County Public …

Trial of Ex-Teacher in Massachusetts Charged with Assault on Student to Start

A former Massachusetts middle school teacher accused of inappropriately touching a student is scheduled to go on trial Monday. Jeffrey Knight, a former Cohasset Middle School teacher, faces multiple indecent assault and battery on a child charges in Quincy District …