Daily Mail Settles J.K. Rowling Suit, Apologizes for Lying

The Daily Mail is a publication that regularly produces stories. Some of these stories are fact, some of them are based in fact and some of them are not even close to fact. But when they've published stories in that last category, they have to apologize and they usually do so in a big way. Enter: J.K. Rowling's… » 5/08/14 12:20pm 5/08/14 12:20pm

Penn State Doles Out Almost $60 Million to Sandusky Abuse Victims

On Monday, Penn State University announced that it would awarding $59.7 million to 26 men who were abused by Jerry Sandusky, a settlement that came after a year of negotiating. The Sandusky scandal has been an expensive one for the college; that nearly $60 million is in addition to more than $50 million they've spent… » 10/28/13 4:20pm 10/28/13 4:20pm

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Settle Wrongful Death Claim with Florida…

On Friday, the Orlando Sentinel reported a new development in the case of Trayvon Martin: Martin's parents have settled a wrongful death claim that is believed to be worth more than $1 million against their Sanford subdivision where Trayvon was shot and killed by self-annointed sheriff of suburbia, George Zimmerman. » 4/07/13 1:00pm 4/07/13 1:00pm

Hugh Grant Gets a ‘Substantial’ Amount of Cash Money in Phone-Hacking…

After apparently being victimized in the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, rom-com thespian Hugh Grant has, according to the Associated Press, received a "substantial" settlement from the now-defunct muckraking organization. Grant's lawyer Mark Thompson briefly told the media that the actor's claim arose from… » 12/22/12 5:00pm 12/22/12 5:00pm

Accuser's Lawyer Tried To Settle Out Of Court With Strauss-Kahn's Team

Some sources are now saying that Nafissatou Diallo's lawyer tried to make a deal with Dominique Strauss-Kahn's defense team, offering to help get criminal charges dropped in return for a civil settlement. DSK's lawyers refused. If true, this revelation likely won't help Diallo's case — it might sway a jury to believe… » 8/19/11 4:00pm 8/19/11 4:00pm