Settlement News

Owners, Insurer Settle High-Dollar Suit in Ohio Mansion Fire

A dispute over a multi-million dollar insurance claim for a suburban Cincinnati mansion that burned down in 2014 has been settled weeks before a scheduled trial. Jeffrey and Maria Decker sued Chubb National Insurance Company after it declined to pay …

$150M Awarded in 1998 Arkansas School Shooting Lawsuit

A judge overseeing a civil lawsuit in northeast Arkansas on Monday awarded $150 million to the families of five people who were fatally shot outside an Arkansas school in 1998. Andrew Golden and Mitchell Johnson set off a fire alarm …

Trucking Company Pays $11M for Fatal Crash in South Carolina

A trucking company has agreed to pay $11 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a South Carolina trucker who burned to death last year after colliding with a gasoline tanker that was blocking a rural highway …

NYC Official Wants State Panel to Probe Wrongful Convictions

A top Brooklyn, N.Y., politician pressed the state Tuesday to set up a special commission to investigate wrongful convictions and pinpoint the problems – and people – to blame. “Releasing innocent people is not the end. It is only the …

Struggle to Recoup Costs Related to Fighting Utah Wildfires

Many of the state’s wildfires over the last two years have been sparked by people, but recouping firefighting costs that can run into the millions of dollars isn’t easy, according to Utah fire officials. The U.S. Forest Service has only …

Oklahoma Schools Settle With Families of 7 Children Killed in 2013 Tornado

A suburban Oklahoma City public school system has reached an agreement with the families of seven children killed in a tornado, ending three years of litigation. The May 20, 2013, tornado leveled large portions of Moore, including Plaza Towers Elementary …

Missouri Paid $52M in 5 Years to Settle Suits Against Various Agencies

Missouri has paid more than $52 million over the last five years to settle lawsuits against various state agencies, according to information from the attorney general’s office. The House budget committee received the list of settlements just before a public …

How Insurers Can Combat the Rising Cost of Third Party Auto Claims

Insurance carriers today are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of third party auto claims. While there are multiple factors driving up costs, there are three primary problems that stand out – complex industry trends, inconsistent evaluation and …

Texas County Approves $1.8M Settlement in Sandra Bland Wrongful Death Suit

Leaders of a Texas county Wednesday approved a $1.8 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Sandra Bland, who died in jail days after being arrested last year. An overall $1.9 million settlement was disclosed …

$4.2M Settlement After Death at Hawaii Clinic of Man With Sore Throat

The widow and children of a man who went to a rural Hawaii health center with a sore throat in 2013 and ended up dead will receive a $4.2 million settlement from the federal government, the widow’s lawyer said Wednesday. …