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London Judges Reverse Course to Reopen $7B Brazil Dam Lawsuit Against BHP

LONDON — London’s Court of Appeal made a U-turn on Tuesday by agreeing to reopen a $7 billion lawsuit by 200,000 claimants against Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP , reviving a case over a dam rupture behind Brazil’s worst environmental disaster. …

Restaurants Ask N.C. Supreme Court to Bypass Appeals Court in COVID Win

A group of North Carolina restaurants and an industry group are asking the North Carolina Supreme Court to bypass the Court of Appeals and take up an insurer’s appeal of a trial court decision that found coverage was owed for …

3 Homeowners Win $1.1M From Reno for 2017 Flood Damage

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County judge has ordered Reno to pay $1.1 million to owners of three homes that flooded north of the city four years ago as dozens of others continue to press related battles in federal …

Insurers Drop Appeal Against UK COVID-19 Payout Ruling on Three Policies

LONDON — Six insurers have decided not to appeal against a London High Court ruling that they were wrong to reject claims from holders of three business interruption insurance policies who have been pushed to the brink of collapse by …

Driver Accused of Texting Gets Prison in Pedestrian’s Death

FREEHOLD, N.J. — A New Jersey woman has been sentenced to five years in prison in the death of a pedestrian that prosecutors said occurred as the driver was texting — an accusation the defendant denied on the stand. Alexandra …

Damage Claim Hinges on Whether ‘Feral Cats’ are Domestic

Some bears can balance balls on their noses and some elephants can perch on pedestals, but that doesn’t make them domestic animals. On that principle, the Arizona Court of Appeals revived a claim against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. …

Judge Cuts $2 Billion Verdict Against Bayer in Roundup Case to $86 Million

A California judge on Thursday reduced a $2 billion jury verdict, slashing the award for a couple who blamed Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup for their cancer to $86.7 million. Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith of the California Superior …

Employer MSJ Affirmed in Louisiana Crash Involving Off-Duty Employee

A company is off the hook in a crash involving one of its employees, according to a recent ruling by a Louisiana Court of Appeals. According to court records, the case stems from a February 2015 crash in Louisiana where …

Feds Appeal Granting New Trial to Ex-BP Engineer

Federal prosecutors are appealing a judge’s decision to grant a new trial to a former BP engineer convicted of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The notice of appeal in the case of …

Lance Armstrong Wants Texas Supreme Court to Hear Appeal

Lance Armstrong asked the Texas Supreme Court on Friday to stop a Dallas company from trying to force him to pay back about $12 million in bonuses it paid him for winning the Tour De France. SCA Promotions sued Armstrong …