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Tracy Chapman Scoops Up $450K From Nicki Minaj in Suit

Controversy centered on Minaj's song 'Sorry' using lyrics from Chapman's 'Baby Can I Hold You'

(Newser) - A copyright infringement lawsuit involving Nicki Minaj and Tracy Chapman has seemingly been put to rest. Per documents filed in a California federal court and reviewed by Pitchfork , Chapman, 56, who's best known for her late '80s hit "Fast Car," has accepted a $450,000 offer...

Boeing's 'Slap on the Wrist' for 737 Max Debacle: $2.5B

Company will avoid criminal charges from DOJ if it adheres to terms of settlement

(Newser) - Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle a Justice Department investigation and admit that employees misled regulators about the safety of its 737 Max aircraft, which suffered two deadly crashes shortly after entering airline service. Under the settlement announced Thursday, Boeing will pay a $243.6 million fine, $1....

Sources: Breonna Taylor Settlement Is a Big One

Further details expected out of Louisville, Ky., later Tuesday

(Newser) - The family of a young EMT shot dead by police in Louisville, Ky., has reached a settlement with the city, and the Courier Journal reports it is likely as much as $12 million. The exact amount that will be paid to the family of Breonna Taylor —who was fatally...

Michigan to Pay Flint Residents $600M

Settlement reached over contaminated water

(Newser) - It looks like the residents of Flint, Mich., affected by the city's tainted-water catastrophe will be getting some payback: The state has agreed to a $600 million settlement. The proposed deal announced Thursday needs to be approved by US District Judge Judith Levy, who's overseeing lawsuits against the...

US Gives Israel a Bold Green Light

Netanyahu plans vote on annexing parts of Jordan Valley, West Bank

(Newser) - With the ink still drying on President Trump's Middle East peace plan, Israel says it's ready for action. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he will have his cabinet vote Sunday on two key measures: applying Israeli sovereignty to parts of the Jordan Valley and to Jewish settlements...

You Are Not Getting $125 From Equifax

$6 or $7 looks more likely, one expert says

(Newser) - The Federal Trade Commission had warned consumers that opting for free credit monitoring might be a better bet than hoping for a $125 check from Equifax as part of a settlement over its 2017 data breach. Now it looks like that advice was sound: A federal judge on Thursday sliced...

Lawsuit: Drug Firms Acted Like a Cartel. Now, a $260M Deal

Ohio's Summit, Cuyahoga counties to be paid by 4 major companies for their role in opioid epidemic

(Newser) - Two counties in Ohio could have pulled in $8 billion if they'd won their legal battle in court against Big Pharma. Instead, in an 11th-hour deal, they've settled for $260 million against three major distributors and a manufacturer for their role in the opioid epidemic, the Wall Street ...

Here's How to Get Your Yahoo Settlement

After breach, you can get a (modest) payout or credit monitoring

(Newser) - If you had a Yahoo account between 2012 and 2016, you may now be able to claim a little payback over the company's massive data breach . Spoiler alert: You won't be getting rich. Yahoo is offering at least two years of free credit monitoring, reports CNN . If you'...

Here's How to File Your $125 Equifax Claim

Though you first have to check to see if you're eligible

(Newser) - Think you might be due some of the hundreds of millions being doled out to victims of the Equifax breach? It's time to file a claim. Consumers affected by the 2017 security snafu who are eligible to make a settlement claim—you can find out if that includes you...

Huge Equifax Data Breach Has Led to a Huge Penalty

Consumer credit-reporting agency to pay up to $700M to victims, states in settlement

(Newser) - After a huge data breach in 2017 that affected nearly 150 million people, a major credit-reporting agency has agreed to pay up. The Washington Post reports that, under an agreement with attorneys general from 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, Equifax will offer up to $700 million:...

The 'Rainbow Experiment' Went Wrong. Now, a $60M Payout

Ex-high school student Alonzo Yanes suffered 3rd-degree burns over 30% of his body

(Newser) - Anna Poole was simply trying to show her high school chemistry class the "Rainbow Experiment," which illustrates how mineral salts change color when an accelerant, usually methanol, is poured on. But the 2014 experiment went wrong, one of her students was severely burned by the resulting fireball, and...

Wildfires That Charred California Will Cost PG&E $1B

Settlement is to cover 'taxpayer losses' from wildfires stretching back to 2015

(Newser) - More than a dozen local governments and other public entities in Northern California will soon share a $1 billion payment from the public utility that's blamed for three years' worth of wildfires there. KCRA and NPR report the settlement from Pacific Gas and Electric was announced Tuesday, with the...

Israeli Settlement Gets New Name That Trump Will Love

'It's absolutely beautiful,' says the US ambassador

(Newser) - The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights, the AP reports. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet convened in this hamlet Sunday to inaugurate a settlement named after President Trump in a...

He Went to Motel 6 to Wrap His Kids' Gifts. Then ICE Came

Just one story cited by Washington state AG in announcing $12M settlement hotel chain will pay

(Newser) - If you or any family members stayed at a Motel 6 in the state of Washington between Feb. 1, 2015, and Sept. 17, 2017, you may want to check out the latest statement from the attorney general there. Per NPR , Bob Ferguson announced that Motel 6 will pay $12 million...

Once-Defiant Founder Makes a Deal With Papa John's

John Schnatter will help pizza chain find new board director, then step down from board himself

(Newser) - The protracted battle between Papa John's and its former CEO appears to be coming to a close. CNBC reports the pizza chain has reached a settlement agreement with John Schnatter that dictates Schnatter, who owns about a third of the company's shares, will help pick an independent director...

Lance Armstrong's $100K Uber Investment Went Wild

Disgraced cyclist says pumping cash into ride-sharing company 'saved our family'

(Newser) - It's expensive being Lance Armstrong , especially after his endorsements fell by the wayside and he was hit with various lawsuits as a result of his doping scandal. It could have been devastatingly expensive, in fact, except for the one thing the elite cyclist says "saved our family": an...

Report: $100K in Taxpayer Funds Settled Misconduct Claim

Congress paid it out quietly in Eric Massa case

(Newser) - People who argue that Congress needs to be a lot more transparent about sexual harassment cases may have a new Exhibit A—the Eric Massa case. Sources tell ABC News that the Congressional Office of Compliance quietly paid around $100,000 in taxpayer funds to settle sexual harassment claims against...

Israel: We've Got Proof Obama Set Up UN Resolution

Says it's ready to hand 'evidence' right over to President-elect Trump

(Newser) - Israel has been voicing its displeasure about the United States' abstention from a UN Security Council vote Friday that called for an end to illegal Israeli settlements. So has Donald Trump, who's vowed "things will be different after Jan. 20th." Now Israel is offering the president-elect what...

A Sore Throat Led to $4.2M Settlement

Feds to pay family of Antonio Marrero, who died after being sedated at Hawaii health clinic

(Newser) - 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, per the AP . Antonio Marrero, 32, went to...

Arizona, Families of 19 Dead 'Hotshots' Reach Deal

State also promises more training after tragic 2013 deaths of elite firefighters

(Newser) - Today marks the two-year anniversary of the deaths of 19 elite firefighters in an out-of-control Arizona wildfire, and it also brings a measure of closure as the state of Arizona announced today it has settled two lawsuits against the state's Forestry Division for more than $600,000 to the...

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