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  1. Trump Gave Putin a Message to Pass Along to the PalestiniansPutin as middleman in the Middle East? What could go wrong?
  2. Trump Throws Curveball at Bibi, Urging No ‘Unilateral’ Action on SettlementsNobody knows why, but a “senior administration official” is telling Israelis the boss still wants a two-state solution and no trouble on settlements.
  3. Trump Picks Lawyer Who Likens Liberal Jews to ‘Kapos’ As Israel AmbassadorDavid Friedman says Jews who oppose the occupation of the West Bank are worse than those who aided the Nazis. He opposes the two-state solution.
  4. Judge Okays Nearly $15 Billion Settlement in VW Emissions ScandalOne of the largest settlements ever for an automaker.
  5. Obama Administration Says Netanyahu Broke Promise With New SettlementLast month, the United States pledged $38 billion in aid to the Israeli military.
  6. Goldman Can Deduct Much Of Its $5 Billion FineFor fraudulent behavior that helped create the financial crisis, the bank will pay roughly $4 billion and face no legal consequences.
  7. Staten Island Hospital to Pay Eric Garner’s Family $1 MillionParamedics and emergency technicians were suspended at the time. 
  8. A Few Bad Cops Cost the Chicago P.D. MillionsOne hundred twenty-four cops account for a third of all settlements paid.
  9. crime and punishment
    New York City Settles Eric Garner Case for $5.9 Million Days before the first anniversary of his death.
  10. dallas ebola patient
    Dallas Ebola Victim’s Family Reaches a Settlement With HospitalThe undisclosed sum will go to his family and to a foundation to fight Ebola in Liberia.
  11. occupy everything
    City Settles With Occupy Wall Street Protesters for $583,000It’s the movement’s largest settlement so far.
  12. occupy wall street lawsuits
    NYPD Raid on Occupy Wall Street Just Cost the City $350,000And something approaching an apology.
  13. put a lawsuit on it
    Subway Dancing Settlement Shines Light on City’s ‘Litigation Lottery’Settlements are up 35 percent in two years.
  14. epic disasters
    BP to Pay Largest Criminal Fine Ever in Oil-Spill Settlement [Updated]The company has agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges.
  15. settlements
    J. Ezra Merkin Agrees to $410 Million Madoff SettlementThe ex–money manager’s funds funneled at least $2 billion to Madoff.
  16. BP Reaches Nearly $8 Billion Gulf-Spill SettlementShould avoid lengthy, costly legal process.
  17. foreclosure crisis
    Banks Agree to $26 Billion Settlement for Defrauding Homeowners [Updated]New York State attorney general Eric Schneiderman had been one of the final hold-outs.
  18. settlements
    City to Pay Out $7 Million in Sean Bell Shooting CaseMarks end to four-year legal battle.
  19. settlements
    Judge Approves ‘Not Perfect’ Settlement for Ground Zero WorkersJudge calls deal “fair, adequate, and reasonable.”
  20. settlements
    Ground Zero Workers Get a Bigger SettlementUp from $657 million to $712 million.
  21. settlements
    City to Pay Largest Personal Settlement Ever Over False ImprisonmentBobby Gibbs served nineteen years for murder he didn’t commit.