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Family of Ugandan Awarded $10.5M for Utah Park Death

Family members of a Ugandan human rights activist killed in an accident at Arches National Park will get more than $10 million in damages, a federal judge ruled. Though the amount was substantially less than pursued, attorneys representing the family …

$32M Settlement in California Child Welfare Lawsuit

Central California’s Tulare County will pay $32 million to settle a lawsuit alleging its child welfare agency failed to respond to reports of abuse involving an infant boy who was hospitalized for malnutrition and suffered brain damage, plaintiffs’ attorneys said …

California County Paying $12M in Beating and Stun Gun Death

San Diego County will pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit by the family of a man who died after he was beaten, shocked with a stun gun and hogtied by sheriff’s deputies in 2015. The settlement approved by a …

New Mexico DA Charging Baldwin, Armorer in Movie Set Death

New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced on Thursday that her office will file criminal charges in the “Rust” film-set shooting against actor and producer Alec Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed. Each will be charged with two counts …

Closed Illinois Plant’s Ex-Operator Settling Suits For $408M

WILLOWBROOK, Ill. (AP) – The former operator of a suburban Chicago medical equipment cleaning plant has agreed to pay $408 million to settle hundreds of lawsuits alleging that the now-shuttered facility exposed residents to a toxic industrial gas and caused …

Owner of Ill. Facility Where 3 Women Died Agrees to $16M Payout

CHICAGO (AP) – The owner operators of a senior living facility on Chicago’s North Side where three women were found dead amid high heat last May have reached a $16 million settlement with the women’s families. Gateway Apartments Ltd. and …

ONEOK, Insurers Agree to $930M Settlement Over Natural Gas Plant Explosion

Tulsa, Oklahoma-based natural gas provider ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE: OKE) announced that it has reached an agreement with its insurers to settle all claims for physical damage and business interruption related to an explosion at a natural gas plant in Medford, …

Google Paying Indiana $20M to Resolve Privacy Suit

Google will pay Indiana $20 million to resolve the state’s lawsuit against the technology giant over allegedly deceptive location tracking practices, state Attorney General Todd Rokita announced. Rokitas filed a separate lawsuit against Google when negotiations between the company and …

$698M Deal Ending Oregon’s Monsanto PCB Pollution Lawsuit

Bayer, the German pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, will pay Oregon $698 million to end a lawsuit over PCB pollution associated with products made by Monsanto, the agriculture giant it now owns. It’s the largest environmental damage recovery in Oregon’s history …

California Lumber Mill Linked to Deadly Blaze Settles

A lumber company that owns a Northern California wood veneers manufacturing plant linked to a deadly fast-spreading blaze that killed two people and sent thousands fleeing for their lives has reached a settlement agreement with more than 700 people who …