October 4, 1998 |
The city agreed to pay nearly $3 million to settle lawsuits filed by the family of a man choked to death by a police officer. Anthony Baez was playing touch football in the street with his brothers in December 1994 when an errantly thrown ball struck Francis Livoti's patrol car. The officer tried to stop the game and Baez, 29, of Orlando, Fla., died in the ensuing struggle. The Police Department ruled that the officer used an illegal chokehold.
January 8, 2009 |
Arbitron Inc., a provider of radio-station ratings based on audience size, settled a lawsuit by New York Atty. Gen. Andrew Cuomo, who alleged that a new method of estimating the number of listeners underrepresented minorities. The settlement requires Arbitron to fix flaws in its methodology, pay $260,000 to settle claims that its system was unfair and contribute $100,000 to minority broadcasters, Cuomo said Wednesday.
July 21, 1992 |
The first of scores of individual trials brought by families of the victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 began in a process that could eventually assess multimillion-dollar damages against the bankrupt airline's insurer. A federal jury has ruled that Pan Am was liable for the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 270 people, 11 of them on the ground. The widow of Pepsico lawyer Robert Pagnucco, Judith Pagnucco, 51, of South Salem, N.Y.
May 11, 1999 |
He will retire as a New York Yankee, perhaps this year. The caps have come and gone fast, like the summers: seven with the Angels, six with the San Francisco Giants, two with the Minnesota Twins, one with the Kansas City Royals, now two with the Yankees. They were all just caps, at least until last year. The Yankees won the World Series, and Chili Davis wore one of their caps. Tino Martinez had tried to explain the magic to Davis. So had Bernie Williams, and Paul O'Neill, and Derek Jeter.
June 9, 2001 |
Major record companies filed lawsuits against three more online music companies, accusing them of violating copyrights by offering personalized Web radio services. The lawsuits against Viacom's MTVi Group, MusicMatch Inc. and Xact Radio are the latest shots in an escalating legal battle over how much record companies should collect in royalties from Webcasters.
March 9, 1999 |
The National Rifle Assn., mounting a counterattack against U.S. cities seeking to recover millions of dollars in damages from gun violence, has helped draft legislation in 14 states and Congress to bar cities and states from suing firearm manufacturers. NRA supporters in three more states plan to introduce similar bills when their legislatures convene.