New York State was poised Tuesday to collect $3.3 billion from a recent record settlement with the largest bank in France, and the Cuomo administration plans to add it to the state’s general fund.
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Thursday approved a settlement of $40 million for the five men wrongly convicted in the infamous 1989 Central Park jogger attack.
The settlement, negotiated over several months, is designed to last at least 65 years and cover retired players who develop Lou Gehrig’s disease, dementia or other neurological problems.
A published report Thursday said the city has agreed to a $40 million settlement to the five men whose convictions were overturned in the rape and beating of a woman in Central Park in 1989.
Attorneys from the firm Stecklow Cohen & Thompson said the $583,000 agreement reached Tuesday is the largest settlement to date in a single Occupy-related civil rights case.
The family of an unarmed National Guardsman killed by police during a Queens traffic stop has settled with the city for millions.
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.
A man who spent 17 years in prison for killing his parents has settled a wrongful conviction lawsuit against the State of New York.
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.
“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.
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.
With the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaching, New Jersey took two big steps Wednesday toward protecting its still-vulnerable coastline from future storms.
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.
Under New York law, the state defends elected officials who acted in their official capacity.
A lawsuit against JetBlue following a pilot’s meltdown on a New York-to-Las Vegas flight has been quietly settled.