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City Of Cleveland To Pay Settlement For Police Shooting Of 12-Year-Old Boy

The family of Tamir Rice, (a 12 year old boy) will receive a settlement in the amount of $6 million arising out of the fatal shooting that occurred in October 2014. The incident brought about outrage nationally. The settlement is the largest ever paid by the City of Cleveland, Ohio in a police related civil lawsuit.

Proposed Settlement Reported in General Motors Faulty Ignition Switch Case

Attorneys for both sides have reported a settlement in the third scheduled trial involving defective ignition switches in General Motors vehicles. The terms of the proposed settlement are confidential.

Village in Westchester County New York to pay settlement for Police Shooting of College Student

The family of Danroy Henry Jr., of Easton, Mass., has agreed to a settlement in the amount of $6 million arising out of the fatal shooting that occurred in October 2010. The facts of the case revealed that Aaron Hess who was police officer involved in the shooting, fired shots into the windshield of the car being driven by Mr. Henry. Prior to shooting, the officer stepped in front of the path of the car and was struck. It was not entirely clear as to why the officer was attempting to halt the vehicle.

Man fighting clause that blocked wrongful death suit over mother

Across the country, including here in New York, big business loves arbitration. Any reader who has ever signed up for cellphone service or applied for a credit card or student loan has almost certainly signed a contract that contains an arbitration clause. Simply put, this clause states that, if the customer ever has a dispute with the company, the parties must go to arbitration to resolve it. The aggrieved customer cannot sue the business in a court of law.

The Amtrak Train Derailment In Philadelphia Was Preventable

We have now come to learn that Amtrak had technology known as "Positive Train Control" that would have prevented the horrible tragedy that killed at least 8 passengers and injured more than 200 others.

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