Uber to pay $4.4 million to end federal sex harassment probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies Inc. will establish a $4.4 million fund to settle a federal investigation into allegations that the San Francisco company allowed a rampant culture of sexual harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday. The agreement ends an investigation launched in 2017 in which the commission found reasonable cause […]

Documents: $6 million to Armstrong family in wrongful death

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio hospital paid the estate of astronaut Neil Armstrong $6 million in a confidential agreement to settle allegations that post-surgical complications led to Armstrong’s 2012 death, according to court documents and a report in the New York Times. The 2014 settlement went to 10 family members, including Armstrong’s two sons, sister, […]

Lone Star GCD settles lawsuit with Conroe and large groundwater producers

Publisher’s Note: The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District issued this press release. It’s important enough that The Golden Hammer is publishing the release in its totality. CONROE, TX – On January 22, 2019, the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Board of Directors approved execution of a Compromise and Settlement Agreement with the City of Conroe (“Conroe”), […]

Lone Star GCD rejects hiring lobbyist, votes to finalize lawsuit settlement at January 22 Board meeting

Conroe, January 24 – The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) Board of Directors again considered the hiring of a lobbyist to represent the district in the 86th Legislative Session. After several citizens appeared before the Board in opposition to the proposal, the matter died for lack of a motion. Board member Jonathan Prykryl, who […]