NYC Settles Jails Strip Search Lawsuit For $33 Million

NEW YORK – (AP) New York City has settled a class-action lawsuit over jail strip searches for $33 million. The suit was filed on behalf of people arrested on misdemeanor drug and weapons charges. They were strip-searched at Rikers Island and other city jails. Two plaintiffs said they were...

Possible New Settlement For 9/11 Responders

NEW YORK - (AP) Lawyers are proposing a new settlement for thousands of ground zero workers suing New York City over their exposure to toxic dust from the World Trade Center. Lawyers representing about 10,000 workers are going before a federal judge Thursday. They are expected to present a possible deal...

Agency In Deal To Settle Lawsuits By 9/11 Responders

NEW YORK - (AP) The government authority that owned the World Trade Center has tentatively agreed to pay $47.5 million to settle lawsuits by 9,055 people exposed to toxic dust during the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey agreed to the deal. . . . Full version...

Critical Mass Cyclists Reach $1M Deal With New York City

NEW YORK - (AP) Bicyclists who were arrested or ticketed in Critical Mass rides in New York say they have settled with the city for nearly $1 million. The 83 plaintiffs were among hundreds cited in the rides between 2004 and 2006. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers .