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Uber Finally Gets $1-per-Driver Pay Settlement in California

Though at first Uber Technologies Inc. didn’t succeed in settling a lawsuit by California drivers alleging labor-code violations, it tried and tried again. A Los Angeles state judge finally said on Tuesday she’s comfortable approving a $7.75 million deal offering …

GEO in Arizona to Pay $550K to Settle Sex Harassment and Retaliation Suit

The GEO Group Inc., operator of the Central Arizona Correctional Facility and Arizona State Prison-Florence West Facility in Florence, will pay $550,000 and furnish other relief to settle lawsuits for sexual harassment and retaliation filed by the U.S. Equal Employment …

Former Washington Officer Settles for $6M Settlement in Wrongful Conviction

A former Vancouver, Wash. police officer has agreed to a $6 million settlement after he spent nearly 20 years in prison on a wrongful conviction of sexually abusing three children in 1980s. Clyde Ray Spencer will receive more than $5 …

Another Settlement Reached in Berkeley Balcony Collapse Lawsuit

Another lawsuit settlement has been reached over a 2015 balcony collapse in Berkeley, Calif. that killed six college students and injured seven other people. A lawyer for victims and families of the dead announced this week that a partial settlement …

California District Settles Suit over Boy Killed While Walking to School in Fog

A California school district has settled a lawsuit from the family of a 9-year-old boy who was killed by a vehicle while walking to school in fog in 2015. The Fresno Bee reported the Parlier Unified School District will pay …

Family to Get $4.8M in New Jersey Crash Involving ‘Melrose’ Actress

The family of a woman killed in a 2010 crash involving a “Melrose Place” actress will receive a $4.8 million settlement. NJ.com reports most of the money will come from the hosts of a party where actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer was …

GM Settles Alleged Defects Concealment Suit with California County

General Motors has agreed to a $13.9 million settlement with Orange County, Calif., after prosecutors accused the auto giant of concealing serious safety defects to avoid costly recalls and part replacements. The lawsuit, filed in 2014, accused GM of deceptive …

Los Angeles to Settle Suit over Man Injured in Crosswalk Accident for $15M

Los Angeles will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit by a man who was struck by a car in a Hollywood crosswalk and left with permanent brain damage. The Los Angeles Times reported that the City Council voted this …

Los Angeles Will Pay $7.5M To Paralyzed Cyclist

Los Angeles will pay $7.5 million to a bicycle rider who was paralyzed when he crashed after hitting uneven pavement. The Los Angeles Times reported says the City Council voted this week to approve a payout to settle William Yao’s …

$1.3M From Archdiocese in Washington to Settle Sex Abuse Case

The Seattle Archdiocese in Washington has paid $1.3 million to settle a sex-abuse lawsuit involving a former member of a religious order who taught in its schools. A man sued the archdiocese in 2015, alleging the church knew Edward Courtney …