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Settlement reached in suit over Alabama student’s suicide

Courtesy: Remembering Megan Rondini Facebook MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The father of a University of Alabama student who ended her life after reporting she was raped has settled a lawsuit against the man she had accused. Details of the settlement between Michael Rondini, of Austin, Texas, and T.J. Bunn Jr. were not released, The Tuscaloosa News reported. Rondini and his wife…

Lee High School Students Wrongfully Expelled Settle with MPS Board of Education for Thousands of Dollars

On February 5, during a special meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted to approve a settlement for two Lee High School students wrongfully expelled in 2019. The settlement agreements resolved two lawsuits filed in 2020 on behalf of the two students who were denied due process rights and expelled. The lawsuit stated a false accusation of the students…

City of Montgomery Settles Panhandling Lawsuit

The Southern Poverty Law Center announced Tuesday the city of Montgomery has settled a lawsuit on behalf of people who pandhandle. The lawsuit was filed in February by the SPLC, ACLU of Alabama, and the National Homelessness Law Center on behalf of people who panhandle filed the lawsuit last February. As part of the settlement the city of Montgomery will…

Judge OKs $11.2M Settlement for Hacked Ashley Madison Users

A federal judge has approved an $11.2 million settlement between the marital infidelity website Ashley Madison and users who sued after hackers released personal information, including financial data and details of their sexual proclivities. Toronto-based Ruby Corp., the parent company of Ashley Madison, announced the settlement last week. U.S. District Judge John Ross in St. Louis gave it preliminary approval…

Judge Approves Emissions-Cheating Settlement For 3-Liter VWs

A federal judge in San Francisco has approved a $1.2 billion settlement with owners of about 88,500 Volkswagens with 3-liter diesel engines rigged to cheat on emissions tests. Judge Charles Breyer gave the deal final approval during a hearing Thursday. The deal ends most of the litigation over VW’s cheating scandal, which became public in 2015. Owners of 3-liter models…

Wells Fargo Ups Sales Practices Settlement to $142 million

Wells Fargo is agreeing to expand a recently settled class-action lawsuit by an additional $32 million as well as extend claims for fraudulent accounts that may have been opened going back to 2002. Wells Fargo will now pay $142 million to customers for damages caused by any accounts opened without their customers’ permission, the company said Friday. That’s on top…

Trump Pays $25 Million to Settle Trump University Cases

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, United States, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jim YoungPresident-elect Donald Trump has paid $25 million to settle three lawsuits against his now-defunct Trump University, signaling that a judge’s approval of a settlement agreement remains on track for March 30. Plaintiff attorney Jason Forge says Trump Entrepreneur Initiative…

Hyundai, Kia Reach $41.2M Settlement With Multiple States

South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. will pay $41.2 million to 33 states and the District of Columbia to settle an investigation into their fuel economy ratings. The fine is the latest in the ongoing fallout from misstated mileage numbers on more than 1.2 million vehicles in the U.S. In 2012, Hyundai and Kia restated the…

Family of Sandra Bland Receives $1.9 Million Wrongful Death Settlement

A lawyer for the family of Sandra Bland, a black Chicago-area woman who died in a Texas jail after a contentious traffic stop last summer, says a $1.9 million settlement has been reached in the family’s wrongful death lawsuit. Attorney Cannon Lambert tells Houston television station KTRK the settlement includes a provision that the Waller County Jail have a 24-hour…

Chairman of Oil Spill Trustee Council Announced

Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday announced that Commissioner N. Gunter Guy, Jr., of Alabama’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has been named Chairman of the Trustee Council for the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill. The Trustee Council is guided by a yearly rotating State Chair and Federal Vice-Chair selected from the Council membership.  Commissioner Guy began his tenure as…