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.
Santa Clara County is on the hook for a $5 million settlement in a crash involving a sheriff’s deputy who allegedly took his eyes off the road while eating a McDonald’s hamburger.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is poised Tuesday to make a decision about its ongoing defense of the city’s cell phone disclosure law.
A group representing Central Valley farmers said Thursday it has reached a settlement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority in a lawsuit that was one of the biggest obstacles to the state’s $68 billion bullet train project.
Shipping company UPS has agreed to pay $40 million to end a federal criminal probe connected to its work for online pharmacies.
Google will pay a $7 million penalty to settle a multistate investigation into the Internet search leader’s collection of emails, passwords and other sensitive information sent over wireless networks in neighborhoods throughout the country several years ago.
A Central California farmworker whose arm was mangled in a watermelon harvesting machine is getting a $1 million settlement.
The Brentwood family of a 5-year-old special-needs boy who was hurled to the floor and kicked by his teacher is getting $950,000.
Drug store chain Walgreens has agreed to pay a little more than $1.4 million in civil penalties and to establish a price guarantee program for its California customers to settle a lawsuit brought by prosecutors in four Bay Area counties.