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Feb 13, 2018

Monroe County pays $30,000 to settle suit

Monroe County has paid $30,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a man claiming he was unjustly assaulted by sheriff’s deputies. The Daily Record obtained a copy of the settlement agreement between the county and plaintiff Po K. Lin in response to a request made under New York state’s Freedom of Information Law. The […]

Jun 26, 2017

Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

MINNEAPOLIS — The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve. The settlement to be paid to Valerie Castile, […]

Feb 8, 2017

Judge reminding NFL retirees of concussion settlement

PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge on Wednesday urged NFL retirees to register for a concussion settlement that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. About 22,000 retirees are encouraged to get baseline neurological testing. The league expects more than 6,000 of them to eventually be diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The deal […]

Jan 18, 2017

JPMorgan settles federal mortgage discrimination suit for $55 million

NEW YORK – JPMorgan Chase said Wednesday that it had agreed to settle a federal lawsuit accusing the bank of discriminating against minority borrowers for years by charging them about $1,000 more than white customers for a mortgage. The case was settled for $55 million, according to a person familiar with the settlement. Between 2006 […]

Aug 21, 2014

Macy’s to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

ALBANY (AP) — Macy’s has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan’s Herald Square. Under the agreement signed Tuesday with New York’s attorney general, the retailer will adopt new policies on police access to its security camera monitors and against profiling, further train employees, investigate customer […]

Jul 30, 2014

Soldiers get $92M in debt relief under settlement

ALBANY (AP) — Thirteen states have settled an investigation into improper lending with a court agreement that is expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for 17,800 U.S. military personnel. Deceptive practices by Rome Finance Co., more recently doing business as Colfax Capital Corp. and Culver Capital LLC, based in California and Georgia, included […]

Jul 14, 2014

Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime probe

WASHINGTON — Citigroup agreed Monday to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said “shattered lives” and contributed to the worst financial crisis in decades. The settlement represents a moment of reckoning for one of the […]

Jul 14, 2014

AG settles with waste haulers

A settlement has been reached with Casella Waste Systems Inc., resolving concerns that its contracting practices were restrictive. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, who announced the settlement Monday, was also concerned about Cassella’s market dominance, pattern of acquisitions of smaller competitors and unlawfully restrained competition in the North Country and Southern Tier. The settleme[...]

Jun 18, 2014

Apple settles on damages in digital book case

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple reached a settlement on the damages owed in a case that concluded the company illegally conspired with publishers to drive up the prices of digital books. Terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed in a document filed late Monday. Those details will emerge in a filing due by July 16. Lawyers […]

Jun 17, 2014

State settles with SUNY in Medicaid payments

A settlement has been reached with the State University of New York to recover $115,094 in excess Medicaid payments for dental services performed from Jan. 1, 2005, through Aug. 31, 2009, at the Daniel Squire Oral Diagnostic & Treatment Center on the university’s Main Street campus in Buffalo. According to the office of the attorney […]

Apr 22, 2014

State settles with local furniture store

A settlement has been reached with a Victor-based furniture company for deceiving consumers into falsely thinking they were holding a “going out of business” sale in violation of New York state law. An investigation by the Office of the Attorney General found Viking engaged in deceptive business practices as well as false advertising by promoting […]

Mar 28, 2014

NY settles probe of tanning salons’ health claims

ALBANY (AP) — New York’s attorney general has reached a settlement with a chain of tanning salons to stop making claims about the health benefits of tanning. The agreement is with HT Franchising Management LLC, doing business as Hollywood Tans, and with Hollywood Tans NYC, its Manhattan-based franchise. The parent corporation has six other franchises […]

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