Mall of America reaches settlement with family of boy thrown from a third-floor balcony, attorneys say

CNN — More than three years after a boy was thrown over a balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota, the child’s family has reached a settlement with the mall, family attorneys have said. The 5-year-old, publicly identified only as Landen, was standing with his mother outside the third-floor Rain Forest Café on April … Read more

Jeffrey Epstein estate reaches $105 million settlement with US Virgin Islands

CNN — A nine-figure settlement between the estate of Jeffrey Epstein and the US Virgin Islands has been signed, according to the islands’ attorney general. Epstein’s estate – along with two co-defendants and 10 entities created by Epstein – will pay more than $105 million in cash to the U.S. Virgin Islands government, U.S. Virgin … Read more

Family of Rayshard Brooks reaches $1 million settlement with the city of Atlanta more than 2 years after he was fatally shot by police

CNN — Rayshard Brooks’ family has reached a million dollar settlement with the city of Atlanta, more than two years after police fatally shot the 27-year-old black man in a parking lot at Wendy’s, according to Ryan Julison, door -word by Stewart Miller Simmons. Trial Attorneys, the law firm representing Brooks’ family. “The family of … Read more

Opioid settlement: Walmart agrees to $3.1 billion framework

New York CNN Business — Walmart agreed to part of a $3.1 billion settlement, which resolves allegations by multiple state attorneys general that the company failed to regulate opioid prescriptions contributing to the national opioid crisis. The settlement, according to the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James, who co-led a coalition of attorneys … Read more

New York City agrees to pay $26 million to 2 men wrongly convicted of Malcolm X murder

CNN — New York has agreed to pay $26 million to settle lawsuits filed on behalf of two men whose convictions in the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X were overturned last November, city officials said. Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam were both exonerated last year after a judge found “serious miscarriages of justice” in … Read more

City of Rochester reaches $12 million settlement with Daniel Prude estate over his death in police custody

CNN — The city of Rochester, New York, has reached a $12 million settlement with the estate of Daniel Prude, who died in 2020 in police custody. Prude’s son sued the city in federal court for alleged gross negligence and wrongful death. “After more than two years, the City of Rochester has reached a settlement … Read more

JD.com’s billionaire founder settles rape lawsuit two days before planned US trial

Editor’s note: A version of this story appears in CNN’s news bulletin Meanwhile in China, a tri-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and its impact on the world. Register here. CNN — A Chinese billionaire and a former University of Minnesota student who accused him of rape have reached … Read more