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  • Citizens settlement OK'd over Katrina, Rita claims

    January 31, 2013 3:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. on Wednesday finalized a $20 million settlement related to claims handled after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, wrapping up one of two remaining storm-related settlements that have weighed on the company. Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Kern Reese approved the settlement, closing... more »
  • BP says settlement near on US penalties

    November 15, 2012 4:27 AM

    LONDON (AP) - British oil company BP says it is in advanced discussion with U.S. agencies about settling criminal and other claims from the Gulf of Mexico well blowout two years ago. In a statement on Thursday, BP said "no final agreement has yet been reached" and that any such... more »
  • $2 Million Settlement Reached for Victim in Allison Hargrave Case

    September 10, 2012 4:52 PM

    At least a $2 million settlement has been reached between Ascension Episcopal School and a former student who was sexually abused by a former school counselor. Allison Hargrave is currently serving a 30 year sentence in federal prison sentence after she pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a... more »
  • Settlement reached in junked vehicles lawsuit

    July 25, 2012 9:07 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Consolidated Government has reached a settlement in principle with a man who challenged the constitutionality of the city's junked vehicle ordinance in a 2007 lawsuit. George Phillips Jr. sued the city in response to the seizure of four of his vehicles, all of which were... more »
  • Judge asked to sign off on BP oil spill settlement

    April 18, 2012 10:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP and a team of plaintiffs' attorneys have presented a federal judge with the details of a proposed class-action settlement designed to resolve billions of dollars in economic damage claims spawned by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The company and lawyers representing... more »
  • BP Begins to Put Spill Behind it with Settlement

    March 3, 2012 1:20 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - BP's settlement deal with thousands of victims of the 2010 Gulf oil spill is a major step toward putting the worst oil spill in U.S. history behind it. BP says it will not have to increase the $37.2 billion it has set aside to pay for... more »
  • Insurer to consider proposed settlement

    February 9, 2012 10:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's property insurer of last resort will consider a proposed settlement Thursday in a dispute over slow handling of hurricane claims from 2005. Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. faces about $104 million in payouts to about 18,500 policyholders. State courts have rejected appeals by the... more »
  • Greyhound Settlement Pending Council Approval

    September 22, 2011 12:28 AM

    Pending approval by the Lafayette City-Parish council, Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) has tentatively reached a settlement with Greyhound Lines. Greyhound filed suit against LCG back in June of 2008, after the newly-seated council rescinded a zoning change approved by the outgoing council the previous fall. The new council took... more »
  • BP Agrees to $1 Billion Settlement with MOEX

    May 20, 2011 8:37 AM

    LONDON (AP) - MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC, one of BP's minority partners in the blown-out Deepwater Horizon well, has agreed to pay the British oil company $1.065 billion to settle all claims between the companies over the accident in the Gulf of Mexico. BP said Friday that it would continue... more »
  • Bank of America Agrees to $410 Million Settlement

    February 6, 2011 1:30 PM

    Bank of America is agreeing to pay $410 million to settle a lawsuit about overdraft fees. A spokeswoman for the nation's largest bank said Saturday that it is "pleased to reach a fair resolution" to the case. Spokeswoman Anne Pace said B of A also already has addressed many related... more »
  • Settlement near in FEMA mobile home cases

    January 20, 2011 9:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Companies that manufactured mobile homes for the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina are nearing a settlement to resolve thousands of claims that the emergency shelters exposed Gulf Coast storm victims to potentially dangerous fumes, court records show. A proposed class-action settlement involving about two... more »
  • Settlement Resolves Probe of McNeese State

    September 10, 2010 7:08 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A settlement with the Justice Department calls for McNeese State University to improve access to its Lake Charles campus for disabled students, employees and visitors. The settlement announced Thursday resolves an investigation the Justice Department launched in 2008 to review the school's compliance with the... more »
  • $20 Million Settlement For Jaycee Dugard Family

    July 1, 2010 1:57 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers approved a $20 million settlement Thursday with the family of Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped as a girl and held captive in a secret backyard for 18 years by a paroled sex offender. Dugard, 30, resurfaced last August with two daughters she bore with... more »
  • $15M Settlement for Injured Worker

    June 20, 2010 6:41 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - An oil field rigger severely injured in a post-Hurricane Katrina salvage job has agreed to settle his court claims for $15 million. A trial for Randall James Wooley's lawsuit against his employer, Longnecker Properties Inc., and several other companies was scheduled to start July 18 in... more »

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