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