A House committee has approved a bill that will pay out part of a settlement involved in a high-profile case that resulted in the death of a 10-year-old girl and near death of her twin brother. With the approval of the bill, known as HB 6523, $3.75 million of the $5 million that the Florida Department of Children and Families agreed to pay “to the estate of Nubia Barahona and to Victor Barahona” will be paid out. The other $1.25 million has already been paid.
Verdicts & Settlements
Washington DoC Agrees to Pay $3m to Family of Boy Killed By a Gang Member on Community Supervision Program
The Department of Corrections in the State of Washington agreed to pay $3 million to the family of a boy killed by a gang member out on a community supervision program. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed in 2014, four years after the violent death of 12-year old Alajawan Brown in Skyway. Brown had stepped
After being accused of fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the owner and president of Jay Peak ski resort has finally agreed to a $150 million settlement with Raymond James Financial Inc. However, the agreement is still pending approval.
A white woman from Rapid City, South Dakota, reached a settlement with her former employer in a racial discrimination lawsuit. The company, Community Alternatives of the Black Hills, oversees and supervises private jail facilities. They went into court over an allegation that the woman, Alicia A. Kline, had been targeted by a supervisor for not
76-year-old man files wrongful conviction lawsuit after he is set free.
Michael Hutchison and his wife, Stacie Hutchison,settled at $5,000 with the city of Bowling Green, Kentucky, for a raid that occurred on July 11, 2016.
Spending years behind bars for a crime you didn’t commit would be a nightmare for anyone. Unfortunately for Deon Patrick, this is exactly what happened to him. Fortunately for him, after spending “21 years in prison after signing a murder confession allegedly manufactured by Chicago police and Cook County prosecutors,” a federal jury awarded him $13 million on Wednesday as a result of a lawsuit he filed against the city of Chicago.
Ever drive out in the country where livestock feedlots saturate the air with ammonia so thick that your nose hairs practically wither? Where I come from, that and the ever-present earthy smell of manure were euphemistically called “fresh country air.” These industrial feedlot exhalations aren’t just stinky, though: they are a potent source of pollution. Solving this problem seems like a good way for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make itself useful, but in 2008, the EPA decided that CAFOs didn’t have to report their pollutants. Last week, though, the D.C. Court of Appeals vacated that rule, saying that Congress had not given the EPA the authority to create CERCLA exemptions as they pleased. Now, CAFOs and other massively polluting livestock operations will be required, like everyone else, to answer to all of us for their pollution problems.
Car accidents are never fun for anyone, especially when they result in injuries. For Karen Del Re, 53, of New Jersey, that’s exactly what happened when “she was injured in a crash with an agency pickup truck in 2013.” Fortunately, however, Del Re received $3.6 million from a settlement agreement “with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.”
After being injured in the deadly water slide accident that claimed the young life of a state lawmaker’s 10-year-old son, two sisters have finally agreed to a settlement with the owner of the Schlitterbahn Water Park.