Stories tagged: settlement
Mon., April 16, 2018, 9:51 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 2:19 p.m.
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.
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
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.
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 9:49 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 5:03 p.m.
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.
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
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.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
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. …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 6:21 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
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.
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Lumber Liquidators plans $36M settlement in flooring cases
Lumber Liquidators has agreed to a $36 million settlement to resolve claims brought on behalf of people who bought Chinese-manufactured laminate flooring reported to contain unsafe levels of formaldehyde.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
Transgender inmate settles Oregon lawsuit over medical care
The Oregon Department of Corrections has settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of a transgender inmate who says she was denied medical care.
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Avista files for rate increase settlement, awaits Idaho regulator approval
Avista Corp. has reached a proposed settlement over its request to raise Idaho customers’ rates in 2018 and 2019.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
O’Reilly reportedly paid $32 million harassment settlement before signing new Fox contract
Fired Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly paid $32 million to settle a sexual harassment claim just before he signed his last contract with Fox News.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Report: O’Reilly settled 6th sexual harassment claim for $32 million
Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly secretly settled a sexual harassment allegation with a network contributor for $32 million – the largest, by far, of six such agreements that eventually …
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.