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May 3, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis reached a financial settlement with the daughter of one of two men killed in a fight after the Super Bowl in January 2000, avoiding a civil trial scheduled to begin next month. Thomas Carlock, Lewis' Atlanta-based attorney, said yesterday the agreement was reached Thursday. "The parties reached an amicable resolution and the case will be dismissed," Carlock said, adding that both sides agreed no details would be released. Carlock would not comment on a report in the Baltimore Sun that Lewis agreed to pay at least $1 million to settle the case.
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April 7, 2000 | By Stephanie Doster, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Bucks County officials have agreed to create a task force to study conditions for women and mentally ill inmates at the Bucks County prison, after completing a financial settlement with three women inmates who sued the county, alleging mistreatment. The task force will be created in the next 30 days to study housing and programs offered to prison inmates, particularly women and the mentally ill, said Scott Mitchell, a spokesman for county officials. The agreement is in response to several lawsuits filed against Bucks County by lawyers on behalf of female and mentally ill prisoners who say they have received unfair treatment in jail compared with their male counterparts.
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February 21, 2013 | By Chris Mondics, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The family of a western Pennsylvania woman electrocuted when a powerline came down on its property has settled its lawsuit with the utility for $105 million, the largest personal injury case in state history. Shanin Specter, a Center city attorney who represented the family, said West Penn Power Co. initiated settlement talks in January. Earlier, a common pleas court jury in Pittsburgh had awarded the family $109 million following a three week trial. The victim, Carrie Goretzka, died after she came into contact with a downed, high-voltage line on the family's property.
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August 21, 1986 | By VINCE KASPER, Daily News Staff Writer
Harold Katz has rallied in his fight against disclosure of his finances in divorce court in Montgomery County. State Superior Court, responding to an appeal by the 76ers' owner, yesterday overturned a lower court which had ordered that all hearings on the equitable distribution of assets between Katz and his ex-wife, Barbara, be held in open courtroom. The reversal was a defeat for Philadelphia Newspapers Inc., publishers of the Daily News and the Inquirer, which had filed an appeal in Common Pleas Court that led to the disclosure order.
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June 14, 2012 | By Alan J. Heavens and INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
The Homeowners Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program has moved one step closer to reinstatement with state House approval of a bill that would authorize for that purpose a part of Pennsylvania's share of a national financial settlement on foreclosure-processing abuses known as "robo-signing. " HEMAP, administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, was credited with saving up to 47,000 homeowners from foreclosure over more than 27 years in existence, but as a result of budget cuts, the program ended July 1. Ending at the same time was the Act 91 requirement that defaulting borrowers be sent notices by lenders informing them of the program and available counseling.
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April 17, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
A day after coach Kevin O'Neill questioned the Toronto Raptors' commitment to winning, they fired him. Interim general manager Jack McCloskey told O'Neill of the decision yesterday. O'Neill's job status was already shaky, when on Thursday he said the franchise is just excited to be part of the NBA and not focused on winning. "He said, 'You know, Jack, I screwed up yesterday. You told me to play things cool. I made a mistake,' " McCloskey said. The Raptors finished 33-49 this season and missed the playoffs for a second straight year.
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June 8, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
The Stanley Cup finals had record-low network television ratings. The three games aired on NBC averaged a 1.6 rating and a 3 share, the network said yesterday. That's down 20 percent from the 2.0/4 drawn for the same three games last year. Anaheim defeated Ottawa in five games. The first two games were aired on cable network Versus. The Ducks' series-ending 6-2 victory Wednesday night received a 1.8/3, down 28 percent from last year's 2.5/4 in Game 5. A ratings point represents 1.114 million households.
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August 28, 1994 | By Louise Harbach, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Dee Brocco's recently rocky tenure as municipal court administrator hit another bump last week as the Township Committee tried to cut her hours and pay. In the end, after a prolonged discussion, the committee put off a decision at least until Sept. 13, when it is scheduled to take up the matter again. Brocco, who was let go in January after incurring the displeasure of Mayor Kenneth Street, got her job back this month under a court order. On Tuesday, she watched silently as committee members discussed her fate.
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August 16, 1994 | By Louise Harbach, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A municipal court administrator who was let go during January's township government reorganization after the mayor cited a "personal problem" with her is back on the job. "My prayers were answered. I'm elated to be back," said Dee Brocco, who returned to Hainesport's municipal office yesterday to resume her municipal court duties. Her return followed a ruling July 19 by Superior Court Judge Harold B. Wells 3d that the township must reinstate Brocco with back pay or reach a financial settlement with her. Brocco, who had served as court administrator for nearly nine years until the Hainesport Township Committee ousted her, contended that she had tenure.
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March 24, 2010 | By Robert Moran INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Avoiding a potentially ugly spectacle, Oprah Winfrey yesterday settled a defamation suit filed against her that was scheduled for trial in Philadelphia next week. The billionaire talk-show mogul was sued by Lerato Nomvuyo Mzamane, who was the headmistress of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa until allegations in October 2007 that a dormitory matron sexually assaulted six girls. Winfrey and Mzamane met privately in Chicago yesterday and agreed to settle the case, according to two people with knowledge of the meeting.
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September 27, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thomas Raftery III, the first inspector general of the Delaware River Port Authority, seemed headed for the exit almost from the day he arrived. He finally got there this week, when he submitted his resignation after a contentious two years and eight months on the job. He said the resignation would be effective Oct. 17. A former FBI agent and an investigator of construction fraud in the Afghanistan war zone, Raftery was hired in January 2012 to...
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November 22, 2013 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
WHILE TWO fired Philadelphia cops were telling a jury yesterday that their actions in the 2008 shooting death of a young father were justified, the city was finalizing a financial settlement with the dead man's mother, the Daily News has learned. An agreement to settle a federal wrongful-death and civil-rights lawsuit filed by the mother of Lawrence Allen, 20, was reached last week, but it has yet to be finalized, Chief Deputy City Solicitor Craig Straw said yesterday. "We are not finished with the paperwork in the settlement yet, so I don't feel comfortable talking about it," said Straw, who added that the amount of the settlement would not be disclosed until the deal was finalized.
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July 24, 2013
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer disciplined four players for legal problems, including suspending leading scorer Carlos Hyde from team activities after he was listed as a person of interest in an alleged assault against a female early Saturday in Columbus. Hyde, a 6-foot, 242-pound senior running back, rushed for 970 yards on 185 carries last season. He had 17 touchdowns and 102 points. Meyer said the school awaits the outcome of a criminal investigation and a code-of-conduct investigation.
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April 18, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
INDIANAPOLIS - Doug Collins will coach his final game with the Sixers Wednesday night as it is expected to be announced the next day that he has come to a financial settlement, and will forego the final year of his contract. Owner Josh Harris and the front office already were facing a busy summer revamping the roster. Now, their first order of business will be to find a replacement for Collins, who has coached the team for the past three seasons. That person will be the eighth head coach of the organization in the last 11 seasons.
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April 17, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The 500-pound pink elephant was in the 76ers' locker room Monday, before they took the floor for the next-to-last game of the season against Detroit. When asked to comment about the news that coach Doug Collins does not wish to return and will be coaching his last game in Indiana on Wednesday, most pleaded ignorance. They had yet to be told by Collins or anyone in the organization what has been decided. What seems to be settled, according to multiple sources, is that Collins and the team either have completed or are working on some kind of financial settlement, and that it will be announced as early as Thursday that Collins will not return for the final season of his contract.
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February 22, 2013 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a case fraught with emotional testimony, the family of a Western Pennsylvania woman electrocuted by a downed power line on her property has settled its lawsuit with the utility for $105 million. The settlement by survivors of Carrie Goretzka, a 39-year-old mother of two who died three days after the June 2, 2009, accident with burns over 85 percent of her body, is the largest in state history. Shanin Specter, the Center City lawyer who represented the family, said West Penn Power initiated settlement talks in January.
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February 21, 2013 | By Chris Mondics, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The family of a western Pennsylvania woman electrocuted when a powerline came down on its property has settled its lawsuit with the utility for $105 million, the largest personal injury case in state history. Shanin Specter, a Center city attorney who represented the family, said West Penn Power Co. initiated settlement talks in January. Earlier, a common pleas court jury in Pittsburgh had awarded the family $109 million following a three week trial. The victim, Carrie Goretzka, died after she came into contact with a downed, high-voltage line on the family's property.
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January 31, 2013 | Associated Press
Allen Iverson is taking a pass on the D-League. Iverson, the former 76ers star who was the NBA's 2001 most valuable player, has turned down an opportunity to return to basketball with the Dallas Mavericks' Development League affiliate. Iverson posted a series of tweets on Tuesday explaining his decision to decline an offer from Texas Legends co-owner Donnie Nelson to join the team. "I thank Donnie and Dallas for the consideration," Iverson wrote. "And while I think the D-League is a great opportunity, it is not the route for me. " Gary Moore, Iverson's manager, confirmed the decision with the Associated Press.
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December 11, 2012 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
With Jerry Sandusky sitting just feet away, one of his young accusers slowly breathed in, locked eyes with the former coach, and haltingly described how the sexual abuse he suffered had forever changed his life. "No sentence will ever erase what he did to me," the 26-year-old man known in court filings as Victim 5 said at an October hearing. "It will never make me whole. It will never erase from my memory his hands on my skin or mine on his. But he must pay for his crimes. " A judge agreed, ordering Sandusky that day to pay with at least 30 years of his life.
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November 15, 2012 | By Andrew Maykuth, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia Gas Works has agreed to pay the maximum $500,000 penalty and to improve its operating procedures to settle a 334-count complaint by state regulators about a fatal 2011 explosion and fire. The proposed settlement would resolve a state investigation into the explosion that killed Mark Keeley, a PGW employee with less than one year's experience, as he was attempting to ventilate a gas leak in the basement of a Tacony rowhouse. The city-owned utility and the Pennsylvania Public Utility's bureau of investigation and enforcement reached the agreement Wednesday.
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