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Ex-Deputy Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $250,000

LAS VEGAS — A former chief deputy sheriff in rural Nevada has accepted $250,000 to end a lawsuit stemming from allegations the sheriff sexually harassed her in 2015. Melanie Keener’s attorney, Gus Falangas, characterized his client on Friday as happy …

After Ethiopia Crash, Victims’ Relatives Say they Were Hounded by U.S. Law Firms

NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA — Days after the March 10 crash of a Kenya-bound Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing jet that killed all 157 people on board, strangers began calling or visiting bereaved families, saying they represented U.S. law firms. They showed up uninvited …

Louisiana Lawmakers Trying to Make Sexual Harassers Pay

BATON ROUGE, La. — An effort aimed at making Louisiana officials pay a share of their sexual harassment settlements, rather than relying entirely on taxpayer dollars, got closer to final legislative passage Wednesday. Republican Sen. Sharon Hewitt, of Slidell, said …

U.S. Court Tests Liability of Healthcare Execs

After decades in relative obscurity, a U.S. legal doctrine that holds corporate officers liable for company wrongdoing is finding its way back into some high-profile healthcare prosecutions. The “responsible corporate officer” doctrine allows for prison terms of up to one …