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Wu-Tang associate Grant Williams will get a $7 million settlement after spending 23 years in prison over a 1996 murder he didn't commit.

The protesting that occurred in Columbus, Ohio last year led to many nonviolent participants being physically hurt due to excessive force by the police, and now 32 of those victims will be compensated for their injuries thanks to a $5.75 million settlement the city has agreed to pay up.

4/19/18- Ex-Playboy star Karen McDougal has reached a settlement and is now free to talk about her relationship with President Donald Trump. Good for her, but Huggy wants to know who would want to hear all the details of that relationship! READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: GET THE HOTTEST STORIES STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX: 

Jenifer Lewis received a healthy settlement from LA Fitness. Lewis sued LA Fitness earlier this year accusing them of hiring a con-man who took $50k from her. When she started going to the West Hollywood location, she met a manager who worked there. They developed a relationship outside of the gym when 3 months in […]

In 1981, Gates was sentenced to prison for the rape and murder of Georgetown University student Catherine Schilling. In 2009, with the use of advanced DNA evidence, authorities discovered the crime was committed by a man who died in 2013.

Settlement reached in case of unarmed black woman killed by homeowner on his porch http://t.co/B8R3tl5p0F — Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) June 15, 2015 The family of…

After almost a year of legal dispute, Tracy Morgan and Walmart have settled their lawsuit, following the vehicle crash that left one dead, and the comedian,…

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a newly reached settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign. CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow confirmed the settlement in an emailed statement Wednesday night and an attorney for Marlene Pinnock […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — How much will Bank of America’s expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much. In mega-settlements negotiated with the government, a dollar is rarely worth an actual dollar. Inflated figures make sensational headlines for the Justice Department, and $17 billion would be the largest […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America Corp. is paying $772 million in fines and refunds to settle regulators’ accusations that it misled customers who bought extra credit-card products and illegally charged others for credit monitoring and reporting services they didn’t receive. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the […]