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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.

Poker websites to pay $731 million in US settlement

On Tuesday officials in the US announced that two poker websites will be paying over seven million dollars in a US settlement.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes reach a settlement

New York - Just two weeks after Katie Holmes filed for divorce, she and her estranged husband Tom Cruise have reached a divorce settlement.

Bernie Madoff victims to recover $405 million in NY settlement

New York - Hedge fund manager J. Ezra Merkin who invested his clients’ money in Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi scheme –– without their knowledge –– will pay more than $400 million under a settlement.

Mars One: Human settlement on Mars in 2023

An ambitious new project has started. Mars One plans to establish the first human settlement on Mars in 2023. Only one problem, you can't come back.

Syngenta to pay $105 million for contaminating US water supply

One of Monsanto's biggest competitors, Syngenta, AG has settled a class-action lawsuit and is to pay the Plaintiffs $105 million in settlement.

Israeli court rejects delay in Migron outpost evacuation

The Israeli Supreme Court has rejected the state's request to postpone dismantling a West Bank settlement till 2015, NPR reports. Initially, the court had ruled that the post must be destroyed by the end of the month.

Federal Judge rejects Citigroup – SEC settlement

New York - A federal judge rejected a $285 million dollar settlement between Citigroup and the Securites and Exchange Commission Monday after determining that the American financial watchdog had to prove – rather than just claim - the bank committed fraud.

Op-Ed: Libya - All over in a week? Mon Dieu!

"Settlement creep" seems to be crawling all over the Libyan scene this week. But that doesn't seem to be fast enough for the French.

Halifax Archbishop explains why Church must pay sex abuse victims

Yarmouth - In a letter to parishioners of the Yarmouth diocese, the Halifax Roman Catholic Archbishop is appealing for understanding as to why the Church must pay settlements to victims of sexual abuse.

Details of Tiger Woods' divorce settlement emerge, Elin silenced

The $750 million settlement is being called "hush money" because Woods' soon to be ex-wife Elin Nordegren is barred, for life, from writing or speaking about their relationship.

Two museums to share horse head Civil War relic

A King Solomon-esque decision has been made regarding a Civil War relic that two Pennsylvania museums have been squabbling over. They are arguing who is the rightful owner.

Israeli minister says Israel won't yield to U.S. demands

In response to a meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's Strategic Affairs Minister said his government won’t let the U.S. dictate its policies, and it won't halt settlement construction.

Kidney Compensation Denied in Divorce Property Settlement

Divorces can get ugly. Very Ugly. And sometimes the details surrounding property settlements can get down right weird, too.

Maple Leaf Foods reach lawsuit settlement on listeriosis outbreak

Maple Leaf Foods has reached a $27 million settlement in class-action lawsuits over the 2008 listeriosis outbreak. Up to 10,000 claims are expected to be filed.

Heath Ledger Life Insurance Settlement Reached

ReliaStar Life Insurance Company has settled a claim for the estate of Heath Ledger. It has agreed to pay on the $10 million policy claim that is due to Ledger's two-year-old daughter Matilda Rose.

Mattel Reaches $12 Million Settlement Over Tainted-Toys Probe

Toy maker Mattel agreed to pay 39 U.S. states $12 million to settle claims it shipped toys tainted with lead paint, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. The settlement resolves a 15-month probe that put Mattel in the crosshairs.

Canadian Building Firms Sued by Palestinians in West Bank

While violence and political maneuvering continue to escalate in the Palestinian West Bank, residents of a local village have sued two Canadian companies for building new homes on their land intended for Israels occupants.
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