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Autistic children abused in Pa. classroom to get $5 million to settle federal lawsuit

ALLENTOWN, Pa. –  ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The families of seven autistic students who were abused by their teacher in a northeastern Pennsylvania classroom have agreed to a $5 million settlement of their federal lawsuit. Former special education teacher Susan Wzorek pleaded no contest to reckless endangerment and spent six weeks in prison in 2005

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GM Settles with Family of Crash Victim

It’s been more than a year since a 25-year-old man lost his here on a highway in Lackawanna County. Now we know his family is settling it’s lawsuit with General Motors. Attorneys say the ignition in Jimmy Miller’s GM vehicle shut off while the young man was traveling along the Casey Highway near Carbondale. He

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Scranton Family Gets Victim Compensation For Deadly GM Crash

SCRANTON — A family in Lackawanna County who lost a daughter in a car crash four years ago is among those receiving a settlement from American auto-maker General Motors. General Motors has begun compensating the victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches in certain GM models after recalling those 2.6 million vehicles earlier this

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Former Scranton school teacher accused of abusing students

The parents of seven emotional support students in the Scranton School District claim a former teacher abused their children and possibly others, according to court records. Larry Moran Sr., attorney for the parents, said the teacher, Maggie McAndrew, physically, emotionally and verbally abused students in her class at the Charles Sumner Elementary School during the

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Teacher Sentenced for Assaulting Students

SCRANTON, Pa. —  A former teacher in Lackawanna County was sentenced Tuesday to almost a year in jail for molesting close to a dozen of his students. The former automotive tech teacher at the Lackawanna County Career Technology Center was sent to jail after a sentencing hearing in Scranton. Richard Humphrey of West Wyoming was

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Settlement reached in defamation suit against newspaper

SCRANTON — Former Lackawanna County Commissioners Randy Castellani and Joseph Corcoran agreed Friday to settle a defamation case against the owners of The Times-Tribune, ending a 13-year legal dispute. The settlement comes two days after a Lackawanna County jury ruled a Jan. 12, 2004, article by former reporter Jennifer Henn falsely reported the men were

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Jury in defamation case finds 2004 newspaper article false

A Lackawanna County jury on Wednesday found a 2004 article that alleged former commissioners Randy Castellani and Joseph Corcoran were uncooperative when they testified before a 2003 grand jury was false. The verdict against the Scranton Times LP, owner of The Times-Tribune, is a key victory for the men, but it does not end the

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Parents of man killed in crash sues trucking company, others

The mother of a 21-year-old Blakely man killed when a tractor-trailer struck the disabled vehicle in which he was a passenger filed a lawsuit against the trucking company and two other drivers. Rhonda Walsh is seeking damages for the Jan. 24, 2016, death of her son, James Douglas Walsh. According to the suit: James Walsh

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Government settles lawsuit with Duryea woman over alleged groping in Social Security office

The federal government agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a woman who said she was groped by an administrative law judge with the Social Security administration, according to the woman’s attorney. Alice De Quevedo of Duryea sued Judge Sridhar Boini and the federal government last year, alleging Boini grabbed her

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Woman assaulted by judge seeks monetary damages

A Duryea woman who was indecently assaulted by a federal administrative law judge with the Social Security Administration has filed a $3 million complaint against two federal agencies she claims failed to protect her from the abuse. Attorney Larry Moran filed a complaint Wednesday seeking damages in connection with an incident in July 2012 involving

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