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judge tentatively approves revised chemical spill settlement


charleston, w.va. (ap) — a federal judge has tentatively approved a revised settlement to a class-action lawsuit over a west virginia chemical spill that left up to 300,000 people without tap water for up to nine days. u.s. district judge john copenhaver on thursday scheduled a final hearing jan. 9. the deadline for claims submissions […]






federal judge reviews $151 million chemical spill settlement


charleston, w.va. (ap) — a revised class-action settlement plan is back before a federal judge deciding how to pay victims of a chemical spill that left people without tap water for up to 9 days. the drinking water of about 300,000 people in the greater charleston area was contaminated in january 2014 when a chemical […]






settlement would have companies pay millions for spill


charleston, w.va. (ap) — residential customers and small businesses could receive thousands of dollars under a proposed settlement with the companies sued for a chemical spill and resulting water crisis in west virginia’s capital area three years ago. if the federal court approves, the settlement filing shows west virginia american water would pay up to […]






judge denies water crisis legal settlement, asks for changes


a federal judge has declined to grant preliminary approval to a $151 million settlement stemming from a 2014 chemical spill that sparked a water crisis in west virginia.






judge denies water crisis legal settlement, asks for changes


charleston, w.va. (ap) — a federal judge has declined to grant preliminary approval to a $151 million settlement stemming from a 2014 chemical spill that sparked a water crisis in west virginia. local news outlets report judge john t. copenhaver jr. said in an order thursday that he wants changes to the deal with west […]






judge oks $1-million settlement in border death case


a federal judge has tentatively approved the u.s. government’s offer to pay $1 million to the children of a mexican man who died after being beaten and shocked with a stun gun at the san ysidro port of entry. the settlement will be dispersed among the five children of anastasio hernandez rojas,...






judge approves $25 million settlement of trump university lawsuit


a u.s. judge on friday granted final approval of a $25 million settlement to resolve a class action lawsuit that claimed fraud against president donald trump and his trump university real estate seminars. the ruling was from u.s. district judge gonzalo curiel in san diego, who trump criticized durin...






judge approves $142-million class-action settlement in wells fargo sham accounts


wells fargo & co. has received preliminary approval for its proposed $142-million class-action settlement to compensate possibly millions of customers who had unauthorized accounts opened in their name. on saturday, a federal judge in san francisco found that the proposed settlement was "fair,...






san diego judge approves $25 million trump university settlement


a san diego federal judge on friday morning finalized the $25 million settlement in the trump university litigation, dismissing the objection of a florida woman and finding in favor of the 3,700 others who stand to recoup the vast majority of what they spent on the real estate baron’s investment...






san diego judge approves $25-million trump university settlement


a san diego federal judge on friday morning finalized the $25-million settlement in the trump university litigation, dismissing the objection of a florida woman and finding in favor of the 3,700 others who stand to recoup the vast majority of what they spent on the real estate baron’s investment...






more lake michigan test results coming after chemical spill


portage, ind. (ap) — federal officials are awaiting more test results to determine whether a potentially carcinogenic chemical entered lake michigan during a wastewater spill at a u.s. steel plant in northern indiana. u.s. environmental protection agency spokeswoman rachel bassler says testing tuesday and wednesday found no hexavalent chromium in the lake near the spill […]






1 hospitalized in chemical spill at tesla plant in nevada


officials say one person has been hospitalized after a chemical spill forced the evacuation of part of tesla's giant battery factory in nevada.






u cancer center evacuated after chemical spill


minneapolis fire department officials said the spill is contained.






judge approves emissions-cheating settlement for 3-liter vws


san francisco (ap) — a federal judge in san francisco has approved a $1.2 billion settlement with owners of about 88,500 volkswagens with 3-liter diesel engines rigged to cheat on emissions tests. judge charles breyer gave the deal final approval during a hearing thursday. the deal ends most of the litigation over vw’s cheating scandal, […]






$45m settlement between bp, louisiana parish over oil spill


new orleans (ap) — a coastal louisiana parish has announced a $45 million settlement with bp over damages from the 2010 gulf of mexico oil spill. plaquemines (plak’-uh-minz) parish president amos cormier announced the settlement in a news release tuesday. he set a wednesday news conference to discuss details. plaquemines parish juts out into the […]






san diego judge poised to approve $1 million settlement in border death case


a san diego federal judge on thursday tentatively approved the u.s. government’s offer to pay $1 million to the children of a mexican man who died after being beaten and shot with a taser at the san ysidro port of entry, ending seven years of litigation in the lawsuit that has brought national...






epa: no significant chemical discharge from us steel spill


portage, ind. (ap) — water samples from lake michigan and one of its tributaries show no significant discharge of a potentially carcinogenic chemical from a u.s. steel corp. wastewater spill in northern indiana, the environmental protection agency said friday. results from about 200 water samples showed no significant trace of the chemical hexavalent chromium in […]






epa: no significant chemical discharge from us steel spill


portage, ind. (ap) — the environmental protection agency says water sampling in lake michigan and a tributary shows no significant discharge of a potentially carcinogenic chemical from a u.s. steel corp. wastewater spill in northern indiana. the epa said friday that sampling results showed no significant trace of the chemical hexavalent chromium in the lake […]






2 indiana lake michigan beaches closed after u.s. steel chemical spill


the chemical spill that closed two beaches in the indiana dunes national lakeshore was from a u.s. steel wastewater discharge to burns waterway that contained hexavalent chromium, a toxic byproduct of industrial processes, according to a spokeswoman with the environmental protection agency. the...






u.s. steel chemical spill closes beaches, epa measuring environmental damage


a spill at the u.s. steel plant in portage this week leaked a toxic chemical into burns waterway, a lake michigan tributary, forcing the closure of beaches in and around the indiana dunes national lakeshore and leaving officials scrambling to determine the extent of damage caused to the local environment....






deal made after mexican man died at border gets initial ok


san diego (ap) — a federal judge tentatively approved an agreement thursday for the u.s. government to pay $1 million to the children of a mexican man who died after being detained by immigration authorities and shot several times with a stun gun. the settlement considered by u.s. magistrate judge louisa porter is intended to […]






deal made after mexican man died at border gets initial ok


san diego (ap) — a federal judge tentatively approved an agreement for the u.s. government to pay $1 million to the children of a mexican man who died after being detained by immigration authorities and shot several times with a stun gun. the settlement considered by u.s. magistrate judge louisa porter is intended to end […]






settlement reached in arkansas oil spill case


little rock, ark. (ap) — exxon mobil has settled a lawsuit over a 2013 pipeline spill that dumped tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into an arkansas neighborhood. attorneys representing 64 families announced the settlement thursday. they say terms will remain confidential. exxon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. government […]






judge approves trump university settlement


a judge on friday approved an agreement for president trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct trump university, ending nearly seven years of legal battles with customers who claimed they were misled by failed promises to teach success in real estate. u.s. district judge...






cleanup crews close traffic lanes along route 14 following chemical spill in bar


authorities closed both westbound lanes of traffic along route 14 in barrington, near hart road, during the evening commute wednesday to finish cleaning up a chemical spill that happened after a semitrailer collided with a pickup truck, according to village officials. the crash happened at 11:30...






chemical spill prompts evacuations in national city


a chemical spill has prompted evacuations of homes and businesses along 17th and 18th streets in national city. everyone on those streets between national city boulevard and b street was told to leave by, national city police. they were directed to gather at a temporary evacuation site at sweetwater...






one westbound lane re-opened on route 14 in barrington after chemical spill


officials re-opened one westbound lane along route 14 at hart road early friday morning, ending traffic detours that resulted after a crash late tuesday night caused a chemical compound to spill on to the major thoroughfare in barrington. but clean-up crews remain on scene friday but could be finished...






santa monica tentatively approves nation's most extensive earthquake retrofit pl


the santa monica city council on tuesday tentatively approved the nation’s most extensive seismic retrofitting effort, which could require safety improvements to as many as 2,000 earthquake-vulnerable buildings. the vote was unanimous.  santa monica’s safety rules would go beyond what los angeles...






all westbound lanes on route 14 in barrington re-open after crews clean chemical


all westbound lanes along route 14 at hart road in barrington were re-opened friday afternoon ahead of the evening commute after crews successfully cleaned a chemical spill caused by a crash late tuesday, village officials said. both westbound lanes had been closed since early wednesday evening,...






judge approves deal over pay for 28,000 exotic dancers


detroit (ap) — a judge in detroit has approved a $6.5 million settlement in a wage dispute involving 28,000 exotic dancers in the u.s. the class-action lawsuit centered on whether women who dance nude or topless for the deja vu chain of clubs should be treated as employees or private contractors. u.s. district court judge […]






israel blasted for approving emek shilo settlement


security cabinet approves for the first time in 20 years the building of a new settlement in the occupied west bank.






trump fires back after judge freezes revised travel ban


federal judge issued nationwide temporary restraining order just hours before the revised executive order was to take effect






judge approves $25 million trump university settlement


a judge on friday approved an agreement for president donald trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct trump university, ending nearly seven years of legal battles with customers who claimed they were misled by failed promises to teach success in real estate.






indiana utility reopens water plant following us steel spill


portage, ind. (ap) — an indiana utility that stopped using lake michigan water last week because of a u.s. steel corp. chemical spill has resumed drawing water from the lake after no significant traces of the chemical were found. indiana american water says its ogden dunes water plant resumed operations tuesday after testing by it […]






judge approves $25 million trump university settlement


a judge on friday approved an agreement for president donald trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct trump university, ending nearly seven years of legal battles with customers who claimed they were misled by failed promises to teach success in real estate. u.s. district...