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Radio Group Sued for Playing Songs Thousands of Times Without Paying

Global Music Rights, a group that represents artists such as Drake and Bruce Springsteen, is suing radio-station owner Entravision Communications Corp. for allegedly playing its songs without paying songwriters. Entravision has played more than 130 of Global Music Rights’ songs …

VW Drivers May Struggle to Win Damages as Court Queries Losses

The 470,000 diesel-car owners who signed up for a case against Volkswagen AG may face an uphill struggle after a German court questioned whether they really lost anything because of the emission-cheating software in their automobiles. Drivers have been able …

J&J to Pay $37.2 Million to Group Blaming Powder for Cancers

Johnson & Johnson must pay at least $37.2 million to four consumers who blamed asbestos-tainted talc for their cancers in the company’s latest loss in nationwide litigation over its iconic baby powder. A jury in J&J’s hometown of New Brunswick, …

J&J Shares Rise as Oklahoma Opioid Award Less Than Expected

Johnson & Johnson shares rose as much as 5.4% after an Oklahoma judge ordered the company to pay far less than some investors expected in the first trial by a state seeking compensation for the public-health crisis spawned by opioid …

PG&E Tumbles on Risk of Up to $18 Billion in Fire-Lawsuit Costs

PG&E Corp. shares plunged Monday after a judge ruled that a jury can determine whether it should pay as much as $18 billion in damages to wildfire victims. The California utility giant fell as much 28%, to $10.22, at 9:35 …

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. …

Broker not Liable for Late Notice that Cost Client $1.34 Million

An Illinois construction company that waited six years to inform its excess insurer that it had been sued cannot expect coverage from that carrier, and it can’t go after the insurance brokerage that sold it the policy either, a federal …

ViewPoint: Why Artificial Intelligence is Critical to True Claims Automation

Once thought of as highly traditional and reluctant to change, insurers today are rethinking everything. The rise of digital-first carriers, with an ethos borrowed from their ecommerce and ebanking cousins, has generated an intense interest from incumbent carriers to focus …

Author Says Lawyers, not Plaintiffs, the Real Winners in Class-Action Suits

Brooke Melton died on her 29th birthday. Her Chevy randomly shut off in the middle of the highway a little before 8 p.m., and she crashed into a creek in Atlanta. A couple hours later, her parents were notified by …

Boeing Offers $100 Million to Families of 737 Max Crash Victims

Boeing Co. said it would offer $100 million to support the families of victims and others affected by the recent crashes of its 737 Max jetliner, which killed 346 people and have led to scores of lawsuits. The money will …