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North Dakota, tribes reach settlement over voter ID lawsuit

North Dakota reached a proposed settlement agreement Thursday with American Indians who sued over the state’s voter ID laws requiring residents to provide a street address, arguing they are a …


Craig Swapp law firm agrees to pay nearly $1 million to settle class action lawsuit over crash reports

About 30,000 Washington motorists received targeted advertisements for the injury attorney’s legal services after they were involved in crashes between September 2013 and July 2017. The firm bought crash reports …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Companies reach $260 million deal to settle opioids lawsuit

The nation’s three dominant drug distributors and a big drugmaker have reached a $260 million deal to settle a lawsuit related to the opioid crisis just as the first federal …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Jury selection has begun in the first federal trial over the opioid epidemic

Jury selection began Wednesday in the first federal trial over the opioid epidemic despite a last-minute request from lawyers to delay it because of news reports on a settlement offer.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

Casino giant settles Vegas shooting lawsuits for up to $800M

Attorneys for thousands of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history say they’ve reached a legal settlement expected to pay between $735 million and $800 million.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

Can Purdue Pharma’s opioid settlement win judge’s approval?

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma says its bankruptcy filing is not a way to seek refuge but rather an effort to resolve claims against it.


UPS to pay $8.4M to settle claim of overcharging government

The Justice Department says United Parcel Service Inc. must pay $8.4 million to settle allegations that the company was overcharging the federal government for package deliveries.


Report: YouTube settles FTC complaint for at least $150M

A published report says Google will pay at least $150 million to settle a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019

Equifax to pay up to $700 million to settle government investigations into 2017 security breach

Equifax will pay at least $700 million – and potentially much more – to settle lawsuits over a 2017 data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers and similar sensitive …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019

Judge to give Motel 6 settlement preliminary nod in suit

A federal judge has told Motel 6 and civil rights attorneys he plans to give his preliminary nod to a settlement in the case involving guests who complained the national …


Report: Equifax to pay $700 million settlement for 2017 data breach

The Wall Street Journal says Equifax will pay around $700 million to settle with the FTC over a 2017 data breach that exposed some 150 million people’s social security numbers …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …