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DNR settles CAFO lawsuit

The state Department of Natural Resources has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging the agency is over-regulating large livestock operations.

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Bucks settle lawsuit over cheerleader pay

A former Milwaukee Bucks cheerleader who claimed in a lawsuit that she and her colleagues were underpaid has reached a settlement with the team but the organization maintains it did nothing wrong.

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ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle tainted peanut butter case

Russ Bynum Associated Press ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A ConAgra subsidiary pleaded guilty Tuesday and agreed to pay $11.2 million — including the largest criminal fine ever imposed for a foodborne illness in the United States — to resolve a decade-long criminal investigation into a nationwide salmonella outbreak blamed on tainted peanut butter. ConAgra admitted to a single misdemeanor count ...

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Judge approves Volkswagen emissions settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has approved a $15 billion court settlement of most claims against Volkswagen for its emissions-cheating scandal. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer signed the order Tuesday approving the largest auto-scandal settlement in the nation’s history. About 475,000 owners of VWs and Audis with 2-liter four-cylinder diesel engines now will be able ...

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Enbridge reaches $176M agreement for 2010 oil spill

Enbridge Energy Partners has reached a $176 million settlement for the costliest inland oil spill in U.S. history — a pipeline rupture in southwestern Michigan that polluted a nearly 40-mile stretch of the Kalamazoo River, federal officials said Wednesday.

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Koss settles suit against American Express for $3M

Koss Corp. has settled a lawsuit against American Express Co., resolving allegations that the credit-card company should have known that Koss’s money was being embezzled to pay for a former Koss executive’s shopping sprees. Koss, a Milwaukee-based maker of high-fidelity headphones, announced Friday that it will receive a gross amount of $3 million from the settlement. Part of the money ...

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Illinois reaches settlement with 11,000 inmates

Lawyers representing 11,000 mentally ill inmates in Illinois prisons have reached a settlement with the state in a long-running class-action lawsuit that alleged inadequate treatment amounted to "cruel and unusual punishment," a deal both sides heralded on Wednesday.

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Lab settles Medicare fraud allegations

A laboratory company in western Wisconsin and its owners have agreed to pay the federal government $8.5 million to settle claims it submitted false billing information to Medicare.

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Barton Solvents to pay $1M EPA settlement, change processes

An Iowa-based company that mixes and transports chemicals for customers in the printing, coating, and cleaning industries has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle federal environmental violations and ensure safety at six plants in Iowa, Kansas and Wisconsin.

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