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Southern Baptists who Backed Open Abuse Review Win Key Roles

ANAHEIM, California (AP) — The newly elected leaders of a top Southern Baptist Convention committee had all supported a more transparent investigation into allegations the denomination mishandled sex abuse reports and mistreated survivors. They defeated candidates who had opposed that …

8th Circuit: Malpractice Action May Proceed Before Underlying Lawsuit is Resolved

Legal malpractice claims usually aren’t filed until after somebody loses a lawsuit. But what happens when the underlying dispute hasn’t been resolved, but a litigant has to hire new counsel to clean up mistakes that were made during discovery? A …

Southern Baptist Leader Resigns Amid Rifts Over Sex Abuse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A top Southern Baptist Convention administrator is resigning amid internal rifts over how to handle an investigation into the SBC’s response to sexual abuse, a decision that underscores the broader ongoing turmoil in the nation’s largest …

Tesla Told to Provide Documents Involving Musk Compensation

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Monday ordered lawyers representing Tesla Inc. directors to turn over certain communications that CEO Elon Musk may have shared with the company’s top in-house attorneys before the board approved a compensation plan …

Judge Rules GM’s Privileged Ignition Switch Documents Can Remain Secret

General Motors Co and its law firm need not turn over privileged documents to drivers hoping to show that the automaker intended to commit a crime or fraud by concealing defective ignition switches in their vehicles, a Manhattan federal judge …

Hearing Set Over Massachusetts School Bullying Settlement

A Massachusetts judge is set to hear arguments on whether South Hadley officials must disclose details of a settlement that the town paid to the family of a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide after relentless bullying. Phoebe Prince hanged herself …