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July 24, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
The troubled Hershey Trust for impoverished children and the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office have reached a deal to settle the latest investigation into the giant charity that will include board member resignations, according to a source with direct knowledge of the agreement. The trust and the Attorney General's Office confirmed that a deal had been struck late Friday but declined to disclose details. The number of resignations on the nine-member board could not be immediately determined.
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October 14, 2009 | By Martha Woodall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The board of the embattled Agora Cyber Charter School in Devon has bowed to pressure and, as part of a settlement agreement, resigned en masse. During a special meeting last night, the board also voted to cut all ties with veteran educator Dorothy June Brown, who founded the school in 2005 and owns a management company the board had hired. Brown - who sat quietly at the back of the room and observed while the board, before resigning, approved a series of resolutions cutting her off from a school she had created and had helped run - said in a brief interview that she was "very pleased" with the terms of the settlement.
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January 28, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has entered into a settlement agreement concerning resident care at one of its former nursing homes in South Philadelphia, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday. In the agreement between the Archdiocese's Catholic Health Care Services and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia, the archdiocese has agreed to improve or has already improved resident care at St. Monica Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, at 2509 S. Fourth St. Areas of concern related to physician orders, wound care, medication administration, documentation of care, and transfer and toileting of residents, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release.
NEWS
July 20, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
Andrea Constand did not break her confidential settlement agreement with Bill Cosby by cooperating with detectives in an investigation that led to criminal charges against the entertainer, a federal judge has ruled. The ruling, by District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno, dismissed portions of Cosby's bid to make Constand return the money he paid her a decade ago to settle sexual-assault claims. Cosby contended that the agreement prevented any party from disclosing details about the lawsuit or a 2005 criminal investigation into the allegations.
BUSINESS
October 31, 2014 | By David Sell and Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writers
Comcast Corp. has agreed to pay $50 million in cash and services to settle a 10-year-old class-action lawsuit that alleged the cable operator overcharged customers in the Philadelphia region, according to court documents. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, Comcast said it did not agree with the plaintiffs' assertions of fact and law but would agree to the proposed payments, pending approval by U.S. Judge John R. Padova. Reuters first reported the settlement. The first version of the suit was filed in 2003 by a group of Comcast customers who thought the cable giant was misusing its dominant position in the Philadelphia area and other markets.
NEWS
November 22, 2012 | By Bob Warner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tracey Gordon, a Philadelphia deputy city commissioner with responsibilities for voter outreach and education, has agreed to pay $675 in fines for reaching out too far - sharing some political views on her Facebook page in violation of the city's restrictions on political activity by employees. The Board of Ethics announced a settlement agreement Wednesday in which Gordon acknowledged using her city computer on nine occasions to access her page and either share links or express an opinion involving candidates or partisan political groups.
NEWS
November 23, 2012 | By Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tracey Gordon, a Philadelphia deputy city commissioner with responsibilities for voter outreach and education, has agreed to pay $675 in fines for reaching out too far - sharing some political views on her Facebook page in violation of the city's restrictions on political activity by employees. The Board of Ethics announced a settlement agreement Wednesday in which Gordon acknowledged using her city computer on nine occasions to access her page and either share links or express an opinion involving candidates or partisan political groups.
NEWS
January 29, 2013 | By Bob Warner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown used $3,300 in campaign funds to repay a personal loan from Chaka Fattah Jr., son of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, and covered it up as a payment to a printing firm, she admitted in a settlement agreement released Monday by the Board of Ethics. Brown admitted dozens of other omissions, misstatements and misrepresentations in her campaign finance reports and personal financial disclosure forms for 2010 and 2011, when she was seeking a fourth Council term.
NEWS
April 21, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
  For opponents of Sunoco Logistics' plan to expand its pipeline operation in Chester County, last week's meeting in West Goshen Township was a small victory of sorts. After hearing residents' concerns about health issues and further pipeline construction, township supervisors on Tuesday held off on deciding whether to sign a settlement agreement with the pipeline company, surprising those gathered for the vote. The meeting was a fleeting victory for local critics, who are part of a wider fight against pipelines, because they see few major victories as development nationally shows no signs of slowing.
NEWS
January 29, 2013 | By Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown used $3,300 in campaign funds to repay a personal loan from Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr., son of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), and covered it up as a payment to a printing firm, she admitted in a settlement agreement released Monday by the city Board of Ethics. Brown admitted dozens of other omissions, misstatements, and misrepresentations in her campaign finance reports and personal financial disclosure forms for 2010 and 2011, when she was seeking a fourth term.
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July 24, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
The troubled Hershey Trust for impoverished children and the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office have reached a deal to settle the latest investigation into the giant charity that will include board member resignations, according to a source with direct knowledge of the agreement. The trust and the Attorney General's Office confirmed that a deal had been struck late Friday but declined to disclose details. The number of resignations on the nine-member board could not be immediately determined.
NEWS
July 20, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
Andrea Constand did not break her confidential settlement agreement with Bill Cosby by cooperating with detectives in an investigation that led to criminal charges against the entertainer, a federal judge has ruled. The ruling, by District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno, dismissed portions of Cosby's bid to make Constand return the money he paid her a decade ago to settle sexual-assault claims. Cosby contended that the agreement prevented any party from disclosing details about the lawsuit or a 2005 criminal investigation into the allegations.
NEWS
March 20, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Staff Writer
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission has quietly settled one of four lawsuits stemming from a controversial $7.5 million no-bid camera contract backed by then-Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman. With no advance notice and no public discussion, the SRC unanimously agreed Thursday to pay $725,000 to Francis X. Dougherty, a former top administrator who lost his job in 2011 after he revealed the no-bid deal to the Inquirer. Dougherty sued the district, and last year, a federal jury found that he had been wrongfully suspended and fired for disclosing the contract to provide surveillance cameras in troubled schools.
NEWS
February 20, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Laura McCrystal, STAFF WRITERS
Bill Cosby wants Andrea Constand to give back the money he paid her in a confidential settlement a decade ago, saying she violated that agreement by helping Montgomery County authorities build a sexual-assault case against him last year. The request came as part of a breach-of-contract lawsuit the entertainer filed under seal in federal court in Philadelphia this month. By order of a judge, a version of the complaint became public this week. The lawsuit seeks full repayment plus interest on "the substantial financial benefit" Constand received as part of the 2006 settlement.
NEWS
January 31, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
City lawyers confirmed this week they signed off on a $191,000 payment two years ago to settle a federal lawsuit brought by a former homicide prosecutor who alleged District Attorney Seth Williams discriminated against her because she was white. The deal came two years after MK Feeney, a 15-year veteran of the office, was fired amid an internal investigation Williams launched to locate the source of leaks to the press about his employees. In her lawsuit, filed in 2013, Feeney, now 49, insisted she had not leaked information about a fellow prosecutor's drug arrests that later appeared in a 2011 Philadelphia Daily News story.
NEWS
January 28, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has entered into a settlement agreement concerning resident care at one of its former nursing homes in South Philadelphia, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday. In the agreement between the Archdiocese's Catholic Health Care Services and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia, the archdiocese has agreed to improve or has already improved resident care at St. Monica Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, at 2509 S. Fourth St. Areas of concern related to physician orders, wound care, medication administration, documentation of care, and transfer and toileting of residents, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release.
NEWS
April 21, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
  For opponents of Sunoco Logistics' plan to expand its pipeline operation in Chester County, last week's meeting in West Goshen Township was a small victory of sorts. After hearing residents' concerns about health issues and further pipeline construction, township supervisors on Tuesday held off on deciding whether to sign a settlement agreement with the pipeline company, surprising those gathered for the vote. The meeting was a fleeting victory for local critics, who are part of a wider fight against pipelines, because they see few major victories as development nationally shows no signs of slowing.
NEWS
March 7, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
New Jersey's acting attorney general confirmed Thursday that the state had reached a settlement agreement with ExxonMobil Corp. over decades of contamination in North Jersey, but the announcement was overshadowed by allegations that a top aide to Gov. Christie meddled in the litigation and criticism that the deal shortchanged taxpayers and the environment. The proposed $225 million settlement, reached after state prosecutors sought $8.9 billion in damages at trial last year, is expected to be published in the New Jersey Register on April 6. It would then be subject to a 30-day comment period and must be approved by a state judge.
NEWS
December 12, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a packed room in Washington Township, leaders of Gloucester County's most populous municipality sparred once more Wednesday night over a controversial tax agreement for a long-planned mixed-use project - and ultimately voted to delay making a decision. The Township Council's 3-2 vote to table a decision on a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) agreement for the Washington Square redevelopment plan again halted a project in the works since 2008. The decision also put off a related settlement agreement that would have squashed a lawsuit with the appointed redeveloper, meaning the matter will likely make its way through court.
BUSINESS
October 31, 2014 | By David Sell and Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writers
Comcast Corp. has agreed to pay $50 million in cash and services to settle a 10-year-old class-action lawsuit that alleged the cable operator overcharged customers in the Philadelphia region, according to court documents. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, Comcast said it did not agree with the plaintiffs' assertions of fact and law but would agree to the proposed payments, pending approval by U.S. Judge John R. Padova. Reuters first reported the settlement. The first version of the suit was filed in 2003 by a group of Comcast customers who thought the cable giant was misusing its dominant position in the Philadelphia area and other markets.
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