Legal settlements

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, Carlos Rafael talks on the phone at Homer's Wharf near his herring boat F/V Voyager in New Bedford, Mass. Rafael was sentenced to prison in 2017 after pleading guilty to evading fishing quotas and smuggling profits overseas. The federal government announced Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, it has settled its civil case against Rafael, a fishing magnate known as The Codfather, saying he will never be allowed to return to U.S. fisheries. (John Sladewski/Standard Times via AP, File)
August 19, 2019 - 7:54 pm
A fishing magnate known as the Codfather will never be allowed to return to U.S. fisheries, the federal government said Monday in announcing it has settled its civil case against a man whose arrest for shirking quotas and smuggling profits overseas shocked the East Coast industry. The settlement...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2015, file photo Ford Focus vehicles are seen on a storage lot in Ypsilanti, Mich. Ford is extending the warranties on about 560,000 small cars to cover a litany of problems with a troubled six-speed automatic transmission. The latest move covers 2014 through 2016 model year Focuses built before Nov. 5, 2015, as well as 2014 and 2015 Fiestas built before Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 14, 2019 - 10:15 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is extending the warranties on about 560,000 small cars in the U.S. and Canada to cover a litany of problems with a troubled six-speed automatic transmission. The company has faced a string of lawsuits and complaints about the transmissions, which can lurch into gear or feel...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2016, file image taken from video, Alton Sterling is restrained by two Baton Rouge police officers, one holding a gun, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. The Baton Rouge police chief is apologizing to the city and to the family of a black man shot and killed by a former police officer in 2016. Chief Murphy Paul said at a Thursday, Aug. 1,2019, news conference that Officer Blane Salamoni should have never been hired. (Arthur Reed via AP, File)
August 01, 2019 - 5:33 pm
A Louisiana police chief apologized Thursday to his city and to the family of a black man shot and killed by a former police officer in 2016, saying the officer never should have been hired, at the same time his office announced a settlement reversing the officer's 2018 firing and allowing him to...
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July 31, 2019 - 11:36 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A computer security expert won a rare payout in a whistleblower lawsuit he filed against Cisco Systems Inc. almost a decade ago, after he reported critical security flaws in Cisco video surveillance software used at major U.S. international airports and federal agencies with critical...
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July 31, 2019 - 10:33 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A computer security expert has won a rare payout in a whistleblower lawsuit he filed against Cisco Systems Inc. almost a decade ago. James Glenn had reported critical security flaws in Cisco video surveillance software used at major U.S. international airports and by federal agencies...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018 file image from video provided by WCVB in Boston, flames consume the roof of a home following an explosion in Lawrence, Mass. Columbia Gas of Massachusetts and its parent, NiSource Inc., announced Monday, July 29, 2019, a settlement had been reached in class action lawsuits resulting from the disaster across several towns north of Boston. (WCVB via AP, File)
July 30, 2019 - 1:45 am
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A series of class action lawsuits stemming from the natural gas explosions in Massachusetts have been settled for $143 million, the utility blamed for the disaster and lawyers for the plaintiffs announced Monday. The settlement is subject to the approval of a judge, according...
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FILE - This Sept. 17, 2015, file photo shows a sign barring smoking at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. The signs were paid for by the Oklahoma Health Department, which works in conjunction with the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust to reduce smoking. Fifteen years after its creation, programs launched by the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust have dramatically reduced tobacco use among Oklahomans. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
July 29, 2019 - 11:54 am
The roughly 2,000 state and local governments suing the drug industry over the deadly opioid crisis have yet to see any verdicts or reach any big national settlements but are already tussling with each other over how to divide any money they collect. The reason: Some of them want to avoid what...
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Model Janice Dickinson, right, speaks at a press conference, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Los Angeles, announcing a settlement of her defamation lawsuit against comedian Bill Cosby. The deal allows Dickinson to continue to speak out against Cosby. Looking on at left is Dickinson's attorney Lisa Bloom. (AP Photo/Katherine Campione)
July 25, 2019 - 6:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Model and TV personality Janice Dickinson on Thursday called a settlement in her defamation lawsuit against the now imprisoned Bill Cosby a victory that brings a measure of justice, but that in the end is only a partial help. "In reality, nothing can erase the experience and...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2016 file photo, signage hangs outside a restroom at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. A federal judge approved a legal settlement Tuesday, July 23, 2019 affirming transgender people's right to use restrooms matching their gender identity in many North Carolina public buildings. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
July 23, 2019 - 2:54 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge approved a legal settlement Tuesday affirming transgender people's right to use restrooms matching their gender identity in many North Carolina public buildings. The consent decree between the state's Democratic governor and transgender plaintiffs covers...
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FILE - This Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, shows a Motel 6 in Phoenix. A revised settlement for Motel 6 guests who say the national chain invaded their privacy by giving their information to immigration authorities is returning to court for a judge's review. A federal judge is to decide Friday, July 19, 2019, on the proposal increasing to $10 million the total amount available for claims. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
July 19, 2019 - 2:14 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A revised settlement for Motel 6 guests who say the national chain invaded their privacy by giving their information to immigration authorities is returning to court Friday for a judge's review. A federal judge is to decide during an afternoon hearing on the new proposal making $10...
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