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Senator Solicits Input On Indian Trust Settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (AP) The vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee said Tuesday he is concerned about the fairness of a proposed $3.4 billion settlement against the government for mismanaging Indian trust funds and is suggesting some revisions. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso said he thinks...

Judge OKs $70M DuPont Waste Pile Settlement In West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - (AP) Chemical maker DuPont Co. will pay $70 million and fund long-term medical monitoring for residents of a West Virginia town who sued over pollution from a zinc smelter and its 100-foot-tall pile of waste. A state judge approved the settlement Tuesday that ends years of court battles...

MGA Wants $177 Million In Punitive Damages In Bratz Doll Case

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) Toy company MGA Entertainment Inc. asked a judge Wednesday to follow up their win over arch-rival Mattel Inc. last month in a trial over who owns the rights to the popular Bratz doll line by awarding MGA more than $339 million in punitive damages, attorney fees and other costs...