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Noel Polanco

$2.5 Settlement For Family Of Noel Polanco, National Guardsman Shot Dead By NYPD

The family of an unarmed National Guardsman killed by police during a Queens traffic stop has settled with the city for millions.

02/12/2014

Members of the press and bystanders watch protesters being arrested during demonstrations on the eve of the Republican National Convention, Aug. 29, 2004. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched on the eve of the four-day RNC. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

City To Pay $18 Million To Settle ‘Wrongful’ Arrests During 2004 RNC

The settlement, which must be approved by a federal judge, would end nearly a decade of legal wrangling over more than 1,800 arrests, mostly on charges of disorderly conduct or parading without a permit.

01/15/2014

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L.I. Man Settles With State Over Wrongful Conviction For Parents’ Murder

A man who spent 17 years in prison for killing his parents has settled a wrongful conviction lawsuit against the State of New York.

01/07/2014

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Wells Fargo Settles Complaint Over Alleged Sex Harassment By Loan Officer

Wells Fargo Bank announced Wednesday that it has settled a civil rights complaint, in which a New Jersey woman who was seeking a loan claimed a bank employee pressured her for sex.

11/20/2013

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case on October 9, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Penn State To Pay $59.7M To 26 Sandusky Victims

“We hope this is another step forward in the healing process for those hurt by Mr. Sandusky, and another step forward for Penn State,” school president Rodney Erickson said in a statement Monday.

10/28/2013

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Family Of NYC Transit Worker Electrocuted On The Job Settles For $4 Million

A judge had already ruled that NYC Transit was negligent for failing to protect James Knell. A jury only had to determine the amount of monetary compensation for his pain and suffering.

10/07/2013

Dunes in Brick, New Jersey (credit: CBS 2)

Jersey Shore Couple Given $1 Settlement After Resisting Protective Dune

With the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaching, New Jersey took two big steps Wednesday toward protecting its still-vulnerable coastline from future storms.

09/25/2013

Giants co-owner John Mara (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Former Players, Giants’ Mara React To NFL Concussion Settlement

The NFL agreed Thursday to pay more than three-quarters of a billion dollars to settle lawsuits by Tony Dorsett and thousands of other former players who are suffering from dementia and other concussion-related brain injuries.

08/30/2013

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)/Vito Lopez (credit: CBS 2)

NYS Taxpayers To Cover Cost Of Lawsuits Over Alleged Sexual Harassment

Under New York law, the state defends elected officials who acted in their official capacity.

06/25/2013

Clayton Osbon (credit: Personal Photo)

JetBlue Has Settled Lawsuit Over Pilot’s Mid-Flight Freakout

A lawsuit against JetBlue following a pilot’s meltdown on a New York-to-Las Vegas flight has been quietly settled.

06/12/2013

Jeffrey Deskovic (file/credit: Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice)

Wrongly Convicted Man Jeffrey Deskovic Awarded Graduate Degree

Jeffrey Deskovic, who was freed in 2006 after 16 years in prison, received his diploma from John Jay College of Criminal Justice at a graduation ceremony on Tuesday.

05/29/2013

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N.Y. Attorney General: Banks Dropped The Ball On Loan Modification Applications

The New York State Attorney General’s office has announced plans to sue Bank of America and Wells Fargo for violating the terms of a $26 million mortgage settlement.

05/06/2013

New York Police Department officers surround a central tent as they clear the 'Occupy Wall Street' protest from Zuccotti Park in the early morning hours of November 15, 2011 in New York. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Settlement Announced In Lawsuit Over Seizure Of OWS Library

A settlement was announced Tuesday in a lawsuit over the seizure of the Occupy Wall Street library at Zuccotti Park.

04/09/2013

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City To Receive $2.4 Million Settlement From FedEx Ground Over Alleged Contraband Cigarette Deliveries

The city sued FedEx Ground for accepting packages from a Kentucky company called CigarettesDirect2U, which helped New Yorkers evade high cigarette taxes by shipping untaxed cartons from out-of-state.

03/16/2013

From left: Victims Terrance Aeriel, Iofemi Hightower and Dashon Harvey (credit: CBS 2)

$5 Million Settlement In Newark Schoolyard Murder Lawsuit

The families of three college-bound friends murdered in a Newark schoolyard in 2007 have reached a $5 million settlement Tuesday in a lawsuit against the city and state.

02/12/2013

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