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Jury Finds in Favor of Insurer in COVID-19 Business-Interruption Claim

A Kansas City jury decided in favor of the insurer in the nation’s first jury trail of a lawsuit that sought coverage for business-interruption losses caused by the coronavirus. The jury for the U.S. District Court for Western Missouri on …

Twitter Seeks to Settle 2016 Class Action Lawsuit For $800M

Twitter Inc said on Monday it would pay $809.5 million to settle a shareholder class action lawsuit accusing the social media company of deceiving investors about how often people used its platform. The settlement resolved a case that had been …

Federal Tort Claims Act Subrogation

The federal government is everywhere. It employs nearly 9.1 million workers, which is nearly 6% of total U.S. workforce. This includes nearly 2.1 million federal employees, 4.1 million contract employees, 1.2 million grant employees, 1.3 million active duty military personnel, …

11th Circuit Refuses to Open ‘Loophole’ for Cruise Line Lawsuits

A plaintiff’s attorney cannot avoid a showdown with a cruise line at the federal courthouse in Miami simply by pleading the case as an action that does not require the court’s jurisdiction under admiralty law, a federal appellate court ruled …

Woman Sues Uber for $1M, Alleging Sexual Assault by Driver

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Hillsboro woman is seeking more than $1 million from the ride-hailing company Uber, alleging she was sexually assaulted by one of the company’s drivers in 2018. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the woman filed a lawsuit against Uber …

Boeing Settles More Than Half of Lion Air Crash Lawsuits – Lawyer

CHICAGO — Boeing Co has settled more than half of some 118 claims related to the fatal crash of a Lion Air flight on a 737 MAX aircraft in October 2018, attorney Dan Webb said at a court hearing on …

Kansas Patients Can Now Win Big in Doctor Malpractice Suits

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Brenda Lundeen went in for routine surgery to relieve heavy periods. What the Overland Park mom and grade school teacher got was a nightmare, as a medical mistake caused 194-degree water to pour through a hole …

Jury to Decide If Carrier Risked Trial Because It Had Nothing Left to Lose

A federal judge in Rhode Island has cleared the way for a trial to decide whether Columbia Casualty Insurance, in bad faith, put its own interest over its policyholder’s by gambling on a trial instead of settling a claim that …

Tennessee Cemetery Found Mostly to Blame for Mishandled Bodies

A jury on Monday found a Tennessee cemetery mostly responsible for failing to meet obligations to families whose loved ones’ bodies were mishandled, but hasn’t yet determined how much it should pay relatives. With Monday’s ruling, the jury found several …

Why Avoiding a Jury Trial is the Best Defense

Because juries can be unpredictable, awarding large sums even in conservative jurisdictions, jury trials should be considered as a last resort, according to Nicole Whyte, founding partner at Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara. Whyte sat down with Claims Journal, during …