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  • House Settled Lawsuit After Meeks Fired Staffer Who Reported Sexual Assault Related To Donor

    12/04/2017 9:16:39 PM PST · by bitt · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | dec.4, 2017 | luke rosiak
    The Office of House Employment Counsel brokered a settlement in 2006 over allegations that Rep. Gregory Meeks fired a staffer in retaliation for reporting that she was sexually assaulted at a business tied to a campaign contributor, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. Andrea Payne, then a congressional aide in the New York Democrat’s Queens office, filed a complaint with the Office of Compliance, and Meeks fired her weeks later. He admitted that Payne’s termination did not have to do with the quality of her work, according to her lawsuit.
  • JUST IN: Democrats Rocked By Disturbing Gay Sex Scandal

    12/03/2017 4:56:45 PM PST · by smileyface · 31 replies
    USA News ^ | Dec 1, 2017
    The Congressional Office of Compliance secretly paid close to $100,000 in taxpayer funds to settle sexual harassment claims from at least two young male staffers who worked for disgraced former Democratic New York Rep. Eric Massa, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the matter are now saying. He resigned in 2010 after allegations surfaced that he groped and sexually harassed his male staffers. What a scumbag. The secret settlement payments took place in 2010 following Massa’s resignation, ABC News reported on Thursday. Even fellow Democrats can’t stomach this crap. “This is exactly why there should be transparency,” said Rep. Kathleen...
  • Liberal Billionaires and Their Montana Connections

    09/02/2015 9:20:38 PM PDT · by This_far · 11 replies
    Mediatrackers ^ | June 19, 2015 | : Ron Catlett
    Despite a population of just over 1 million people and just 3 electoral votes, Montana continues to be a hot bed of spending for billionaire’s and their political non-profit groups. (cut, jump) Liberal Swiss billionaire and Center for American Progress board member Hansjorg Wyss has received much attention in recent weeks after The Daily Caller revealed that he had paid $1.5 million to a Colorado woman to settle sex abuse allegations. Money from Wyss’ charitable foundation has proven quite important in Montana’s environmental movement.
  • Settlement: Red River determines Texas, federal boundaries

    11/12/2017 12:17:02 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    Amarillo Globe-News ^ | November 9, 2017 03:51 pm | DAVID WARREN
    DALLAS (AP) — Texas landowners who live along a river separating them from Oklahoma have reached a settlement with federal officials saying the Texas border lies with the meandering flow of the river. A federal judge on Wednesday approved the terms that settle a long-running dispute involving the Bureau of Land Management and property owners along the Red River. The BLM had argued the river has shifted as much as 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) in some areas over the past century, and some of the dry land where the river once flowed belonged to the government, not residents who claimed...
  • Southern Utah tire shop cited by state regulators for defrauding I-15 travelers

    08/25/2017 8:32:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | August 20, 2017 | Nate Carlisle
    On a winter day in 2016, Curt Albert was traveling Interstate 15 in Utah on his way to Arizona. Near New Harmony, another motorist drove up beside him and signaled him to pull over. The other motorist, according to Albert and findings by an administrative law judge, was an employee of Freeway Tire in New Harmony. He said the right rear tire on Albert’s travel trailer was wobbling. Albert agreed to follow him to the tire shop for a repair. “I don’t want to get stranded somewhere,” Albert recently explained. “It’s 25 degrees outside, and the wind’s blowing.” But $1,018.10...
  • Dallas City Council Angry They Can’t Just TAKE Man’s Land

    06/27/2017 7:03:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 26, 2017 | Brock Simmons
    In a recent video posted to YouTube, Dallas city councilperson (we don’t want to accidentally misgender anyone) Sandy Greyson can be seen ranting about how upset she (oops, we assumed its gender) is that the city can’t just claim eminent domain over a man’s land. “This is an eminent domain case for a much needed water line” Greyson starts off. She continues with “And the Council is being asked today to go to settle this case with a man who has fought us for years and has cost Dallas taxpayers millions of dollars and intends to cost us millions more...
  • Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

    06/26/2017 6:14:55 AM PDT · by blueyon · 17 replies
    APNews ^ | 6/26/17 | AMY FORLITI
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement Monday by her attorneys and the Minneapolis suburb that employed the officer. The settlement to be paid to Valerie Castile will avoid a federal wrongful death lawsuit stemming from Philando Castile’s death. The 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker was killed by St. Anthony officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop July 6 after Castile told the officer he was armed. Castile had a permit for his gun....
  • David Dao and United Airlines Reach ‘Amicable’ Settlement [tr]

    04/27/2017 11:37:37 PM PDT · by catnipman · 90 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/27/2017 | Daniella Silva
    "We look forward to implementing the improvements we have announced, which will put our customers at the center of everything we do." "We breached public trust, and it's a serious breach," Munoz said in an exclusive interview earlier Thursday with NBC News' Lester Holt, adding that he had introduced changes at the company because "a circumstance like we've all witnessed should have never happened, never happened." The airline also unveiled new policies early Thursday morning, including a promise to not use law enforcement to remove overbooked customers from planes, additional training for front-line employees and setting up an automated system...
  • US abstains in key Israel vote, clearing way for condemnation of settlements

    12/23/2016 12:13:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 205 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 23, 2016
    A "shameful" abstention by the U.S. in a United Nations Security Council vote Friday allowed passage of a resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank. The resolution was put forward by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal after Egypt withdrew it Thursday under pressure from Israel and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. It was adopted with 14 votes in favor, to a round of applause, after U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power abstained. It is the first resolution the Security Council has adopted on Israel and the Palestinians in nearly eight years. Reaction from U.S. Republicans and Jewish leaders around...
  • Toyota agrees to $3.4bn rust dispute settlement in US

    11/13/2016 8:16:51 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/13/16
    The world's biggest carmaker, Toyota, has agreed to settle a US Federal class action for up to $3.4bn (Ł2.7bn). [...] That was based on a cost of about $15,000 per vehicle and inspection costs of about $90m, at $60 per vehicle. The Japanese carmaker Toyota admitted no liability or wrongdoing in the proposed settlement. [...] Under the terms of the agreement, Toyota will inspect the vehicles for 12 years from the day they were first sold or leased in order to ascertain if frames need to be replaced at company expense. They will also reimburse owners who previously paid for...
  • The New State Department Assault on Israel

    08/03/2016 5:16:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    CFR Blogs ^ | July 28, 2016 | Elliott Abrams
    This week the State Department engaged in a remarkable assault on Israel. Both in tone and in content, it marks a new hostility–and plenty of sheer ignorance.The comment was entitled “Recent Israeli Settlement Announcements” and the full text ran as follows: We are deeply concerned by reports today that the Government of Israel has published tenders for 323 units in East Jerusalem settlements. This follows Monday’s announcement of plans for 770 units in the settlement of Gilo.We strongly oppose settlement activity, which is corrosive to the cause of peace. These steps by Israeli authorities are the latest examples of what...
  • Obama admin accused of forcing bank to pay baseless racial settlement

    02/08/2016 8:10:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The New York Post had something of an overlooked bombshell report this weekend regarding a settlement reached between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Ally Bank last year. This is a strange story and if it proves true it could seriously affect the reputation and position of the CFPB. The case in question was a very expensive settlement reached between the Bureau and Ally over charges that they engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination in their automotive loan lending practices, denying applications or charging higher fees to minority applicants. But according to some new documentation revealed by the...
  • $200,000 offer ends 'gay' Democrat's child-sex charges

    09/03/2015 4:16:17 PM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    WND ^ | 09/02/2015
    Democratic Party fundraiser and gay activist Terry Bean made sex-abuse allegations with a 17-year-old boy disappear on Tuesday thanks to a $200,000 settlement offer. Terry Bean, 67, faced child sexual-abuse charges over a September 2013 incident that allegedly occurred at a Eugene, Oregon, hotel with his ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old Kiah Lawson, and the teenager. Lane County Circuit Judge Jay McAlpin dismissed the case when Lane County Chief Deputy District Attorney Erik Hasselman said the teenager declined to testify, the Register Guard reported Wednesday.
  • Wounded veteran wins $100K settlement for being fired by Roto Rooter

    07/14/2015 12:46:19 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/14/15 | Paul Walsh
    An Iraq war service member wounded in combat was fired by Roto Rooter in Plymouth rather than kept on and accommodated for his battle-related injuries upon his return to the United States, according to a federal agreement that requires the company to pay $100,000 to the veteran. In a conciliation agreement signed Friday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Roto Rooter Services, of Plymouth, the company must pay $100,000 to settle disability discrimination charges for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). “Firing a war veteran for his disabilities incurred serving his country is just plain wrong...
  • The South and the West, Part 1

    05/08/2015 12:45:45 PM PDT · by SeeSharp · 10 replies
    Abbeville Institute ^ | May 6, 2015 | Clyde Wilson
    When our ever-wise leader set up a program on the American West, he obviously had in mind the geographic west of North America—the Great Plains, mountains, and Pacific coast beyond the Colorado, Red, Arkansas, and Missouri rivers. But when Americans emerged onto the Great Plains in the second third of the 19th century, they were already the inheritors of two centuries of American Westering. The further West was but the last phase of this experience. Permit me in my two talks to deal mostly with that two century prelude, which is where my knowledge and my bent lie. When settlers...
  • Dallas Ebola Victim’s Family (Duncan) Reaches Agreement With Hospital

    11/11/2014 6:49:59 PM PST · by wtd · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/11/2014
    Dallas Ebola Victim’s Family Reaches Agreement With HospitalDALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The family of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has reached a “resolution” with Texas Health Resources, according to a family spokesperson. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas will release a statement Wednesday morning about this latest development.
  • The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare (Fake Story)

    11/08/2014 9:50:08 AM PST · by Bigun · 14 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 6, 2014 | Matt Taibbi
    Meet the woman JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking By Matt Taibbi | November 6, 2014 "It was like watching an old lady get mugged on the street," she says. "I thought, 'I can't sit by any longer.'" Fleischmann is the central witness in one of the biggest cases of white-collar crime in American history, possessing secrets that JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon late last year paid $9 billion (not $13 billion as regularly reported – more on that later) to keep the public from hearing. Back in 2006, as a...
  • Navajo to get $554 million in settlement with US

    09/25/2014 9:11:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 25, 2014 10:39 AM EDT | Felicia Fonseca
    The Navajo Nation is poised receive $554 million from the federal government over mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for a single American Indian tribe. Much of the land on the 27,000-square-mile reservation has been leased for things like farming, grazing, oil and gas development, mining and housing. The leases once were largely overseen by the government, which mismanaged the revenue and failed to properly invest and account for it, according to the tribe. …
  • How Wall Street Tobacco Deals Left States With Billions in Toxic Debt

    08/08/2014 6:35:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    ProPublica ^ | August 8, 2014 | Cezary Podkul
    In November 1998, attorneys general from across the country sealed a historic deal with the tobacco industry to pay for the health care costs of smoking. Going forward, nearly every cigarette sold would provide money to the states, territories and other governments involved 2014 more than $200 billion in just the first 25 years of a legal settlement that required payments to be made in perpetuity. Then, Wall Street came knocking with an offer many state and local politicians found irresistible: Cash upfront for those governments willing to trade investors the right to some or all of their tobacco payments....
  • Israeli Settlement Plan Derailed Peace Talks, Kerry Says

    04/08/2014 1:00:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/8/14 | MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that Israel’s announcement of 700 new apartments for Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem precipitated the bitter impasse in peace negotiations last week between Israel and the Palestinians. While Mr. Kerry said both sides bore responsibility for “unhelpful” actions, he noted that the publication of tenders for housing units came four days after a deadline passed for Israel to release Palestinian prisoners and complicated Israel’s own deliberations over whether to extend the talks. “Poof, that was sort of the moment,” Mr. Kerry said in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Still,...