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$7.5m settlement approved in wal-mart same-sex benefits case


boston — a $7.5 million class action settlement between wal-mart and a former employee who challenged the retail chain's lack of health insurance benefits for her same-sex spouse was approved by a federal judge on monday.the settlement will pay for claims by current and former wal-mart associates in the u.s. and puerto rico that they were unable to obtain health insurance for their same-sex spouses from 2011 to 2013. about 380 claims have been submitted.u.s. district judge william young approved the settlement after a brief hearing in federal court in boston.the lawsuit was filed in 2015 by jacqueline cote, a wal-mart associate from massachusetts who said the company denied medical insurance for her wife. bentonville, arkansas-based wal-mart stores inc. began offering benefits for same-sex






hearing set in wal-mart same-sex benefits settlement


boston (ap) — a federal judge in boston has scheduled a hearing in a class-action lawsuit by wal-mart employees who sued the retail chain for denying health benefits to their same-sex spouses.a proposed settlement of $7.5 million would pay for claims by current and former wal-mart associates in the u.s, and puerto rico that they were unable to obtain health insurance coverage for their same-sex spouses from 2011 to 2013.the lawsuit was initially filed in 2015 by jacqueline cote, an employee at a massachusetts wal-mart. the suit said the bentonville, arkansas, company denied medical insurance for her wife. wal-mart began offering benefits for same-sex spouses in 2014.a fairness hearing is scheduled for monday. judges hold such hearings to determine whether the settlement should be approved






family reaches $3 million settlement in philando castile's death


minneapolis -- the mother of philando castile, a black motorist killed by a minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement monday by her attorneys and the minneapolis suburb that employed the officer. the settlement to be paid to valerie castile will avoid a federal wrongful death lawsuit stemming from philando castile's death. the 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker was killed by st. anthony officer jeronimo yanez during a traffic stop july 6 after castile told the officer he was armed. castile had a permit for his gun. the shooting gained widespread attention after castile's girlfriend, who was in the car with her then-4-year-old daughter, livestreamed its gruesome aftermath on facebook. yanez, who is l






philando castile family reaches $3m settlement in death


minneapolis — the mother of philando castile, a black motorist who was killed by a minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death.the settlement was announced monday by attorneys for valerie castile and the city of st. anthony.the settlement avoids the drawn-out process of a federal wrongful death lawsuit stemming from philando castile's death. the 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker was killed by st. anthony police officer jeronimo yanez during a july 6 traffic stop after castile said he was armed. castile had a permit for his gun.the shooting gained widespread attention after castile's girlfriend livestreamed its aftermath on facebook.yanez, who is latino, was acquitted of manslaughter and other charges this month.the settlement wil






netanyahu pushes new west bank settlement


israel’s prime minister benjamin netanyahu on thursday proposed the first new settlement in decades in the west bank as israeli officials and the white house appear to have reached an understanding on future settlement construction.the new settlement will be built to accommodate roughly 40 families—about 300 residents— evicted in february from a settlement outpost called amona, mr. netanyahu’s office said. the move needs to be...






castile family reaches $3m settlement


minneapolis — the mother of philando castile, a black motorist killed by a minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement monday by her attorneys and the minneapolis suburb that employed the officer.the settlement to be paid to valerie castile, who is the trustee for her family in the case, will avoid a federal wrongful death lawsuit stemming from philando castile's death. the 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker was killed by st. anthony officer jeronimo yanez during a traffic stop july 6 after castile told the officer he was armed. castile had a permit for his gun.the shooting gained widespread attention after castile's girlfriend, who was in the car with her then-4-year-old daughter, livestreamed its gr






philando castile family reaches $3m settlement in death


the mother of philando castile, a black motorist killed by a minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement monday by her attorneys and the minneapolis suburb that employed the officer.the settlement to be paid to valerie castile, who is the trustee for her family in the case, will avoid a federal wrongful death lawsuit stemming from philando castile's death. the 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker was killed by st. anthony officer jeronimo yanez during a traffic stop july 6 after castile told the officer he was armed. castile had a permit for his gun.the shooting gained widespread attention after castile's girlfriend, who was in the car with her then-4-year-old daughter, livestreamed its gruesome afterma






philando castile family reaches $3m settlement in death


minneapolis (ap) — the mother of philando castile, a black motorist killed by a minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement monday by her attorneys and the minneapolis suburb that employed the officer.the settlement to be paid to valerie castile, who is the trustee for her family in the case, will avoid a federal wrongful death lawsuit stemming from philando castile’s death. the 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker was killed by st. anthony officer jeronimo yanez during a traffic stop july 6 after castile told the officer he was armed. castile had a permit for his gun.the shooting gained widespread attention after castile’s girlfriend, who was in the car with her then-4-year-old daughter, livestreamed i






philando castile family reaches $3m settlement in death


minneapolis — the mother of philando castile, a black motorist killed by a minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement monday by her attorneys and the minneapolis suburb that employed the officer.the settlement to be paid to valerie castile, who is the trustee for her family in the case, will avoid a federal wrongful death lawsuit stemming from philando castile's death. the 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker was killed by st. anthony officer jeronimo yanez during a traffic stop july 6 after castile told the officer he was armed. castile had a permit for his gun.the shooting gained widespread attention after castile's girlfriend, who was in the car with her then-4-year-old daughter, livestreamed its gr






ferguson, mo., shooting case ends with $1.5 million settlement


ferguson, mo. – a federal judge this week approved a secret civil settlement of the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of michael brown over his 2014 fatal shooting.apollo carey, city attorney for ferguson, said friday that the city’s insurance company paid $1.5 million “on behalf of multiple defendants.”the settlement amount was not mentioned in u.s. district judge e. richard webber’s order approving it. he wrote only that the gross amount is “fair and reasonable compensation for this wrongful death claim and is in the best interests of each plaintiff.”webber said the split of the amount between michael brown sr. and lezley mcspadden “is fair and reasonable,” and the agreement “provides for a reasonable amount” for attorney fees and expenses.settlements involving public entities






these insurance policies aren't worth your money


photo by paul j everettin a way, insurance is the least satisfying thing you can spend your money on. you buy it with the hope that you’ll never need to actually use it (and if you do use it, it only gets more expensive). on the other hand, insurance is satisfying because it gives you peace of mind. but you don’t need insurance for everything.if you rent your home, you need renter's insurance, but a lot of people don't even know…read more you know you need health insurance and car insurance, for example, but renter’s insurance is also probably a good idea. it’s usually pretty cheap and covers more than you think. the same goes for homeowner’s insurance, and of course, most lenders require it, anyway. if you have financial dependents, life insurance is probably worth it, too.you might be te






these insurance policies aren't worth your money


photo by paul j everettin a way, insurance is the least satisfying thing you can spend your money on. you buy it with the hope that you’ll never need to actually use it (and if you do use it, it only gets more expensive). on the other hand, insurance is satisfying because it gives you peace of mind. but you don’t need insurance for everything.if you rent your home, you need renter's insurance, but a lot of people don't even know…read more you know you need health insurance and car insurance, for example, but renter’s insurance is also probably a good idea. it’s usually pretty cheap and covers more than you think. the same goes for homeowner’s insurance, and of course, most lenders require it, anyway. if you have financial dependents, life insurance is probably worth it, too.you might be te






philando castile family reaches $3m settlement in death


the mother of philando castile, a black motorist killed by a minnesota police officer last july, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve.the settlement to be paid to valerie castile, who is the family's trustee, was announced monday and comes less than two weeks after officer jeronimo yanez was acquitted of manslaughter and other charges connected to her son's death.castile, a 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker, was shot five times by yanez during a traffic stop after castile told the officer he was armed. castile had a permit for his gun. the shooting gained widespread attention after castile's girlfriend, who was in the car with her then-






philando castile family reaches $3m settlement in death


the mother of philando castile, a black motorist killed by a minnesota police officer last july, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve.the settlement to be paid to valerie castile, who is the family's trustee, was announced monday and comes less than two weeks after officer jeronimo yanez was acquitted of manslaughter and other charges connected to her son's death.castile, a 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker, was shot five times by yanez during a traffic stop after castile told the officer he was armed. castile had a permit for his gun. the shooting gained widespread attention after castile's girlfriend, who was in the car with her then-






rand paul explains why you should be able to get health insurance for $1 a day


sen. rand paul (r-ky.) discussed how the free market would best lower insurance costs in an interview with msnbc’s “morning joe” on friday. “what i’d like to do is legalize inexpensive insurance, and you should be able to get insurance for $1 a day. i mean, you really should,” paul said. “the insurance companies make all…






san jose councilman disbarred after failing to pay clients


san jose — after a failed attempt to resign from the state bar last year, san jose councilman and attorney tam nguyen was disbarred this month — a punishment for not paying his clients their settlement.“i’m taking responsibility and i accept the punishment and consequences,” nguyen told ia on monday. “my resignation was not approved by the supreme court. the whole thing was my fault.”nguyen, who’s been an attorney since 1992, last year faced eight charges for failing to pay his clients a $5,078 insurance settlement from a personal injury case. the court documents say nguyen also failed to pay his clients’ medical provider $2,234 from another insurance settlement.nguyen said it was his ex-wife’s job to make the payments — but she dropped the ball because of the divorce. he said the money wa






instacart agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for $4.6 million


on the heels of a $400 million round at a $3.4 billion valuation, instacart has agreed on a $4.65 million fee to settle a class-action lawsuit around claims that the on-demand grocery delivery startup misclassified its personal shoppers as independent contractors, and also failed to reimburse them for their work expenses, recode reports.there are over 31,000 instacart shoppers involved in this class-action suit, which means each of them is not actually going to receive that much money. the most active plaintiffs named in the case, arlin golden, dominic cobarruviaz and batya weber, will receive $5,000 each. other named plaintiffs will receive either $500 or $1,000 each.uber strikes $100m class-action settlement to keep drivers independent contractorsuber proposes $28.5 million settlement ov






instacart agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for $4.6 million


on the heels of a $400 million round at a $3.4 billion valuation, instacart has agreed on a $4.65 million fee to settle a class-action lawsuit around claims that the on-demand grocery delivery startup misclassified its personal shoppers as independent contractors, and also failed to reimburse them for their work expenses, recode reports.there are more than 31,000 instacart shoppers involved in this class-action suit, which means each of them is not actually going to receive that much money. the most active plaintiffs named in the case, arlin golden, dominic cobarruviaz and batya weber, will receive $5,000 each. other named plaintiffs will receive either $500 or $1,000 each.uber strikes $100m class-action settlement to keep drivers independent contractorsuber proposes $28.5 million settleme






instacart agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for $4.6 million


on the heels of a $400 million round at a $3.4 billion valuation, instacart has agreed on a $4.65 million fee to settle a class-action lawsuit around claims that the on-demand grocery delivery startup misclassified its personal shoppers as independent contractors, and also failed to reimburse them for their work expenses, recode reports.there are over 31,000 instacart shoppers involved in this class-action suit, which means each of them is not actually going to receive that much money. the most active plaintiffs named in the case, arlin golden, dominic cobarruviaz and batya weber, will receive $5,000 each. other named plaintiffs will receive either $500 or $1,000 each.uber strikes $100m class-action settlement to keep drivers independent contractorsuber proposes $28.5 million settlement ov






philando castile family reaches $3m settlement in death


philando castile’s family has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city of st. anthony for his death at the hands of one of its police officers.the city does not admit any liability in castile’s death last year, but the settlement likely speaks to the city’s fears about its chances at trial, said andrew noel, an attorney for castile’s mother, valerie castile.“the substantial amount of money directly bears on the risk st. anthony must have seen with going through with a civil trial,” noel said. “it’s an actions speak louder than words kind of thing.”the settlement was reached without the filing of a lawsuit in federal or state court, and comes a little over a week after st. anthony police officer jeronimo yanez was acquitted of manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm for






shannen doherty's husband settles case with actress' former managers


kurt iswarienko, the husband of actress shannen doherty, has appeared to reach a settlement in his case against doherty's former management team.the photographer filed a separate lawsuit against the "beverly hills, 90210" alum's ex-managers in december, claiming that the firm mismanaged his funds and ruined their sex life following doherty's breast cancer diagnosis.per tmz, iswarienko requested to dismiss his entire case against tanner mainstain glynn & johnson, according to legal documents, which suggests that a settlement has been reached. no dollar amount was specified.doherty had filed her own $15-million suit against her former management team in 2015. she claimed that its failure to pay her insurance premiums made her health insurance lapse, and her lack of medical care resulted in h






philando castile family reaches $3 million settlement in death


philando castile’s family has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city of st. anthony for his death at the hands of one of its police officers.the city does not admit any liability in castile’s death last year, but the settlement likely speaks to the city’s fears about its chances at trial, said andrew noel, an attorney for castile’s mother, valerie castile.“the substantial amount of money directly bears on the risk st. anthony must have seen with going through with a civil trial,” noel said. “it’s an actions speak louder than words kind of thing.”the settlement was reached without the filing of a lawsuit in federal or state court, and comes a little over a week after st. anthony police officer jeronimo yanez was acquitted of manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm for






health insurance glossary download | zdnet


download download like other forms of insurance, is a form of collectivism by means of which people collectively pool their risk, in this case the risk of incurring medical expenses. health insurance glossary provides you a comprehensive list of health insurance related terminologies and its short description/meaning which helps you in understanding it in better way. in our today's hectic and busy life insurance is very important as there is lot of risk associated with all activities we do for our survival. health insurance is a insurance against loss due to ill health.






philando castile family reaches $3 million settlement in death


philando castile’s family has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city of st. anthony for his death at the hands of one of its police officers.the city does not admit any liability in castile’s death last year, but the settlement likely speaks to the city’s fears about its chances at trial, said andrew noel, an attorney for castile’s mother, valerie castile.“the substantial amount of money directly bears on the risk st. anthony must have seen with going through with a civil trial,” noel said. “it’s an actions speak louder than words kind of thing.”the settlement was reached without the filing of a lawsuit in federal or state court, and comes a little over a week after officer jeronimo yanez was acquitted of manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm for fatally shooting c






target to pay $18.5m to 47 states over 2013 data breach


target corp. will pay a total of $18.5 million to 47 states after reaching a settlement over its 2013 data breach.the agreement, reached with the attorneys general's offices of those states, is the largest multistate data breach settlement to date. it is one of several settlements target has reached with various parties after cyberthieves infiltrated its systems in november 2013 and gained access to the payment card information of 41 million customers and the personal information of 60 million customers.jenna reck, a target spokeswoman, said the costs related to this settlement are already reflected in the data breach liability reserves that target previously recognized and disclosed."we're pleased to bring this issue to a resolution for everyone involved," she said in a statement.in its m






10-word answers (or less) to your life insurance questions


if you’re thinking about buying life insurance, it helps to know some basics. here are fast answers to common life insurance questions.q: what is life insurance?a: it’s insurance that pays someone after you die.q: who gets the payout?a: the person(s) you name as beneficiary on the policy.q: do i need life insurance?a: yes, if your death would hurt someone financially.q: when should i buy it?a: usually when you have a spouse, a mortgage or kids.q: how do i figure out how much life insurance i need?a: add up present and future financial obligations and subtract assets.q: what’s an example of the cost for a term life policy for $1 million for 20 years?a: for a healthy woman age 30, about $350 a year.q: can i buy life insurance on an adult family member?a: yes, with that person’s consent.q: wh






they paid premiums, so why must they fight for flood insurance payouts?


the water rose to the roof at kemberly corbitt's denham springs, la., during the great flood of 2016.(photo: provided) 365 connectlinkedinemailmoredenham springs, la. — kemberley corbitt walks through her gutted home, looks at the 7-foot water line on the only interior wall still standing in the 2,000-square-foot home and tries to fathom what to do with an $87,000 check she finally received from her insurance company, six months after the august flood.closeskip in skipxembedxshare after paying premiums for flood coverage, louisiana homeowners wait for adequate payouts. david hammer / vince lewis, wwl-tvthe settlement is about average for the 30,000-plus claims filed so far in the great flood of 2016, which fema calls the largest inland flooding disaster in the 50 years that the federal gov






they paid premiums, so why must they fight for flood insurance payouts?


the water rose to the roof at kemberly corbitt's denham springs, la., during the great flood of 2016.(photo: provided) 322 connectlinkedinemailmoredenham springs, la. — kemberley corbitt walks through her gutted home, looks at the 7-foot water line on the only interior wall still standing in the 2,000-square-foot home and tries to fathom what to do with an $87,000 check she finally received from her insurance company, six months after the august flood.closeskip in skipxembedxshare after paying premiums for flood coverage, louisiana homeowners wait for adequate payouts. david hammer / vince lewis, wwl-tvthe settlement is about average for the 30,000-plus claims filed so far in the great flood of 2016, which fema calls the largest inland flooding disaster in the 50 years that the federal gov






they paid premiums, so why must they fight for flood insurance payouts?


the water rose to the roof at kemberly corbitt's denham springs, la., during the great flood of 2016.(photo: provided) 340 connectlinkedinemailmoredenham springs, la. — kemberley corbitt walks through her gutted home, looks at the 7-foot water line on the only interior wall still standing in the 2,000-square-foot home and tries to fathom what to do with an $87,000 check she finally received from her insurance company, six months after the august flood.closeskip in skipxembedxshare after paying premiums for flood coverage, louisiana homeowners wait for adequate payouts. david hammer / vince lewis, wwl-tvthe settlement is about average for the 30,000-plus claims filed so far in the great flood of 2016, which fema calls the largest inland flooding disaster in the 50 years that the federal gov






they paid premiums, so why must they fight for flood insurance payouts?


the water rose to the roof at kemberly corbitt's denham springs, la., during the great flood of 2016.(photo: provided) 464 connectlinkedinemailmoredenham springs, la. — kemberley corbitt walks through her gutted home, looks at the 7-foot water line on the only interior wall still standing in the 2,000-square-foot home and tries to fathom what to do with an $87,000 check she finally received from her insurance company, six months after the august flood.closeskip in skipxembedxshare after paying premiums for flood coverage, louisiana homeowners wait for adequate payouts. david hammer / vince lewis, wwl-tvthe settlement is about average for the 30,000-plus claims filed so far in the great flood of 2016, which fema calls the largest inland flooding disaster in the 50 years that the federal gov






they paid premiums, so why must they fight for flood insurance payouts?


the water rose to the roof at kemberly corbitt's denham springs, la., during the great flood of 2016.(photo: provided) 305 connectlinkedinemailmoredenham springs, la. — kemberley corbitt walks through her gutted home, looks at the 7-foot water line on the only interior wall still standing in the 2,000-square-foot home and tries to fathom what to do with an $87,000 check she finally received from her insurance company, six months after the august flood.closeskip in skipxembedxshare after paying premiums for flood coverage, louisiana homeowners wait for adequate payouts. david hammer / vince lewis, wwl-tvthe settlement is about average for the 30,000-plus claims filed so far in the great flood of 2016, which fema calls the largest inland flooding disaster in the 50 years that the federal gov






they paid premiums, so why must they fight for flood insurance payouts?


the water rose to the roof at kemberly corbitt's denham springs, la., during the great flood of 2016.(photo: provided) 274 connectlinkedinemailmoredenham springs, la. — kemberley corbitt walks through her gutted home, looks at the 7-foot water line on the only interior wall still standing in the 2,000-square-foot home and tries to fathom what to do with an $87,000 check she finally received from her insurance company, six months after the august flood.closeskip in skipxembedxshare after paying premiums for flood coverage, louisiana homeowners wait for adequate payouts. david hammer / vince lewis, wwl-tvthe settlement is about average for the 30,000-plus claims filed so far in the great flood of 2016, which fema calls the largest inland flooding disaster in the 50 years that the federal gov






guide to life insurance: how to make sure your policy takes care of you


life insurance. it’s one of those things no one really wants to talk about, but everyone has to. you need insurance for protection against accidents, coverage in times of need, and security when your financial situation becomes vulnerable. while regular insurance can cover car repairs, medical bills and home repairs, life insurance can make sure […] the post guide to life insurance: how to make sure your policy takes care of you appeared first on dumb little man.






united airlines reaches settlement with passenger violently dragged off flight


lawyer praises airline for "doing the right thing," but terms of settlement are confidential.        






want a piece of the $110-million wells fargo settlement? here's what you need to


wells fargo & co. this week agreed to pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over the bank’s creation of as many as 2 million accounts that customers didn’t authorize.if a judge approves the deal, most of that money will be sent to customers affected by the bank’s practices.so how much might an individual customer get? and what happens next? here is what we know so far.what do i need to do to make sure i get some of the settlement money?for now, nothing.before anything else happens, the settlement must get the preliminary approval of a federal judge in san francisco. wells fargo and the attorneys who filed the case will submit a settlement plan to the judge next month. the plan will explain who will be eligible for the settlement and how they will be contacted.wells fargo has id






wells fargo sells its commercial insurance business


wells fargo & co. said on tuesday it agreed to sell its commercial insurance business to private insurer usi insurance services, as the third-largest u.s. bank plans to focus on core banking products and services.the financial terms of the deal, expected to close in the fourth quarter, were not disclosed by the companies.the deal comes at a time when the bank is recovering from a sales scandal last year that damaged its reputation.wells fargo has doubled its cost-cutting target after expenses soared in the aftermath of the scandal.the sales abuses in the bank's branch banking operation led to a $190 million regulatory settlement, launches of other government probes, the firing of several bankers and the departure of ceo john stumpf.wells fargo plans to reduce expenses by another $2 billion






how to make sure your policy takes care of you


life insurance. it’s one of those things no one really wants to talk about, but everyone has to.you need insurance for protection against accidents, coverage in times of need, and security when your financial situation becomes vulnerable. while regular insurance can cover car repairs, medical bills and home repairs, life insurance can make sure your family will still be provided for and left money to live on in case something happens.in this article, you’ll learn the best tricks to make sure your life insurance policy is prepared to take care of you and your family. you can consider this your quick guide to life insurance.term insurance onlyyou should never buy any sort of life insurance that is not term insurance. permanent or “whole life”, as some insurance agents are now calling it, is






what you need to know about the border in san diego and the wall


what you need to know about the border in san diego and the wallwhat you should know about the u.s.-mexico border and the wall trump has ordered.what you should know about the u.s.-mexico border and the wall trump has ordered.see more videos