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Md. Court Finds Tyson Foods Liable in Farm Worker’s Lung Disease Claim

Tyson Foods is known for its chickens, but the company says all of its poultry is raised by independent farmers. A decision by a Maryland appellate court last week calls that independence into question. The Court of Special Appeals ruled …

Shipbroker Pays Price for Failure to Put it in Writing

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has emphasized the potentially costly consequences of a failure on the part of shipping intermediaries to confirm in writing any initiatives performed on behalf of their principals. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, …

Council Vote Ending Houston Red Light Camera Fight

The dispute over Houston’s red light traffic cameras appears to be nearing an end with the city council overwhelmingly agreeing to pay the camera vendor at least $4.8 million if it removes the cameras and drops a lawsuit. The council …

Zurich Wins West Virginia Agencies Workers’ Comp Contract

West Virginia state agencies will have a new workers’ compensation insurance provider beginning next month. Zurich Insurance Co. submitted the winning bid of $19 million for the one-year contract. Zurich will replace BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Co. Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael …

Facebook Claims ‘Smoking Gun’ in New York Man’s Lawsuit

Attorneys for Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, say they’ve found “smoking gun” evidence on a New York man’s computer proving he made up his claim that a contract he signed with Zuckerberg in 2003 makes him part owner of …

Army Corps Issues Storm Contract in Louisiana

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $8.3 million contract to Louisiana-based Cajun Constructors to build a closure structure at the Union Pacific Railroad Crossing in St. Charles Parish. The approximately nine-month contract calls for installing a new …

California Lawsuit Underscores Power of a Tweet

When Adorian Deck was home sick from high school, he entertained himself like countless other teenagers have in recent years: He started a Twitter account. Unlike other teenagers, Deck’s account became a sensation. Deck, under the handle (at)OMGFacts, tweeted random …