Twin Cities Archdiocese Reaches Settlement In Civil Sexual Abuse CaseA 12-person panel comprised of doctors, lawyers and church laypersons will oversee any suspicions of clergy sex abuse in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. It's part of a breakthrough settlement reached on Thursday with the Ramsey County Attorney to resolve a civil suit that was filed last June.
State Sen. Hayden, Wife Settle Dispute Over Nonprofit PaymentsDemocratic state Sen. Jeffrey Hayden and his wife will pay $2,750 to settle a dispute over expense reimbursements from the troubled Community Action of Minneapolis nonprofit. The Minneapolis legislator and wife, Theresa, reached agreement last week with a court-appointed receiver to pay less than the $3,500 initially sought.
Fmr. Rogers Student Receives Settlement After Suing SchoolA former Rogers high school student has won a big settlement after he was suspended over a tweet about a teacher. In 2013, Reid Sagehorn posted a two word tweet that resulted in his suspension.
Lawyer To Release Files On 5 More Priests Accused Of AbuseAn attorney who represents a significant group of people who have filed bankruptcy claims against the Twin Cities Archdiocese plans to release files on five priests accused of sexually abusing minors. Jeff Anderson said the files pertain to priests connected with St. John's Abbey were obtained as part of the Troy Bramlage settlement earlier in 2015.
LinkedIn To Pay $13M For Sending Too Many EmailsLinkedIn has agreed to pay $13 million for sending users too many emails. It's all part of a settlement stemming from a 2013 lawsuit linked to the social networking site's 'add connections' feature.
$50K Settlement Reached For Fallen Mendota Heights CopA settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a Mendota Heights police officer, who was later killed during a traffic stop.
EEOC: Superior's Stack Bros. Will Pay $140K SettlementThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Stack Bros. Mechanical Contractors of Superior has agreed to pay $140,000 to settle an age discrimination and retaliation lawsuit. Stack Bros. is a major hearing and plumbing contractor in northwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Minnesota.
Minnesota To Reap $1.2M In Settlement With DrugmakerMinnesota's share of a $71 million multistate settlement with biotech drugmaker Amgen tops $1.2 million. The deal to end an investigation into illegal marketing of two drugs made by the company was announced earlier this week. Court papers filed in Minnesota say the state's portion will go toward individuals who experienced harm, administrative costs and the general treasury if any is left.
Victim Advocates Decry Milwaukee Archdiocese Settlement PlanThe Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee would pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement plan decried by advocates for those abused by clergy as paltry but praised by the archbishop as a "rebirth."
Big Game Trophy Hunters Defend Their PassionOf the nearly 570,000 licensed hunters in Minnesota, fewer than two-tenths of 1 percent will pursue Africa's exotic game.
Patients Of Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion Talk To WCCOThe patients of Dr. Walter Palmer that spoke with WCCO all described him as an excellent dentist. But they also expressed shock over the killing of Cecil the lion, as well as the fact that Palmer had a prior felony for poaching a black bear in Wisconsin and a sizable sexual harassment award against him.
Target Settlement With MasterCard Fails To Get Bank SupportA $19 million deal between Target and MasterCard to settle lawsuits stemming from the retailer's pre-Christmas 2013 data breach has been scrapped, because it didn't get enough support from banks and credit unions.

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