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Walmart, Major Pharmacy Chains Fueled Opioid Crisis, Jury Finds

A Cleveland jury concluded Walmart Inc., CVS Health Corp. and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. helped create a public-health crisis by failing to properly monitor opioid prescriptions, the drug industry’s latest loss in the expanding litigation over the painkillers. The federal-court …

Insurers For High Crime Areas on Notice After Georgia Court Affirms $43M Verdict

A Georgia appeals court has upheld a $43 million premises liability verdict against the CVS Pharmacy chain, ruling that the company failed to take security measures to prevent the shooting of a patron in 2012. The case is the latest …

Jury Awards $42 Million to Rapid City Woman Injured at Work

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Pennington County jury has awarded $42 million to a Rapid City woman after she was denied medical benefits from her previous employer and the employer’s insurance company. United Parcel Service and Liberty Mutual were …

Chicago May Pay $1M to Estate of Man Killed in Burglary Try

CHICAGO (AP) — What started with three unarmed men attempting to burglarize a Southwest Side electronics store one night in April 2012 ended in a hail of gunfire from Chicago police officers as the friends tried to flee the scene …

11th Circuit Affirms Condo Tower Hurricane Damage Award That Disappointed Both Sides

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a jury verdict that found an insurer liable for $2.6 million in damages to a Miami condominium tower caused by Hurricane Irma, rejecting arguments made in appeals filed by parties on both sides …

Court Overturns Gay Bias Verdict Against Ex-Iowa Governor

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Overturning a landmark $1.5 million jury verdict, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that former Gov. Terry Branstad did not illegally discriminate or retaliate against a gay state official. The court found a lack of …

N.H. Supreme Finds ‘Special Relationship,’ Affirms Jury Award Against Insurance Agency

A split decision by the New Hampshire Supreme Court released Friday offers a lesson to insurance agents about the importance of checklists. Three justices overruled two dissenters to affirm a Superior Court jury’s verdict that Foy Insurance Group was negligent …

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, …

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 …

Judge Cuts $2 Billion Verdict Against Bayer in Roundup Case to $86 Million

A California judge on Thursday reduced a $2 billion jury verdict, slashing the award for a couple who blamed Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup for their cancer to $86.7 million. Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith of the California Superior …