Attorneys: Former House speaker seeks lawsuit settlement

CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for a sexual abuse victim of Dennis Hastert and the former U.S. House speaker himself say he’s seeking a settlement of a lawsuit filed over a broken $3.5 million hush-money pact. Attorney John Ellis said Wednesday he has asked Kristi Browne, who represents the victim, to name a settlement price. The lawsuit seeks $1.8 million, the outstanding balance of the pact each party says the other one broke.