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Motel 6 agrees to settle class-action suit alleging it helped ICE target Latino guests

November 7, 2018 |

To settle a a nationwide class-action lawsuit against Motel 6, the chain has agreed to pay as much as $ 7.6 million to guests who said it gave their private information to U.S. immigration agents, according to court records.

Former guests sued Motel 6 over privacy violations this year, alleging…


L.A. Times – Business

Walmart agrees to pay $65 million to settle lawsuit over seating for California cashiers

October 12, 2018 |

About 100,000 current and former Walmart cashiers in California might soon be eligible to receive slices of a $ 65-million settlement that the retailer has agreed to pay after being accused of failing to provide suitable seating for workers who want it.

The proposed settlement was filed in federal…


L.A. Times – Business

Tesla and CEO Elon Musk will pay $40 million to settle SEC case

September 29, 2018 |

Tesla and its chief executive, Elon Musk, have agreed to pay a total of $ 40 million and make a series of concessions to settle a government lawsuit alleging Musk duped investors with misleading statements about a proposed buyout of the company.

The settlement allows Musk to remain CEO of the electric-car…


L.A. Times – Business

Uber to Pay $148 Million Penalty to Settle 2016 Data Breach

September 27, 2018 |

Ride-hailing app company Uber Technologies has reached a nationwide settlement to pay a $ 148 million penalty to settle allegations it intentionally concealed a 2016 data breach.
WSJ.com: US Business

Comcast, Fox to Settle $35 Billion Takeover Battle for Sky in Auction

September 20, 2018 |

Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their takeover battle for Sky in a weekend auction run by British regulators, setting up a dramatic climax to a 21-month sale process that has pitted some of the world’s biggest media giants against each other.
WSJ.com: US Business

CBS in Talks With Redstone Family’s National Amusements to Settle Litigation

September 6, 2018 |

CBS is in talks with Shari Redstone and her family’s holding company, National Amusements, to settle their litigation over control of the broadcaster.
WSJ.com: US Business

U.S. and Canada fail to meet White House-imposed deadline to settle NAFTA disputes

September 1, 2018 |

Despite a furious few days of talks and intense pressure from President Trump, U.S. and Canadian officials failed to meet a White House-imposed deadline of Friday to reach a deal on a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement.

Missing Trump’s cutoff date does not imperil a renegotiated NAFTA,…


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

Asia Argento Reportedly Paid $380,000 to Settle Sexual Assault Case

August 20, 2018 |

Asia Argento — one of Harvey Weinstein’s first accusers and a prominent figure in the #MeToo movement — reportedly paid off her own accuser, a then 17-year-old boy. The NYT cites documents it obtained outlining an agreement between Argento’s…

TMZ.com

U.S., China Draw Up Plan to Settle Trade Dispute by November

August 18, 2018 |

Chinese and U.S. negotiators are drawing up a road map for talks to end their trade impasse ahead of meetings between President Trump and Xi Jinping in November.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Wells Fargo to pay $2.09 billion to settle probe into crisis-era mortgage abuses

August 2, 2018 |

Ten years after faulty mortgages upended the global financial system, Wells Fargo & Co. agreed to pay $ 2.09 billion to settle a U.S. investigation into its creation and sale of loans that contributed to the disaster.

The long-anticipated penalty, announced Wednesday, is in line with what some analysts…


L.A. Times – Business