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Customers Videotaped at Spa in Kraft Case Sue Florida Authorities

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others …

GM Failed to Warn of Cadillac SUV Headlight Defect, Suit Claims

General Motors Co. failed to warn U.S. drivers of a Cadillac sport-utility vehicle about a defect that causes headlights to malfunction because moisture gets inside the glass, creating a safety hazard for more than 300,000 of the cars, according to …

Judge Orders Bayer to Pursue Talks in Roundup Cancer Litigation

A U.S. judge ordered Bayer AG to pursue mediation with plaintiffs claiming that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, asking the company to try to settle lawsuits that have wreaked havoc on its share price. More than 11,200 people have sued …

Amid Talc Safety Worries, J&J Aimed Ads at Minority, Overweight Women

LOS ANGELES — Pressure was mounting on Johnson & Johnson and its signature Baby Powder. In 2006, an arm of the World Health Organization began classifying cosmetic talc such as Baby Powder as “possibly carcinogenic” when women used it as …

Targeted Motel 6 Guests Owed Millions May Be Impossible to Find

Motel 6 agreed to pay almost $20 million to tens of thousands of former guests whose ” Latino-sounding names” were disclosed to federal agents targeting undocumented residents for deportation. The question is whether anyone will be able to find the …

Sorry, Laws Protecting Doctors Who Apologize Don’t Lessen Litigation

Laws intended to reduce malpractice litigation by protecting doctors who want to apologize don’t work, according to a new Vanderbilt analysis of proprietary insurance data. It turns out people sue for money and an apology doesn’t change that reality. In …

Sackler Family Asks Judge to Toss Massachusetts Opioid Suit

The billionaire family that owns Purdue Pharma LP says Massachusetts officials can’t prove that it or other directors masterminded the alleged illegal marketing of the company’s OxyContin painkiller. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s lawsuit, seeking to hold the Sacklers and …

2nd Circuit Uphold’s Defeat of Harassment Suit Against Gay Dating App

A U.S. federal appeals court refused to hold Grindr liable to a New York man who said his former boyfriend used the gay dating app to post fake profiles, in a harassment campaign that caused more than 1,000 men to …

N.Y. Accuses Opioid Maker Purdue of Illegal Fund Transfers to Sacklers

Purdue Pharma LP fraudulently transferred funds to members of the wealthy Sackler family who control the OxyContin maker despite knowing it faced major liabilities that had made it already insolvent, New York’s attorney general alleged on Thursday. New York Attorney …

Boeing Sued by Passenger Killed in Ethiopian Airlines Crash

Boeing Co. was sued on behalf of a passenger killed in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight over claims that its 737 Max 8 isn’t safely designed, deepening the legal and political woes the planemaker faces. The Chicago-based company …