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UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Walmart to pay $282M over Brazil corruption

Walmart agreed Thursday to pay $282 million to settle civil and criminal allegations of overseas corruption, including payment of more than $500,000 to an intermediary known as a “sorceress” for …


Conan O’Brien settles joke-theft lawsuit weeks before trial

Conan O’Brien has agreed to settle a lawsuit with a writer who says the talk-show host stole jokes from his Twitter feed and blog for O’Brien’s monologue on “Conan.”


German woman injured in amphibious vehicle crash settles for $7M

A German woman injured in a crash in Seattle that killed five people will receive $7 million in a settlement reached in a civil suit against Ride the Ducks International …


Ex-GOP lawmaker settles lawsuit against university for $155K

Former Washington state Rep. Matt Manweller has settled a wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employer, Central Washington University, for $155,000. Manweller had initially sought more than $2 million in …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Maker of OxyContin reaches $270M settlement in Oklahoma

The maker of OxyContin and the company’s controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation’s deadly opioid crisis …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 4:53 p.m.

Google paid former exec $35 million after harassment claim

Google paid former search executive Amit Singhal $35 million in an exit package when he was reportedly forced to resign after a sexual assault investigation, according to court documents released …


WSU regents authorize up to $5.26 million to settle lawsuit over 2017 hard drive burglary

The class-action suit in King County Superior Court stemmed from an April 2017 burglary at an Olympia storage facility in which someone stole a hard drive containing sensitive information on …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 3:46 p.m.

Law firm tied to Manafort reaches $4.6 million settlement

A law firm tied to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s Ukrainian consulting work has agreed to pay more than $4.6 million and register as a foreign agent, the Justice …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 3 p.m.

For-profit college owner agrees to end $500M in student debt

A company that owns two national for-profit college chains said Thursday that it will erase nearly $500 million in debt incurred by former students as part of a settlement with …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 7:59 a.m.

Thanks to VW scandal, STA to add electric bus to fleet

Spokane Transit Authority is getting its first fully electric bus, the first in what may be full electrification of its fleet, in the next one to three years, the agency …


Junior Seau’s children settle with NFL over his 2012 suicide

The family of the late NFL star Junior Seau has settled its wrongful death lawsuit against the NFL over the popular San Diego linebacker’s 2012 suicide. The confidential settlement comes …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, company settle fraud suit for $40M

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the electric car company have agreed to pay a total of $40 million and make a series of concessions to settle a government lawsuit alleging …


Rapper Nelly settles with woman over sexual-assault lawsuit

A Seattle-area woman and the rapper known as Nelly have mutually agreed to settle the woman’s lawsuit alleging he raped her on his tour bus after a performance last year, …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

Uber reaches $148 million settlement over its 2016 data breach, which affected 57 million globally

Uber has agreed to pay $148 million to settle allegations from 50 states and the District of Columbia that the ride-hailing company violated data breach laws when it waited a …


This lawsuit would protect Hanford workers from deadly vapors. Now there’s a settlement

A settlement agreement has been reached in a 3-year-old lawsuit filed by Washington state to better protect workers from chemical vapors at the Hanford nuclear reservation, state Attorney General Bob …


NFL concussion claims hit $500 million in less than 2 years

More than $500 million in claims were approved as of Monday under the NFL’s concussion settlement, nearly a decade earlier than league officials estimated they would reach that amount.


UPDATED: Sun., July 22, 2018, 12:17 p.m.

Second group reaches $11.5 million Oso landslide settlement

The state of Washington and a private timber company in April quietly reached an $11.5 million settlement with a second group of plaintiffs seeking damages for Oso landslide-related deaths, injuries, …


Appeals court backs $10B Volkswagen emissions cheating deal

A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a $10 billion settlement between Volkswagen and car owners caught up in the company’s emissions cheating scandal.


Settlement in works over treatment of jailed mentally ill

Three years after a federal judge said Washington state is violating the constitutional rights of mentally ill people who must wait in jails for weeks for competency services, and two …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Wolf researcher who accused WSU of silencing him gets $300K to settle lawsuit and go away

A leading wolf researcher has agreed to leave Washington State University at the end of the spring term in return for $300,000 to settle a suit he brought over infringement …


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 1:44 p.m.

Black men arrested at Starbucks settle $1 each and $200K for young entrepreneur program

Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city for a symbolic $1 each Wednesday and a promise from officials to set …


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

Panasonic to pay $280M to settle federal corruption probe

Panasonic Corp. will pay about $280 million to resolve federal charges that executives at its in-flight entertainment unit improperly hid payments to consultants overseas in violation of anti-corruption rules, officials …


Settlement of Hanford subcontracting lawsuit in limbo. Feds may fight more delays

No settlement agreement between a former Hanford contractor and the U.S. Department of Justice was filed in federal court by a Friday deadline.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

States to forego most of $650M legal settlement with Takata

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has reached a $650 million deal to settle consumer protection claims from 44 states and Washington, D.C., but only a fraction of the money …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 1:19 p.m.

Uber to pay $245 million to settle Waymo’s theft allegations

Uber has settled a lawsuit alleging that it ripped off self-driving car technology from Google’s autonomous vehicle division.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

Settlement reached in Chiquita case involving U.S. deaths

Court records show a settlement has been reached in lawsuits filed against banana giant Chiquita Brands International by the families of six Americans kidnapped and killed in Colombia during the …


Bellingham city officials settle excessive force lawsuit

Officials in the western Washington city of Bellingham have agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that two police officers used excessive force during a 2015 arrest.


Documents: Former billionaire reaches deal with creditors

Former billionaire Tim Blixseth and his creditors reached a $3 million settlement to satisfy longstanding claims that the real estate developer illegally pocketed hundreds of millions of dollars from a …


Kentucky’s Republican House speaker resigns leadership post

Kentucky’s Republican House speaker resigned his leadership post, declaring he did not want the secret sexual harassment settlement he signed to be a distraction from the chamber’s legislative work.


City of Yakima’s settlement in officer-involved shooting puts focus on citizen committees

Despite accepting a $500,000 settlement, the sister of a man shot and killed by a Yakima police officer in 2014 is disappointed the city of Yakima continues to not allow …