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Parents of UConn Student Settle Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $1M

The parents of a University of Connecticut student who was run over and killed by a campus fire department truck in 2016 have settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the state and other defendants for about $1 million, according to …

Equifax to Pay $18M Over Data Breach Affecting Nearly Three Million Mass. Residents

One of the largest consumer credit reporting agencies in the country has agreed to pay $18.2 million and undertake significant injunctive relief following a massive data breach in 2017 that compromised the personal information of nearly three million Massachusetts residents, …

Washington Attorney General Sues Facebook Over Campaign Ads

Washington state is suing Facebook – again – for selling political ads without disclosing all necessary information about who’s behind them. Attorney General Bob Ferguson first sued Facebook over the issue in 2018, with the company agreeing to a $238,00 …

PG&E’s Plan to Pay $19M from California Wildfire Victims Fund OK’d

The Northern California victims of catastrophic wildfires caused by Pacific Gas & Electric’s decaying electrical grid will have at least $19 million siphoned way from a $13.5 billion fund for their losses to cover administrative costs. A bankruptcy judge said …

Oregon School District Paying $410K to Employee Who Raised Concerns

Portland Public Schools in Oregon will pay $410,000 to a former employee who said she was fired for raising red flags over a lack of safety for seventh-graders working with dangerous equipment including band saws and nail guns. The Portland …

PG&E to Use California Wildfire Victims Fund to Pay for Past Crimes

Pacific Gas & Electric is warning its elaborate plan for getting out of bankruptcy might collapse if the utility can’t pay for its crimes in a deadly Northern California wildfire by taking money away from a fund set up to …

PG&E’s Falling Stock Price Worries California Wildfire Victims Eyeing Deal

The stock market turmoil triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is raising worries that Pacific Gas & Electric’s $13.5 billion settlement with victims of catastrophic wildfires may be worth far less by the time the beleaguered company emerges from bankruptcy. A …

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Involving Wyoming Coal Workers

Attorneys representing Wyoming coal miners reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit against a bankrupt coal operator. The settlement with Blackjewel LLC of West Virginia requires final approval by a federal judge, The Casper Star-Tribune reports. The lawsuit alleged …

Construction Contractor Getting $184M in Colorado Settlement

The Denver International Airport has settled a dispute for more than $180 million with a contracting company that was fired before completing a terminal renovation project. The airport filed an agreement Friday in a bondholder disclosure system, detailing more than …

New Mexico District Settles for $475K After Teacher Punched 9-Year-Old

A New Mexico school district has agreed to pay $475,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a boy who was punched by a music teacher. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports a copy of the settlement says …