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A foreclosed Stockton home. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Californians Wrongfully Foreclosed On Receiving $1,500 Checks

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.

06/04/2013

Sean Parker attends the 3rd Annual TechFellow Awards at SF MOMA on February 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images For Techfellows)

Napster Founder Reaches $2.5M Settlement After Unpermitted Big Sur Wedding

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.

06/04/2013

A partially-eaten McDonald's Big Mac hamburger. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Crash By Deputy Eating Hamburger Costs Santa Clara County $5 Million

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.

05/22/2013

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SF Supes Faced With Tough Decision Over Fate Of Cell Phone Disclosure Law

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.

05/07/2013

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California Officials Reach Deal To Settle High-Speed Rail Project Lawsuit

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.

04/18/2013

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UPS Agrees To Give Up $40M Made From Illegal Online Pharmacies

Shipping company UPS has agreed to pay $40 million to end a federal criminal probe connected to its work for online pharmacies.

03/29/2013

Google Street View car (CBS)

Google To Pay $7M To Settle Wi-Fi Information Collection Case

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.

03/08/2013

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Fresno Farmworker Hurt In Harvesting Machine Accident Getting $1M Settlement

A Central California farmworker whose arm was mangled in a watermelon harvesting machine is getting a $1 million settlement.

02/04/2013

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Family Of Special-Needs Boy Kicked By Teacher Getting $950K 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.

01/17/2013

A Walgreens store (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Walgreens To Pay $1.4 Million To Settle Bay Area Overcharging Suit

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.

01/09/2013

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