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Insurer of Ship That Blocked Suez Canal Says Reduced Claim Still High

CAIRO — UK Club, an insurer of the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March, said on Monday a reduced compensation claim made by the Egyptian authorities for almost $600 million to free the vessel and cover related …

French Caribbean Fights To Keep Pesticide Case Alive

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Agricultural workers who have long sought compensation for contamination from a pesticide banned in France but used in the country’s Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe have finally had a day in court after …

Sex Abuse Cases Push Harrisburg Catholic Diocese into Bankruptcy

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, facing sex abuse claims it says it may not be able to pay, filed for bankruptcy protection, citing changing laws and an increasing number of victims. The church “has struggled to remain financially viable …

Southwest Pilots Sue Boeing Over Alleged Lost Wages From 737 Max Grounding

The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) said on Monday it filed a lawsuit against Boeing Co alleging that the grounding of the planemaker’s 737 MAX aircraft had caused over $100 million in lost wages. Southwest Airlines is the largest operator …

NYC Official Wants State Panel to Probe Wrongful Convictions

A top Brooklyn, N.Y., politician pressed the state Tuesday to set up a special commission to investigate wrongful convictions and pinpoint the problems – and people – to blame. “Releasing innocent people is not the end. It is only the …

Court Revives Oil Firms’ Claim Over WWII Toxic Cleanup in California

A divided U.S. appeals court on Monday revived efforts by oil companies to force the federal government to reimburse them for the cost to clean up a southern California site where they had dumped toxic sludge during World War Two. …

Buffett’s Hathaway Compensation Rises to $485,606

Warren Buffett’s compensation from Berkshire Hathaway Inc. rose 15 percent last year to $485,606, although the billionaire’s salary remained $100,000. The increase came in “other compensation,” which includes company-paid costs for Buffett’s personal and home security. As usual, Buffett reimbursed …

Wyoming Bills Propose to Help Wrongfully Convicted

Wyoming lawmakers are considering two bills aimed at helping people wrongfully convicted of crimes. The House gave initial backing to both measures Monday. Senate File 28 would create another way for felons to seek a new trial if new evidence …

Alaska Legislation Addresses Wrongful Convictions, Compensation

A Fairbanks, Alaska, lawmaker has introduced legislation aimed at preventing wrongful convictions and compensating those who are sent to prison but later exonerated. Democratic Rep. Scott Kawasaki says he wants the guilty to be imprisoned and for innocent people to …

Washington House OKs Compensation for Wrongful Convictions

The state House on Friday approved a measure that allows people who were wrongfully convicted to seek compensation from the state for the years they lost behind bars. The measure passed on a 95-2 vote Friday night and now heads …