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Lawsuit in Montana Rafting Death Finally Settled

A wrongful death lawsuit filed against a Montana whitewater rafting company has been settled out of court. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported that the suit was settled mid-trial last week for an undisclosed amount. In 2015, Brian Niedermeyer died on …

Montana School District Will Pay $350K in Harassment Suit

A western Montana school district has agreed to pay $350,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed school officials did not adequately protect a student from being harassed and groped by a music teacher. KTMF-TV reported the notice of settlement was …

Utah University Settles Suit Alleging Retaliation

The former head of Utah Valley University’s anti-discrimination office has reached a settlement with the college after the woman filed a lawsuit accusing the school of unfairly firing her after she raised concerns about discrimination against women and non-Mormons. The …

$251K Settlement After Jailers in Oregon Sic Dog on Man

The insurance provider for Columbia County, Ore. will pay $251,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former inmate who claimed jail deputies turned their police dog on him in retaliation for calling one of them a disparaging name. The …

School District in California Settles Teacher Sex Suit for $5M

The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of a student who was molested by a teacher when she was 13. It would be the largest payout the nation’s second-largest school …

Transit Authority in Washington Settles Bus Fatality for $7.7M

King County Metro Transit in Washington has apologized and made a multimillion-dollar payment to the family of an Amazon employee who was killed last year by a turning bus. The Seattle Times reports 43-year-old John Ahn had finished dinner with …

Hawaii Private School Pays $65M to Sex Abuse Victims

A private school system in Hawaii has paid $65 million to 32 people who sued the institution for the sexual abuse perpetrated decades ago by a psychiatric consultant. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported the payment Kamehameha Schools made this week is …

Socal Gas Settles Motorcycle Crash Lawsuit For $46M

Southern California Gas Co. has agreed to pay $46 million to settle a lawsuit by a motorcyclist who was struck and badly injured by a company driver who suffered an epileptic seizure. U.S. Air Force Capt. Jason Lo was stopped …

Washington Packing House to Pay $525K in Sexual Harassment Settlement

A Grant County, Wash. vegetable-packing house will pay $525,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging a supervisor groped, propositioned and retaliated against female workers. The Seattle Times reports State Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the settlement announced with Quincy-based Horning Brothers …

$28M Settlement for Washington Crash Survivor

Washington state has agreed to pay a $28 million settlement to woman who was left quadriplegic in wreck on Interstate 5 in DuPont. The News Tribune reported 20-year-old Skylar Seward filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Transportation after …