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Israelis delight, Palestinians rage over US settlements rethink

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said a US statement deeming Israeli settlement not to be illegal "rights a historical wrong".But the Palestinian Authority decried the US policy shift as "completely against international law".

Nassar sex abuse victims, US university reach $500 mn settlement

Chicago - The Michigan university where serial sex abuser Larry Nassar practiced medicine announced Wednesday it has agreed to a $500 million settlement with hundreds of former victims of the ex-USA Gymnastics doctor.

University reaches $500 mn settlement with Nassar abuse victims

Chicago - The Michigan university where serial sex abuser Larry Nassar practiced medicine announced Wednesday it has agreed to a $500 million settlement with hundreds of former victims of the USA Gymnastics doctor.

EU demands Israel 'reconsider' West Bank settler homes plan

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday demanded Israel reconsider plans for nearly 1,300 settler homes in the West Bank, saying they were illegal under international law and undermined the prospects for peace.

Israel advances plans for 1,292 West Bank settler homes

Jerusalem - Israeli authorities advanced plans Tuesday for 1,292 settler homes in a new push by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government to expand settlements in the occupied West Bank, an NGO said.

Family of US black motorist gets nearly $3mn over police shooting

Chicago - The family of a black motorist fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer, whose dying moments were livestreamed on Facebook, said Monday it had reached a nearly $3 million civil settlement with the US city that employed the acquitted cop.

JPMorgan settles FCPA charges by paying $264 million

After a three-years probe for alleged corruption, fraud and violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) charges, JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to pay a $264 million total settlement.

Trump settles Trump University lawsuits for $25 mn

New York - US President-elect Donald Trump agreed to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits accusing his now-defunct Trump University of fraud, sparing him the embarrassment of further legal wrangling as he prepares to enter the White House.

Op-Ed: Mylan's $465 million EpiPen settlement to Medicaid is laughable

Drug-maker Mylan has agreed to pay $465 million to settle allegations that it over-billed Medicaid for its life-saving EpiPen, all without their admitting any guilt, and closing the book on a federal investigation.

Cleveland to pay $6 mn to family of black boy shot dead by police

Washington - The US city of Cleveland has reached a $6 million settlement with the family of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African American fatally shot by police while holding a toy gun.

$1B settlement approved between U.S. gov't and Aboriginal tribes

A settlement between the Obama administration and Native American tribes was approved by a judge. The settlement is nearly $1B, and it stems from contact costs to manage various federal services.

Brazil prosecutor threatens to torpedo $5 bn dam burst settlement

Rio De Janeiro - A nearly $5 billion expected settlement for last year's toxic flood that killed 17 people in Brazil could be challenged by prosecutors, who say the amount is not enough.

3,000-year-old preserved artifacts show how people lived

Archaeologists have discovered what is believed to be the most well-preserved remains of 3,000-year-old houses ever found in Britain.

Israel plans over 55,000 new West Bank settler homes: NGO

Jerusalem - Israel is working to revive and extend plans for new Jewish settler homes in the contentious area of the occupied West Bank known as E1, settler watchdog Peace Now said Monday.

Microsoft and Google agree to settle long-running patent dispute

Two of Silicon Valley's largest companies have agree to put an end to legal battles that have lasted years. Microsoft and Google opted not to reveal exact details of the deal which settles patent disputes over smartphones and games consoles.

Indiana couple awarded $370,000 in excessive force claim

Indianapolis - A young couple who alleged that an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department reserve officer fired unjustifiably at their car early in the morning on New Year's Day 2014 have settled a lawsuit with the city and the officer for $370,000.

DOJ and 'Sheriff Joe' reach settlement over discrimination case

Phoenix - On Friday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it had reached a settlement with Arizona's Maricopa County, and Sheriff, Joseph Arpaio, also known as "Sheriff Joe," in a lawsuit alleging discrimination, and unlawful detention of Hispanics.

Women receive $190 million for being secretly recorded by doctor

Baltimore - Dr. Nikita Levy allegedly recorded two women while working as their gynecologist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Administrators will allegedly pay out $190 million in a settlement.

Australian minister to meet ambassadors over East Jerusalem row

Sydney - Australia's foreign minister will meet ambassadors angered by the country's decision to stop referring to East Jerusalem as "occupied", Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday as he stressed there was "no change in policy".

New York City settling with more Occupy protesters

New York - The city is paying $583,000 to victims in a lawsuit filed against the city because of NYPD’s handling of the 2012 Occupy protests. This is the largest civil rights payout to Occupy protesters so far.

Giant Swiss bank to plead guilty to U.S. criminal charges

Washington - Worldwide banking giant Credit Suisse Group is expected to plead guilty Monday to criminal charges connected to efforts to enable high-income Americans avoid U.S. taxes.

Teen wins settlement after school takes Facebook password

A Minnesota school district has agreed to pay a $70,000 settlement from a lawsuit which claimed school officials violated a student's constitutional rights by viewing her Facebook and email accounts without permission.

JPMorgan pays $400 million to settle with Syncora over toxic loans

JPMorgan Chase & Co will pay $400 million to settle lawsuits brought by bond insurer Syncora Guarantee Inc over toxic mortgage-backed securities, according to the insurer.

Deutsche Bank to pay $20 million to settle Brazil charges

Deutsche Bank AG <DBKGn.DE> agreed on Monday to pay $20 million to settle charges in Brazil that Europe's largest investment bank by revenue helped manage funds embezzled by former city of São Paulo officials in the 1990s, ...

BofA $8.5 billion deal to go forward; AIG loses bid to delay

A New York state judge declined to delay court approval of Bank of America Corp's <BAC.N> $8.5 billion settlement with investors in mortgage-backed securities, rejecting a move by American Inter...

AIG holding BofA $8.5 billion settlement 'hostage,' investors say

American International Group <AIG.N> is holding "hostage" an $8.5 billion deal to compensate investors who bought Bank of America Corp <BAC.N> mortgage securities, supporters of the deal s...

Lehman settles with Freddie Mac over $1.2 billion claim

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc settled with Freddie Mac <FMCC.OB> a $1.2 billion claim, freeing up millions of dollars which will be available for distribution to the bank's creditors.

Man awarded millions in 'Popcorn Lung' lawsuit

Denver - A Colorado man who had developed a condition known as "popcorn lung" has been awarded a multi-million dollar settlement. He said his condition resulted from the chemicals used in microwave popcorn that give it a buttery taste and aroma.
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