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Disbarred New York Lawyer Sentenced for Client Funds Theft

A New Jersey judge has decided that a disbarred New York City lawyer will not have to serve a prison term for stealing funds from a client. Instead, 48-year-old Jeffrey Squitieri must serve five years of probation and pay $88,000 …

South Carolina Crash Victim’s Wife Gets $25K Insurance Settlement

The wife of a Parris Island, S.C., Marine killed when his motorcycle collided with another Marine’s pickup truck will receive a $25,000 settlement following the fatal crash. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports court records show the insurance settlement …

Mississippi Shipbuilder Settles with Insurer on Katrina Damages

Huntington Ingalls Industries and its insurer have reached cash settlement for $180 million for the shipbuilder’s losses from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 at facilities in Pascagoula and Avondale, La. The Mississippi Press reports that the information was contained in a …

Springfield Diocese Settles With Insurer

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Mass., has agreed to a $60 million settlement with its insurer for damage done to a parochial high school and other church property by a tornado two years ago. The resolution with insurer Catholic …

Disbarred Massachusetts Lawyer Faces Larceny Charge

A disbarred Lawrence, Mass., attorney has been indicted on charges that he stole more than $900,000 from clients. The state attorney general’s office says 35-year-old Phillip Thompson was indicted Thursday on charges including larceny and unauthorized practice of law. No …

Oregon Owner Paid Pair to Set Mobile Home Fire

Police say an Aloha, Ore., mobile home owner is at the center of an arson-for-hire conspiracy in which she agreed to pay two people $3,000 each from an insurance settlement to set her home on fire. Police say the pair …

Bicyclist Falls on Icy Montana Trail, Gets Nearly $100K

A bicyclist who was injured when he hit a patch of ice and crashed on a pedestrian/bike path in Florence, Montana, last winter has reached an out-of-court settlement worth nearly $100,000. The president of the Florence Park District says he’s …

Arkansas Church Rebuilding After Tornado

Members of a Baptist church in Hot Springs whose complex was destroyed by a tornado have started to rebuild. Walnut Valley Baptist Church pastor Tim Forest tells the Sentinel-Record the church received an “adequate” settlement with its insurance carrier after …