The day before Robert O’Connell was paroled, his lawyer and the man he pleaded guilty to shooting signed a deal to quash a civil lawsuit seeking $1.5 million in damages.
A settlement of nearly $1.3 million has been reached by the family of a 25-year-old Minnesota man killed in a July 22, 2011 boat crash on the Chippewa River, Wis.
A jury agreed with Misty Horner’s parents that her death could have and should have been prevented.
A jury has awarded a Monterey Park, Calif. police sergeant and his wife $2.23 million after he was injured in a 2009 crash involving an Athens Services truck.
Fry’s Electronics, which operates 17 stores in California, will pay $2.3 million to settle sexual harassment and retaliation complaints arising from incidents at a store in Washington. The EEOC had charged the company with tolerating harassment of a young salesperson and firing a supervisor for standing up for her.
A settlement agreement calls for a woman disfigured in a chimpanzee attack to receive about $4 million from the estate of the animal’s now-dead owner.
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The first story for this week involves a former city lawyer who claims she was fired after complaining that her coworkers were systematically performing legal work poorly which in some cases even reached the level of legal malpractice.
A 50-year-old woman seriously injured in an accident on August 5, 2008, in which a FedEx driver was proven to be at fault has been awarded $2.16 million by a Brazos County, Texas civil jury.
A former radiologist from Advanced Diagnostic Imaging in Exeter, N.H. has been ruled at fault for the misdiagnosis of an Epping woman who suffered a stroke in 2007.
A judge has approved a $123 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of young children who were sexually abused by former Delaware pediatrician Earl Bradley.