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  • Smoke Free Four Phoenix bars pay $10,000 fine for violating the Smoke Free Arizona Act. (Jan-29-08)
  • Averted Hit and Run David Kyle Smith ordered to pay $450,000 after driving by a police car accident. (Jan-28-08)
  • Proper Counsel Tentative $600,000 settlement in wrongful imprisonment lawsuit. (Jan-19-08)
  • Foster Care Abuse State of Alaska pays two foster boys $2.4 million negligence settlement. (Jan-15-08)
  • Wrongful Imprisonment and Conviction Man awarded $3.5 million after spending 15 years in jail for a crime he did not commit. (Jan-14-08)
  • Wrongful Imprisonment Man awarded multi million dollar settlement after spending 23 years in prison. (Jan-13-08)
  • Foster Parent Neglect Debi Canella ordered to pay $70,000 settlement after her foster daughter choked on a car seat while left alone for 30 minutes. (Jan-11-08)
  • Foster Care Abuse Adopted foster boy awarded $300,000 settlement after being abused by another foster boy. (Jan-11-08)
  • Activist Protest New York City pays two activist groups $50,000 settlement for free speech violations. (Jan-10-08)
  • Wrongful Conviction Family of mentally challenged man awarded $700,000 settlement after his death. (Jan-9-08)
  • Paralympic Civil Rights US Olympic Committee agrees to confidential settlement for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Jan-9-08)
  • Campaign Contributions $260,000 settlement reached in election fraud lawsuit. (Jan-7-08)
  • Inmate Abuse State of Wyoming awards inmate an undisclosed settlement after being assaulted by his cell mate. (Jan-6-08)
  • Abortion Rights Legislator Vaughn Flora agrees to confidential settlement after physically harming protester. (Jan-6-08)
  • Railroad Safety CSX Corp. pays $349,265 civil penalty in federal safety regulations violation lawsuit. (Jan-5-08)
  • Coach Defamation City of San Marino agrees to pay high school basketball coach $2.1 million settlement for false arrest and misleading statements. (Dec-31-07)
  • False Allegations City of Wenatchee agrees to pay former pastor $700,000 settlement after falsely arresting him in association with child molestation. (Dec-27-07)
  • Child Abuse Settlement The mother of 6-year-old Brandon Ford has accepted a $1.5 million settlement in a lawsuit that claimed the boy was severely brain damaged while in foster care. (Dec-14-07)
  • Flute Player Arrested Felix Wilkins will accept $27,500 to settle a lawsuit that claims the city of Philadelphia wrongfully arrested him for playing his flute on a corner. (Dec-13-07)
  • Excessive Force Corpus Christi, TX has agreed to pay Ruben Galvan $50,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused the police of using excessive force and violating his constitutional rights during his arrest outside a downtown nightclub. (Dec-12-07)
  • Sexual Harassment Settlement A claim that Knicks coach Isaiah Thomas sexually harassed and wrongfully terminated Anuch Sanders, has been settled for $11.5 million in punitive damages. (Dec-12-07)
  • Woods' Wife Wins Tiger Woods' wife Elin has won a lawsuit that claimed The Dubliner, an Irish magazine, published an abusive article and a fake nude photo of her, settling for $183,250. (Dec-11-07)
  • Boy Scouts claim Molestation Two former Boy Scouts have received a confidential settlement after charging they were molested by a camp director while staffers at Camp Little Lehmi. (Dec-11-07)
  • Torture Charges Settled Chicago city and police department have agreed to pay $19.8 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the police tortured and coerced false confessions to murder from four suspects. (Dec-11-07)
  • School Board Feud Union Township School District pays member $100,000 settlement for an ethics violation. (Dec-7-07)
  • Released Inmates Corrections Corporation of America pays $140,000 fine after mistakenly releasing ten inmates. (Nov-22-07)
  • Critic Free Speech Massachusetts Department of Education pays MCAS critic $187,000 civil rights settlement. (Nov-20-07)
  • Funeral Privacy Family awarded $11 million settlement after church protesters set up a demonstration at a Marine's funeral. (Nov-1-07)
  • House Raid Kauai pays couple $325,000 settlement after raiding their house by mistake. (Oct-26-07)
  • Immigration Officer Department of Homeland Security pays excessive force settlement. (Oct-25-07)
  • Police Impersonation Kensington Police Department awards institutional police sergeant $47,000 settlement. (Oct-23-07)
  • Foster Care Concealed Abuse Florida Department of Children & Families pays family $10 million for failing to provide adequate information on the background of their three adopted boys. (Oct-23-07)
  • Murdered Infant City pays $800,000 settlement after 4-month-old was killed by his family. (Oct-18-07)
  • Excessive Force Man awarded $80,000 after his finger had to be amputated during his arrest. (Oct-17-07)
  • ADA Violations Upper Township must spend money to upgrade facilities to meet disability standards. (Oct-14-07)
  • Seawall Permit Monterey pays $1.75 million settlement for intentionally blocking plans for a coastal retaining wall. (Oct-11-07)
  • Police Bribe City of Las Cruces pays settlement after former police officer requests a kiss to tear up a traffic ticket. (Oct-10-07)
  • Disability Access Santa Cruz pays fines for inadequate access to election polls for disabled voters. (Oct-8-07)
  • City Building Access Calistoga pays $73,000 settlement for Americans with Disabilities Act violations. (Oct-5-07)
  • Miami FTAA Riots Demonstrators awarded $460,000 for excessive force by city and county police. (Oct-4-07)
  • Information Technology Manager City pays former employee settlement for false arrest. (Oct-3-07)
  • Women's Studies Rights Rhode Island College pays fine for removing signage. (Sep-26-07)
  • Russell Bowman $19,000 settlement in political criticism libel lawsuit. (Sep-24-07)
  • Wall Township, NJ $145,500 settlement in breach of privacy lawsuit. (Sep-24-07)
  • Inappropriate Police Officer Woman forced into acts to avoid being arrested. (Sep-21-07)
  • False Arrest Hillsborough woman wins $100,000 settlement for civil rights violations. (Sep-20-07)
  • Pettis County, MO $100,000 settlement in wrongful death lawsuit. (Sep-18-07)
  • Camden County, NJ $7.5 million settlement in illegal strip search lawsuit pending court approval. (Sep-14-07)
  • Dancers owner Michael Crissman $135,000 settlement in Adult Use Ordinance violation lawsuit. (Sep-7-07)
  • Kent, OH $65,000 settlement in wrongful arrest civil lawsuit. (Aug-31-07)
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