Stories tagged: settlement
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.
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.