Church pews
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David Madden
February 09, 2020 - 4:30 am
Over $11 million has been paid out, or soon will be, by five Catholic dioceses in New Jersey to dozens of victims of sexual abuse at the hands of priests. And that effort is far from finished. Read more here.
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 Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks back in the first half while taking on the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
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Kim Glovas
January 27, 2020 - 6:40 pm
The world is shaken by the sudden death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, but advocates say the onslaught of coverage on his death can be a trigger to sexual assault survivors. Read more here.
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Gavel in a courtroom.
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Cherri Gregg
January 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
Berks County will pay tens of thousands of dollars to a woman who was detained in its ICE facility. The settlement came on the eve of a trial scheduled to begin Friday — the woman was sexually abused as a teenager by one of the staffers. Read more here.
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IKEA dresser lawsuit
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Andrew Kramer
January 06, 2020 - 7:23 pm
A Philadelphia law firm and IKEA have come to terms years after a toddler was fatally injured by a toppled dresser — and it’s believed to be the largest settlement amount ever in a child wrongful death suit. Read more here.
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Shaurn Thomas and James Figorski.
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January 02, 2020 - 4:00 am
The City of Philadelphia will pay out over $4 million to settle civil rights claims brought by a man who spent 24 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit. His wrongful conviction was linked to two rogue detectives. Read more here.
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Harvey Weinstein
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AP News
December 11, 2019 - 5:39 pm
Harvey Weinstein and his former film studio's board have reached a tentative $25 million settlement that would end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against him and his company. Read more here.
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Chinese restaurant owners
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Pat Loeb
October 04, 2019 - 3:11 pm
The City of Philadelphia will no longer enforce a 14-year-old ordinance that requires businesses on primarily residential streets to close at 11 p.m. The suit comes from a group of Chinese restaurant owners who say they were unfairly targeted by the law. Read more here.
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MGM and Las Vegas shooting victims to announce landmark settlement
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October 03, 2019 - 12:06 pm
MGM Resorts International and the victims of the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting reached a landmark settlement worth between $735 million and $800 million, depending on the number of claimants, MGM said in a statement Thursday.
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AP News
September 17, 2019 - 7:49 am
Purdue Pharma gets its day in court after the OxyContin maker filed for bankruptcy and negotiated a potential multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits. Read what to expect here.
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 OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier.
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AP News
September 11, 2019 - 3:48 pm
Nearly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis.
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