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J&J Gets New Trial After $417 Million Talc Verdict

Johnson & Johnson deserves a new trial after a jury ordered the world’s largest maker of health-care products to pay $417 million to a woman who blamed the company’s iconic Baby Powder for causing her cancer, an appeals court concluded. …

Tropical Storm Barry in Gulf of Mexico Barrels Toward Louisiana

Tropical Storm Barry formed in the Gulf of Mexico and could strike Louisiana as a hurricane Saturday, causing almost $1 billion in damage and worsening flooding in New Orleans. The system, which was about 95 miles (153 kilometers) southeast of …

Arturo Teams with Hippo for ‘Real-Time’ Property Info

What began as an assignment to the research and development team at American Family Insurance Co. now stands alone as an independent company and today announced its first major customer. Arturo, a Chicago-based insurtech startup launched by American Family three …

Most Perpetrators in 2018 Mass Attacks Made Threats: U.S. Secret Service

Most of those responsible for mass attacks in public areas in the United States in 2018 made prior threats or sent messages that sparked concern, the Secret Service said on Tuesday, in a study highlighting advance clues to such violence. …

Quality Failures at Generic Drug Maker Put Patients at Risk, FDA Warns

Manufacturing problems at Akorn Inc.’s New Jersey plant “pose a risk to patients,” U.S. regulators have warned the embattled generic-drug maker, which blew a $4.3 billion takeover deal with Fresenius SE two years ago over similar allegations. In a warning …

FM Urges Maintenance, American Modern Uses Video, Broadspire Teams with Carisk

Equipment Breakdown a Growing Cause of Commercial Property Losses Equipment breakdown now rivals fire loss in both the frequency and severity of commercial property claims, FM Global said in a press release. FM Global said equipment breakdown was the cause …

US Won’t Impose Rule to Protect Against Coal Ash Spill Costs

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it won’t require electric utilities to show they have money to clean up hazardous spills from power plants despite a history of toxic coal ash releases contaminating rivers and aquifers. Environmental …

Cash This Check for $250, and Sign Away Your Right to Sue

The perennial issue in the gig economy is whether workers should be classified as employees. Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc. and other companies that rely on contract work have dealt with this question in a number of ways: staging PR …

Segwick’s Purchase of York Furthers Consolidation of TPA Industry

Sedgwick announced Monday that it has signed an agreement to purchase York Risk Services, continuing a long-term consolidation trend among third-party administrators. The purchase of York — which must be approved by federal regulators — would mark Sedgwick’s third acquisition …

Ruling Against Amazon May Prove Broader Blow to Its Business Model

A federal court ruling that Amazon.com Inc. can be held liable for a dog collar sold on its website that partly blinded a woman could complicate the online merchant’s business if it is applied broadly. The Third Circuit Court of …

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