In 2012, ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts went undercover shopping at 5 Safeway stores in 3 counties. She was overcharged 5 times. According to more than 1,800 scanner inspections at Safeway-operated stores in 31 California counties and 11 different states, ConsumerWatch discovered that inspectors were overcharged on 1 out of every 50 items purchased over a 5 years span in California alone.
The Antioch Unified School District has announced that it will pay $8 million to eight families who sued over a teacher’s alleged abuse of autistic kindergarten students and the district’s failure to report it.
The city of Oakland has agreed to settle a claim by a U.S. Army veteran from the Iraq War who was beaten by a police officer during an Occupy Oakland protest two years ago.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. expects to pay a total of $565 million in legal settlements and other claims from a deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb, the utility said.
Thomas Frazier, Oakland’s court-appointed police monitor, will make nearly $337,000 a year under the terms of a settlement over his salary.
The Oakland City Council has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a dozen Occupy Oakland protesters who said they were the victims of excessive force during clashes with police during a protest in 2011.
A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a $1 million settlement in a lawsuit filed against the city of Oakland and Alameda County on behalf of 150 people who were arrested during a 2010 protest related to the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III.
TiVo reached a deal to settle patent disputes with Cisco, Motorola and Time Warner Cable.
More than 200,000 Californians will each receive checks worth nearly $1,500 this month as part of the national mortgage settlement, the state attorney general’s office said Tuesday.
The California Coastal Commission and Parker said Monday they have reached a $2.5 million settlement to pay for coastal conservation programs after the Napster co-founder built a large movie-set-like wedding site in an ecologically sensitive area of Big Sur without proper permits.