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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 …


Southwest agrees to pay $15 million over collusion claims

Southwest Airlines will pay $15 million to settle class-action lawsuits that accuse the four biggest U.S. carriers of conspiring to boost prices by holding down the supply of tickets for …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Union plans appeal after agency approves plant settlement

A federal agency has approved a settlement for a potato processing plant in southern Idaho, but the union involved in the dispute plans to appeal the decision.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 9:08 p.m.

Seattle settles lawsuit over abuse claims against ex-mayor

The City of Seattle has settled a lawsuit filed by a man whose sexual abuse claims effectively ended the political career of former Mayor Ed Murray.


Groups accuse Flint of violating legal settlement over water

Plaintiffs in a landmark legal settlement related to Flint’s lead-tainted water have asked a federal judge to intervene because they say city officials have repeatedly ignored requirements that allow monitoring …


Kmart to pay $32.3 million to settle prescription drugs case

Kmart Corp. has agreed to pay $32.3 million to settle allegations its pharmacies caused federal health programs to overpay for prescription drugs by not telling the government about discounted prices.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Former Idaho State Controller’s Office employee settles harassment case

The Idaho State Controller’s Office agreed Thursday to settle with a former employee who said she was sexually and racially harassed by a supervisor while State Controller Brandon Woolf allowed …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

Montana company settles dispute over Puerto Rico grid work

A small Montana company that landed and lost a contract to restore Puerto Rico’s hurricane-shattered electric grid has reached a settlement in a dispute over money it said it was …


Seattle-based steakhouse agrees to pay $1.5M to employees in settlement

The Seattle-based steakhouse El Gaucho has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed its restaurants withheld wages and tips from employees.


Montana paid $137K settlement to former parks administrator

The Montana state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks paid a $137,500 settlement to the former parks administrator who was fired nearly a year ago by the outgoing agency director …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 12:59 p.m.

Airline defendants to pay $95 million in 9/11 settlement

Insurers for American Airlines, United Airlines and other aviation defendants have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. …


Congress paid $17 million in workplace violation settlements

The government has paid more than $17 million in taxpayer money over the last 20 years to resolve claims of sexual harassment, overtime pay disputes and other workplace violations filed …


Three plaintiffs in Boy Scout sex abuse case reach settlement

GREAT FALLS – Three of six female plaintiffs who claim they were sexually assaulted by an adult Boy Scout leader nearly 40 years ago have reached a settlement. The Great …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

Idaho regulators announce settlement in Avista rate case

Parties involved in an Avista Utilities rate case have reached a settlement that reduces the utility’s requested rate increase for electric and natural gas service for Idaho customers.


Utah nurse settles over rough arrest caught on video

A Utah nurse who was arrested for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient said Tuesday that she was settling with Salt Lake City and …