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Case over Iowa prosecutors' conduct is settled

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A multimillion-dollar settlement has ended a wrongful prosecution case from Iowa that was being considered by the Supreme Court.

The court on Monday agreed to dismiss the case from Pottawattamie County, Iowa, despite having heard arguments in November.

The Iowa county and two former prosecutors were being sued by two men because they had been sentenced to life in prison for a murder they didn't commit.

The prosecutors argued they were immune from lawsuits because they were acting within the scope of their jobs. The Supreme Court was to decide whether that immunity would be enough to stop Terry Harrington and Curtis McGhee's lawsuits.

Under the settlement, Harrington and McGhee will receive $12 million.

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