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Epstein Victim, Dershowitz Issue Joint Statement

Virginia Giuffre admits possible 'mistake in identifying' the celebrity lawyer in sex abuse

(Newser) - Virginia Giuffre, the woman who has long claimed sex abuse by Jeffrey Epstein, Prince Andrew, and Alan Dershowitz, now says she may have "made a mistake" in accusing that third man. "I have long believed that I was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein to Alan Dershowitz. However, I was...

UC to Pay $243.6M Over Gynecologist's Alleged Abuse
Ex-UCLA Gynecologist
Convicted of Sexual Abuse
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Ex-UCLA Gynecologist Convicted of Sexual Abuse

Dr. James Heaps was found guilty on some counts, not guilty on others

(Newser) - Update: The former UCLA gynecologist embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal was on Thursday convicted of some of the 21 counts he faced, which involved accusations from seven women. Dr. James Heaps, 65, was found guilty of five counts of sexually abusing female patients and not guilty on seven other...

City Will Pay $12M in 'Spit Hood' Death

Rochester settles with family of Daniel Prude

(Newser) - The city of Rochester, NY, has reached a settlement with the family of a Black man who died after police put a "spit hood" over his head and pressed his face into the pavement until he stopped breathing. Rochester Mayor Malik Evans said the city will pay $12 million...

Settlement Clears Way for Filming of Rust to Resume

Halyna Hutchins' family, Alec Baldwin settle for undisclosed amount

(Newser) - The family of Halyna Hutchins has settled with Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions for an undisclosed amount in the wake of the cinematographer's 2021 death on the set of Rust—paving the way for the movie to be completed. Hutchins' family sued Baldwin and the movie's producers...

It's a Draw in Suit Over 'Sexist' Remark in Queen's Gambit

Netflix, Nona Gaprindashvili agree to settle defamation claim

(Newser) - Netflix had the chance to publicly apologize to Nona Gaprindashvili. It didn't, and as a result faced a $5 million defamation lawsuit from the Georgian chess master, which it has now agreed to settle. Financial details weren't disclosed, per Deadline , though a lawyer for 81-year-old Gaprindashvili says Gaprindashvili'...

Cambridge Analytica Deal Averts Zuckerberg Deposition

Facebook reaches tentative agreement on privacy lawsuit

(Newser) - Facebook has agreed to settle a lawsuit over enabling Cambridge Analytica to access the private data of millions of users, a deal that will let Mark Zuckerberg avoid answering up to six hours' worth of questions for a deposition. A court filing entered late Friday asks for 60 days for...

Judge Finds 457 Claims in Condo Collapse to Be Bogus

Most filings sought about $50K of the $1.1B fund

(Newser) - Hundreds of bogus claims that sought a share of the $1.1 billion settlement in the deadly collapse of a Florida condominium building were ruled fraudulent and invalid by a judge Wednesday. More than 450 presumably false claims, most seeking about $50,000, were filed in the court settlement arising...

3-Year-Old's Death Triggers Big Changes at Splash Pads

As part of settlement, Arlington, Texas to make updates to splash-pad technology

(Newser) - The parents of a 3-year-old boy who died of a brain-eating amoeba contracted at a splash pad in Arlington, Texas, have settled with the city. Tariq Williams and Kayla Mitchell, who initially sought at least $1 million in a wrongful death lawsuit, will receive $250,000, which their lawyer said...

OxyContin Settlement Includes a Statement of 'Regret'

Sacklers stop short of an unequivocal apology in opioid deal

(Newser) - Purdue Pharma reached a nationwide settlement Thursday over its role in the opioid crisis, with the Sackler family members who own the company boosting their cash contribution to as much as $6 billion in a deal intended to staunch a flood of lawsuits facing the maker of OxyContin. The deal...

Andrew Settles With Accuser, Slams Epstein in Court Filing

But the prince admits no wrongdoing in case involving Virginia Giuffre

(Newser) - (This file has been updated throughout with new details.) It looks like Prince Andrew won't be going to trial . The prince's lawyer said Tuesday that a settlement has been reached with Virginia Giuffre, the woman who accused Andrew of sexually assaulting her decades ago when she was...

In a First, Gun Maker Is Held Liable for Mass Shooting

Sandy Hook relatives and a survivor reach $73M settlement with Remington

(Newser) - (This summary has been updated throughout with new details.) The families of nine victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have agreed to a $73 million settlement of a lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 20 first graders and six educators in 2012, per...

Tentative Deal Has $83M for Economic Losses in Condo Collapse

Payments to victims' families would go beyond that

(Newser) - A tentative deal announced Friday would pay $83 million to people who suffered economic losses such as condominium units and personal property in the collapse of a Florida building that killed 98 people. The emerging agreement, yet to be formally reduced to writing, would set aside whatever amount above the...

Doctor's Decades of Abuse to Cost University of Michigan $490M

Settlement reached over sex assaults at hands of Dr. Robert Anderson

(Newser) - The University of Michigan has agreed to a $490 million settlement with more than 1,000 people, mostly men, who say they were sexually assaulted by Dr. Robert Anderson during his nearly four-decade career as a sports doctor at the school. The university on Wednesday said 1,050 people will...

Report: Settlement in Elijah McClain Suit Is Aurora PD's Biggest Ever

Insiders say Colo. city will pay $15M to family of Black man who died after he was restrained

(Newser) - A settlement between the city of Aurora, Colo., and the family of Elijah McClain is one of the biggest of its kind on record, insiders say. Sources tell CBS Denver that the city has agreed to pay $15 million to the family of the 23-year-old Black man, who died in...

Michigan to Pay Flint Residents $600M
Judge Approves
$600M Flint Settlement

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Judge Approves $600M Flint Settlement

Thousands will be eligible for payments over contaminated water

(Newser) - Update: Calling it "a remarkable achievement," a judge in Michigan has approved a $626.5 million settlement for thousands of people in Flint whose water was contaminated with lead. US District Judge Judith Levy said Wednesday that the package "is consistent for every qualifying participant, regardless...

Woman Fired After Oxygen Request Wins Settlement

Jean S. Perry was terminated after she inquired about bringing tank to work to help her breathe

(Newser) - A woman who was fired after asking to bring an oxygen tank to work to help her breathe will get $25,000 in a federal settlement. TriMark Foodcraft also agreed to train its staff on what qualifies as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans With Disabilities Act as part of...

In Sperm Donor 'Case Without Precedent,' a $10.7M Deal

Fertility doc accused of impregnating women with his own sperm agrees to settlement

(Newser) - A Canadian fertility doctor who lost his medical license in 2019 after being accused of impregnating multiple women with the wrong sperm—sometimes his own—has now agreed to fork over millions in a "groundbreaking" settlement. The Ottawa Citizen reports that the $10.7 million offer from Norman Barwin...

Gunmaker Has a Number for Sandy Hook Families

Gunmaker offers $33M in lawsuit, though it's far less than what families of shooting victims sought

(Newser) - Remington has made an offer to the nine Sandy Hook families that are suing it. The settlement number the gunmaker has come up with, presented in Tuesday court documents: $33 million, subject to approval by the Alabama judge overseeing its bankruptcy case, per CNN . That means each family would receive...

'Eyesore' Flintstones Home Gets a Reprieve

Owner Florence Fang gets to keep her Stone Age-style decor, plus $125K to cover legal costs

(Newser) - Florence Fang calls her house "the past and the future combined together in harmony." The town of Hillsborough, Calif., calls it a "highly visible eyesore." But it's an eyesore that's going to stay, per a settlement the two parties have reached over the residence...

How MoviePass Tried to Keep Users From Seeing Movies

FTC outlines deceptive practices after offer of unlimited movies

(Newser) - MoviePass promised unlimited movie tickets for $9.95 a month, but the result was altogether different. Executives made it very difficult for people to actually use the service, forcing password resets, installing surprise limits on accounts, and exposing personal data, according to the FTC . "MoviePass and its executives went...

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