November 11, 2012 |
The federal judge in the case of 88 people suing Camden after their drug convictions were tossed out because of police corruption is giving them until Dec. 5 to decide whether they want to take part in a proposed $3.5 million settlement. In an order issued Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider gave the plaintiffs' lawyers until Dec. 10 to inform the court which of their clients did not respond and which elected - or declined - to participate. But lawyers for both sides cautioned that while the framework of a settlement was in place, the price tag was not fixed and another major obstacle must be overcome before any deal can be finalized.
February 6, 1992 |
Three taxpayers who sued the Coatesville Area School Board for alleged violation of the state open-meetings law and mismanagement of funds put a settlement offer on the table last week. Now, they're impatiently waiting to see how the board likes the dish. Almost a month after a hearing, Chester County Court Judge Leonard Sugerman met in chambers with Samuel Stretton, the taxpayers' lawyer, and two attorneys for the school board. Sugerman said he asked Stretton to put forward a settlement offer.
April 24, 1996 |
The Federal Trade Commission has rejected a settlement offer from Rite Aid Corp. and plans to sue to block the drug retailer's proposed merger with Revco D.S. Inc. by Friday, when Rite Aid's $1.8 billion tender offer is scheduled to expire. Rite Aid, of Camp Hill, Pa., had proposed selling about 340 of its drugstores in an attempt to overcome the FTC's antitrust objections to the merger with Ohio-based Revco. Rite Aid chairman Martin Grass said he believed the offer would meet government requirements that any merged company not control more than 35 percent of the chain pharmacies in any area.
June 9, 1991 |
Charlestown Township - eager to conserve its resources - has offered to settle a $1.4 million lawsuit filed against the municipality by a developer. "In view of our legal-services bill, . . . which shows we spent around $15,000 or more in legal fees on Charlestown Hunt, we prepared a settlement offer which would resolve all the issues," said Township Supervisor John Martin. "There's no purpose (in continuing litigation). We are just consuming taxpayers' money at an astronomical rate.
September 21, 1988 |
A fraternal group of minority police officers last night postponed discussion of Camden Mayor Randy Primas' settlement offer in a discrimination suit until its attorney reviewed the proposal. In the suit, filed last October, the Brotherhood for Unity and Progress (BUP) contended that the city's testing and promotional system for police officers discriminates against minorities. Primas this week said he would promote 15 white officers and 11 minority officers to supervisory positions, change the promotional testing system and offer coaching for promotional tests.
April 19, 1990 |
Residents who went to court over the Jewish Federation's plans to put a six-story apartment building in their Cherry Hill neighborhood have rejected a settlement offer that would have reduced the height of the building, attorneys in the case said yesterday. In the proposed compromise, negotiated during the last few weeks by Mayor Susan Bass Levin, the federation agreed to scale down its planned low-income apartment building from six stories to five if the residents dropped the lawsuit.
May 13, 1989 |
Camden minority police officers involved in a discrimination suit that has frozen most promotions since January 1988 this week approved a settlement offer that would promote 12 minorities and 21 whites to supervisory posts. The settlement offer, initiated by the city administration, calls for promoting 21 whites, nine blacks, two Hispanics and one Asian. The Brotherhood for Unity and Progress, a fraternity of minority police in the city, approved the package Wednesday. City officials said they would ask a federal judge to accept the settlement package, although the Coalition of Concerned Police Officers - a coalition of mostly white officers who intervened last year in the suit - rejected the settlement yesterday by a vote of 67-5.
May 6, 2008 |
With a dramatic shareholder showdown just days away, Charming Shoppes Inc. said yesterday that dissident investors had rejected its offer to settle a proxy fight. Activists will try to boot the chief executive officer and two other members from the board on Thursday. The Bensalem women's specialty-apparel company, which operates the Lane Bryant and Fashion Bug chains, said that it would support one of three dissident nominees to its board - retail-turnaround specialist Michael C. Appel - but that it wanted shareholders to fill the other two slots with two of its own incumbents, including chief executive Dorrit J. Bern.
November 1, 1988 |
Nearly two weeks after Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Bass Levin publicly disclosed a $17 million settlement offer by lawyer Peter J. O'Connor to end a lawsuit over affordable housing, O'Connor and his clients have denounced Levin's account as "a vicious falsehood. " In a written statement, O'Connor said the mayor's description of the settlement offer was "completely inaccurate and misrepresented the position of the plaintiffs. " In an interview yesterday, Levin said she stood by her account and provided notes of the meeting with O'Connor in support of her recollection.