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Family of Unarmed Man Killed by Washington Police Settles for $13M

The city of Lakewood, Wash., its police chief and two officers have agreed to pay $13 million to the family of an unarmed black man who was killed four years ago as he clutched his 4-year-old son following a four-hour …

$2M Settlement for Injured Pedestrian in Hawaii

Officials in Honolulu, Hawaii have agreed to a $2 million settlement to a woman who was hit by a car while crossing a street in 2014. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported the city approved the payment last month to Mariah Tinay, …

School District in California Settles Sex Abuse Cases for $15M

A Southern California school district agreed to pay more than $15 million to settle lawsuits by eight former students who say they were sexually abused by teachers and staff members, attorneys announced this week. The three cases involved former female …

Washington City, Insurer Settle with Utility over Fire Started by Police

A city in eastern Washington state has agreed to a settlement with a power company after a large fire started last year during a gun-shooting training exercise for local police officers. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the Yakima city council on …

$265K Settlement over Autistic Man’s Arrest in Alaska

Kodiak officials have agreed to pay $265,000 to an autistic man who was forcibly detained and pepper-sprayed by police. The city is settling the lawsuit filed in February 2016 by the guardians of 30-year-old Nicholas Pletnikoff, who said police were …

BNSF Settles Suit from Montana Derailment Agreeing to Pay $750K on Repairs

BNSF Railway has agreed to pay the U.S. government $200,000 and spend up to $750,000 on road repairs to settle claims that the company failed to pay for damages caused by a 2011 train derailment in northwestern Montana, government prosecutors …

Alorica in California Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit For $3.5M

The U.S. District Court has approved a consent decree between Irvine, Calif.-based Alorica Inc. and the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for $3.5 million and remedial measures to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit, the federal agency announced today. According …

Second Group Reaches $11.5M Settlement in Washington Landslide

A second group of relatives of people killed in the deadly Oso landslide has reached an $11.5 million settlement with Washington state and a timber company that logged an area above the site of the collapse. The Daily Herald reported …

$750K Settlement in Utah Sexual Misconduct Suit

The city of Provo, Utah has reached a $750,000 settlement with five women who say it failed to take action to protect them from alleged sexual harassment and assault by a former police chief. Mayor Michelle Kaufusi said in a …

Mueller Industries Settles Disability Discrimination Suit in California for $1M

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has settled a disability discrimination lawsuit in California against a global metal goods manufacturer Mueller Industries Inc. for $1 million and other injunctive relief. According to the EEOC, Memphis, Tenn.-based Mueller violated federal law …