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A receipt from a Safeway supermarket in Burlingame. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Safeway Agrees To $2.25 Million Settlement For Overcharging

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.

03/06/2014

The entrance to MNO Grant elementary in Antioch (CBS)

Antioch School District To Pay $8 Million In Teacher Abuse Case

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.

12/19/2013

Occupy Oakland protesters march through streets of Oakland as a part of the Occupy Wall Street movements, near the Oakland City Hall on October 25, 2011. (Kimhiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Oakland Settles With Injured Occupy Protester For $645,000

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.

12/11/2013

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E To Pay $565M In Settlements Over San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

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.

09/10/2013

A man walks by the Oakland Police Department headquarters. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland’s Court-Appointed Police Monitor Will Earn $337K

Thomas Frazier, Oakland’s court-appointed police monitor, will make nearly $337,000 a year under the terms of a settlement over his salary.

08/27/2013

Occupy Oakland protesters march through streets of Oakland as a part of the Occupy Wall Street movements, near the Oakland City Hall on October 25, 2011. (Kimhiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Oakland Reaches Million Dollar Settlement With Group Of Occupy Protesters

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.

07/03/2013

Oscar Grant III (CBS)

Oakland Reaches $1M Settlement With Oscar Grant Protesters

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.

06/24/2013

Win A TiVo Premiere XL4

TiVo Reaches Deal With Cisco, Other Companies Over Patent Dispute

TiVo reached a deal to settle patent disputes with Cisco, Motorola and Time Warner Cable.

06/07/2013

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

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