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Sushi, Ramen Restaurants To Pay $621K In Back Wages, DamagesA chain of Southern California sushi and ramen restaurants will pay more than $620,000 in back wages and damages after a federal investigation found it cheated chefs and other workers out of overtime pay.
Judge Approves 'In Principle' Proposed $44M LADWP SettlementA judge gave conditional approval to a proposed settlement Monday that would require the Department of Water and Power to pay out tens of millions of dollars in refunds to customers who overpaid during an overhaul of the utility’s billing system.
LAUSD To Pay $320K Settlement To Family Of Girl Abused By Portola Middle School TeacherThe Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to pay $320,000 to the family of a girl who was the victim of misconduct by a teacher when she attended Portola Middle School in Tarzana.
$4.9M Settlement Reached In Kelly Thomas Wrongful-Death LawsuitAttorneys say a wrongful-death lawsuit brought against the city of Fullerton in the death of Kelly Thomas has been settled for $4.9 million.
Fullerton City Council Plans Closed-Door Session As Kelly Thomas Wrongful Death Trial BeginsThe lawsuit asserts Thomas was killed by police who were poorly trained on how to confront a mentally ill person.
Sony Settles Hacking Lawsuit, To Pay Up To $8 MillionThe agreement calls for up to $10,000 a person, capped at $2.5 million, to reimburse workers for identity theft losses, up to $1,000 each to cover the cost of credit-fraud protection services, capped at $2 million, and up to $3.5 million in legal fees.
LA To Pay $2.5M To Family Of Woman Kicked, Shoved While In Police CustodyThe Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to pay $2.5 million to settle a lawsuit with the children of a woman who was kicked in the crotch by a Los Angeles police officer and later died.
Final Arguments Made Over Terrence Howard Divorce SettlementA judge said Monday he will take a week to determine whether to set aside Terrence Howard's divorce judgment that entitles his ex-wife to a spousal support and a share of his earnings from the hit television series "Empire."
LADWP Reaches Tentative Settlement In Customer Billing Class-Action LitigationThe Los Angeles Department of Water and Power reached a settlement on Monday in regards to a customer billing class-action litigation.
Judge Gives Preliminary OK To $92.5 Million Settlement In Phone Tax Lawsuit If you used a phone in the city of Los Angeles between October of 2005 and March of 2008, you might have some cash coming to you.
Federal Oversight, Sweeping Reforms Coming To LA County Jails Federal prosecutors and Los Angeles County have reached a settlement designed to resolve two federal civil rights investigations into conditions in the county jail system, authorities announced Wednesday.
LA County To Pay $5 Million Over Mistaken Killing Of HostageLos Angeles County will pay $5 million to the family of a man who was mistakenly shot to death by sheriff's deputies as he tried to flee a knife-wielding captor.

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