Drugstore Walgreens has agreed to pay $180,000 to a long-time South San Francisco employee to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday.
The Rite Aid pharmacy chain has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle allegations that it failed to fully comply with rules about consulting with customers in California who receive new prescriptions.
The NFL has agreed to remove a cap on concussion-related damages after a judge questioned whether a proposed settlement provided enough money to cover retired players.
The California Art Institute in San Francisco, a for-profit university, has agreed to a $4.4 million settlement with the City Attorney’s office over claims that it allegedly used deceptive marketing tactics.
The Moraga School District has settled two sexual abuse lawsuits and will pay $7 million each to two women allegedly abused by a former teacher, according to district superintendent Bruce Burns.
BART has settled a lawsuit brought by five men who were detained with Oscar Grant on the Fruitvale Station platform in Oakland when he was fatally shot.
People living on a former landfill known as the Albany Bulb will have to move out by Friday as part of a settlement with the city of Albany.
An Iraq War veteran who was critically wounded when he was hit in the head with a police projectile during a 2011 Occupy Oakland protest will receive a $4.5 million settlement from the city of Oakland, his attorneys announced Friday.
The U.S. government announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday and filed a criminal charge alleging the company defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The penalty is the largest of its kind ever imposed on an auto company, the Justice Department said.
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.