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Georgia Plaintiff Who Fired Attorney Still Bound by Settlement Agreement

A motor-vehicle accident victim who fired his lawyer and asked for more money must still accept the $17,500 settlement that his counsel agreed to before she was dismissed, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. An appellate panel reversed a …

McDonald’s Workers Reach Settlement Deal Over Harassment

Former McDonald’s workers who alleged rampant sexual harassment at their Michigan restaurant have reached a $1.5 million settlement agreement with the restaurant’s former owner. The American Civil Liberties Union’s Women’s Rights Project, which helped represent the employees, announced the settlement …

Judge in Prince Andrew Suit Says Key Document Can Be Secret

NEW YORK (AP) — A 2008 settlement agreement that a lawyer for Prince Andrew says would protect him against claims that he sexually abused an American when she was 17 can remain secret, a New York judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. …

The Hartford Agrees to Pay $650 Million in Boy Scouts Bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Insurance company The Hartford has agreed to pay $650 million into a proposed trust fund for victims of child sexual abuse as part of the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case. In exchange for the payment, …

Vale to Pay $7 Billion for One of Worst Ever Mine Disasters

Vale SA reached a settlement agreement with Brazilian authorities for a dam collapse that killed 270 people and led to production cutbacks that stripped the company of the title of world’s biggest iron ore producer. The deal comes two years …

Attorneys Describe the Art of Dispute Resolution at RIMS

BOSTON — Sue or settle? Mediate or litigate? Attorneys and risk managers on Tuesday tapped into years of experience to suggest strategies that will lead to the right approach for resolution of claim disputes during the Risk and Insurance Management …

Vectren Agrees to Settlement in Indiana Gas Explosion

Vectren Corp. has agreed to pay $75,000 in penalties and take other steps in response to a natural gas explosion that destroyed a southern Indiana home and injured five people. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission will consider a settlement Wednesday …

Tyler Meat Product Manufacturer Reaches Settlement with U.S. Attorney’s Office

A major meat manufacturer in Tyler, Texas has entered into a settlement agreement with the government to resolve a USDA investigation in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales. The settlement agreement concludes a three year …

Iowa County Pays $45,000 to Settle Lawsuit

Woodbury County has agreed to pay $45,000 to settle a dispute about overtime pay for four sheriff’s deputies who have canine partners. The Sioux City Journal reports the settlement agreement was approved by a federal judge on Thursday. And the …