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U.S. Military Members Suing 3M Seek Dismissal of Subsidiary’s Bankruptcy

Current and former U.S. military members suing 3M over allegedly defective military earplugs have asked a U.S. judge to dismiss 3M subsidiary Aearo Technologies‘ bankruptcy, accusing the company of using bankruptcy to shield itself from litigation, which has grown into …

FedEx Loses Bid to Undo $366M Racial Bias Verdict, Files Appeal

A U.S. judge rejected FedEx Corp’s request to throw out or reduce a jury’s $366 million damages award to a Black former employee who said the package delivery company fired her after she complained about racial discrimination. FedEx appealed the …

First Sweeping Federal Gun Crime Report in 20 Years Released

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most expansive federal report in over two decades on guns and crime shows a shrinking turnaround between the time a gun was purchased and when it was recovered from a crime scene, indicating firearms bought legally …

Onetime High-Flying Lawyer Girardi Indicted on Client Theft

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disgraced former Los Angeles celebrity lawyer Tom Girardi has been indicted by federal grand juries in Los Angeles and Chicago on charges of stealing more than $18 million from clients, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. The charges …

Elon Musk’s Tesla Tweet Trial Delves into Investor Damages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Elon Musk tweet declaring he had the financing to take Tesla private in 2018 caused billions of dollars in investor damages after the deal collapsed, according to estimates presented Tuesday at a trial examining the …

Insurers Leery of Hyundais and Kias Famous on Social Media for Being Easy to Steal

Social media influencers and an insurance industry think tank are giving Hyundai and Kia vehicles the worst kind of publicity: Many of the cars the company sold are easy to steal. In the past week, newspapers and television news producers …

U.S. Seeks Tesla Driver-Assist Documents; Company Hikes Capex Forecast

WASHINGTON —Tesla Inc. disclosed on Tuesday the U.S. Justice Department has sought documents related to its Full Self-Driving (FSD) and Autopilot driver-assistance systems as regulatory scrutiny intensifies. The automaker said in a filing it “has received requests from the DOJ …

3rd Circuit Rejects J&J Bankruptcy Strategy for Thousands of Talc Lawsuits

A U.S. appeals court on Monday shot down Johnson & Johnson’s attempt to offload tens of thousands of lawsuits over its talc products into bankruptcy court. The ruling marked the first major repudiation of an emerging legal strategy with the …

US Infiltrates Big Ransomware Gang: ‘We Hacked the Hackers’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI and international partners have at least temporarily disrupted the network of a prolific ransomware gang they infiltrated last year, saving victims including hospitals and school districts a potential $130 million in ransom payments, Attorney General …

Cargo Theft Numbers Spike Again After One-Year Lull

Just when it looked like the supply chain was returning to a normal degree of fraud and thievery, a surge in cargo thefts in the final quarter of 2022 pushed full-year totals past the numbers seen even during the peak …

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