Stories tagged: settlement
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
GM reaches $120 million settlement with states over switches
General Motors Co. has reached a $120 million settlement with 49 states and the District of Columbia over its defective ignition switches.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
Hope Solo says she has settled grievance with US Soccer
Hope Solo has settled a grievance with U.S. Soccer over her suspension from the women’s national team following comments she made at the Rio Olympics.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
Whistleblower helps secure $2 million settlement over contract rigging at Hanford
A whistleblower has been paid $470,000 out of a $2 million settlement after successfully challenging what she and government prosecutors say was a shell company at the Hanford nuclear site.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Idaho pays $3.5 million to feds in final settlement over defunct school broadband network
Idaho has sent $3.5 million to the Federal Communications Commission as part of a settlement over the defunct Idaho Education Network, to settle claims over federal payments to 63 Idaho …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 10:38 a.m.
Tech firm Lenovo to pay $3.5M in settlement over preloaded software
A technology company will pay $3.5 million and change how it sells laptop computers as part of a settlement reached with federal officials and 32 states, including Washington.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
Honda owners could get up to $500 in air bag settlement
Honda and some of the people suing the company over faulty Takata air bag inflators have agreed to a $605 million settlement.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
Home Depot settles charges that it sold recalled products
Home Depot has agreed to pay the U.S. government $5.7 million to settle charges that it sold recalled washing machines, fire extinguishers and other faulty products.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Oregon couple awarded $4.5M for failed spinal surgery
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon jury has awarded a married couple more than $4.5 million after the husband suffered lifelong injuries from a failed spinal surgery. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Drug fraud settlement nets Washington state $368,000
Washington state has received a small fraction of a $280 million national settlement involving a pharmaceutical company accused of committing fraud by promoting drugs for unapproved uses, including leprosy and …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Jury awards $150 million in punitive damages in testosterone case
Federal jurors in Chicago say the pharmaceutical company AbbVie should pay $150 million to an Oregon man for misrepresenting the risks of a low testosterone treatment.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Man attacked in Spokane County Jail settles negligence case for $75,000, is back in jail
The Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday approved a $75,000 settlement with a man who suffered a skull fracture after he was assaulted by another inmate in the county jail in …
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Safeway to pay $3 million over lax controls at pharmacies, DOJ says
The U.S. Department of Justice says the Safeway grocery store chain has agreed to pay $3 million to settle allegations of lax controls at its pharmacies.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Seattle agrees to build 22,500 curb ramps to settle lawsuit
The city of Seattle has agreed to install or fix 22,500 curb ramps throughout the next 18 years as part of a preliminary agreement to settle a federal lawsuit filed …
Wed., July 12, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Royal Bank of Scotland reaches $5.5B settlement over U.S. mortgages
The deal with the Federal Housing Finance Agency – the conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – resolves claims regarding the issuance and underwriting of about $32 billion of …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Reliant Care Group to pay $8.3 million to settle Medicare claims
A Missouri-based nursing home operator has agreed to pay $8.3 million to settle claims that it and its affiliates provided unnecessary therapy to residents and billed Medicare.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Tacoma jury awards $2.9 million in man’s killing by son
A jury in Tacoma has found Washington state responsible for the death of a man whose son killed him months after being released from a state psychiatric hospital.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
Experts: Takata bankruptcy means air bag victims get less
A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Settlement approved in 2016 Seattle natural gas explosion
The state’s largest energy utility will pay at least $1.5 million for a natural gas explosion in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood last year.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Wells Fargo guarantees settlement will repay customers hurt by unauthorized accounts
The bank said the customers will get back fees they paid and be fully compensated for damage done to their credit scores, according to documents filed early Wednesday to settle …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Virginia fraternity chapter to settle suit against Rolling Stone for $1.65 million
A Phi Kappa Psi fraternity chapter announced Tuesday it plans to settle a lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine in a defamation case involving allegations – later debunked – that University …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
Ex-Milwaukee inmate who says officer raped her awarded $6.7 million
A federal jury awarded $6.7 million to former inmate who said a Milwaukee County jail officer raped her several times while she was pregnant in 2013.
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Spokane County’s insurer offers $2.25 million settlement to three men wrongfully convicted of robbery
Spokane County’s insurer has offered $2.25 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit that alleged the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office engaged in witness-tampering and recklessness to wrongfully convict three …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Seattle to pay $125,000 to man who claims police choked him
The city of Seattle will pay $125,000 to a man to settle a 2012 federal police-brutality lawsuit that had been previously dismissed.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Snohomish County to pay $600,000 in man’s jail death
Snohomish County has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a mentally ill man who died in jail in 2012.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Family of man who died in fire truck collision awarded $9.5M
A jury has awarded $9.5 million to the family of a Washington man who died in a collision with a fire truck.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
Volkswagen to pay $2.8 billion in US diesel emission scandal
Volkswagen has been ordered to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Melania Trump gets apology, damages from Daily Mail over report about her modeling career
British newspaper the Daily Mail has apologized to first lady Melania Trump and paid her an unspecified amount in damages for publishing rumors about Trump’s time as a model and …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 10 a.m.
Trump settles 2-year-old lawsuit with celebrity chef Andres
President Donald Trump has settled yet another lawsuit, this time with celebrity chef Jose Andres over a scrapped restaurant at Trump’s Washington hotel.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Deal in Dunkin’ Donuts case could mean free buttered treats for some
An attorney is defending a proposed settlement between a man and Dunkin’ Donuts shops that could mean $500 for the lead plaintiff, free buttered baked goods for hundreds of other …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Judge approves $25 million Trump University settlement
A judge on Friday approved an agreement for President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University, ending nearly seven years of legal battles …