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Woman Punched By Officer In Parking Lot Settles For $230,000

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Brenda Mazariegos v. City of Stamford: A woman who claims a Stamford police officer punched her in the face hard enough to cause a minor brain injury has settled her lawsuit for $230,000 after a trial resulted in a hung jury.

Construction Company To Pay $2.4 Million Settlement

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

An attempt to take advantage of a U.S. Department of Transportation program designed to help socially disadvantaged small businesses has resulted in a $2.4 million settlement between a Plainville-based construction company and the federal government.

Stew Leonard Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Barbara Speranza, personal representative and executrix of the estate of Robert Speranza, and Barbara Speranza, individually v. Stewart "Stew" Leonard Sr., Thomas P. Leonard and Carpe Diem Three LLC: The founder of Connecticut-based Stew Leonard's supermarket chain and the widow of a man who fell off of Leonard's boat near a Caribbean Island and drowned have settled a lawsuit that was filed in state court.

State Levies $36,000 In Penalties Against Contractor

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

The state Department of Consumer Protection has levied more than $36,000 in civil penalties against a New Britain paving company that was either not doing its work right or not doing it at all.

Connecticut Hedge Fund Sentenced To Pay $1.8 Billion

By Associated Press |

A prosecutor called a $900 million fine — part of the $1.8 billion that Stamford-based SAC Capital must pay — 'the largest fine imposed in an insider trading case in history.'

Feds To Pay $3.1 Million To Convicted Trash Hauler

By Associated Press |

Federal authorities have agreed to pay $3.1 million to a trash hauler convicted in a price-fixing conspiracy to settle his claim that they violated their plea agreement with him by selling his companies but failing to pay him.

Sikorsky Pays $3.5 Million To Settle Parts Allegations

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with federal authorities last week over allegations that the helicopter maker violated federal law in inflating the costs of spare helicopter parts it sold to the Army.

E-book Settlement Payments Made In Advance Of Trial

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

While Connecticut consumers are beginning to receive payments from a prior partial settlement in the multistate e-book price-fixing lawsuit, a hearing on damages is expected to get underway against Apple this summer regarding the same case.

Rotator Cuff Tear Yields $122,000 For Crash Victim

By Christian Nolan |

A Hartford man who injured his shoulder after a car ran a stop sign and crashed into his vehicle was recently awarded more than $122,000 following a jury trial.