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Judge OKs Boeing Agreement to Settle Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX Crash Claims

A U.S. judge on Monday approved Boeing Co’s agreement to acknowledge liability for compensatory damages in lawsuits filed by families of the 157 people killed in the 2019 Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash. As a result of the agreement filed …

Arizona Man Wrongfully Accused of Selling LSD Settles Suit

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man who was wrongfully arrested on suspicion of selling LSD has reached a settlement with the city of Flagstaff that includes a $75,000 payment. The parties filed a document in court Monday to dismiss …

Defamation Costs Allstate $4M, Even After Court Erases Wrongful Termination Verdict

Allstate Insurance Co. was within its rights to fire Michael A. Tilkey from his $200,000-a-year job as a broker after he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a California appellate court ruled Monday. On the other hand, the carrier’s decision to …

Insurer Must Defend Landlord in Security Deposit Lawsuit Despite Policy Exclusion

A policy that sought to limit exposure from any disputes about security deposits did not protect the insurer from having to defend a landlord against a class-action lawsuit claiming state laws were not followed, a federal appellate court ruled. In …

Tennessee Family Sues Schools, Claims Bullying

The family of a former Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools student has filed a lawsuit, claiming that the Tennessee school officials failed to shield their daughter from bullying. According to The Leaf-Chronicle, the civil lawsuit was filed Thursday in Clarksville by Carlos …

Army Offers Compensation for Dead New Jersey Cat

The Army has offered a northern New Jersey family over $7,300 to compensate for damages from wayward artillery shell shrapnel that crashed through their roof in 2008, causing the death of their cat. The 2-pound fragment traveled more than a …

Pennsylvania Jury Awards Three Women $72M Over Prempro

A Philadelphia, Pa., jury has awarded three women $72.6 million in compensatory damages over their use of the hormone therapy drug Prempro and more could be coming when punitive damages are determined. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Common Pleas Court …

Arizona Woman Sues Authorities in Infant Death Case

A Peoria woman who once faced the death penalty is suing authorities who accused her of killing an infant she was babysitting. Last year, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge dismissed the murder case against Lisa Randall after an expert …