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Unions Sue 3 Nevada Casinos, Claiming Dangerous Working Conditions

Unions representing 60,000 hospitality workers in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada, are suing three casino properties based on allegations of dangerous working conditions. The Culinary Workers Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165 filed the lawsuit on Monday against Harrah’s …

Minor League Baseball Teams Sue Insurers for Pandemic Business Losses

Fifteen U.S. minor league baseball teams on Tuesday sued several insurers for not paying out claims for business interruption losses after the cancellation of “much or all” of the league’s season as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to …

J&J Loses Bid to Overturn Baby Powder Verdict, but Damages Cut to $2.1 B

A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday rejected Johnson & Johnson’s bid to throw out a jury verdict in favor of women who blamed their ovarian cancer on its baby powder and other talc products, but reduced its damages award to …

Fashion Company Sues to Close Fifth Avenue Boutique, Blames Pandemic

NEW YORK — Italian fashion company Valentino SpA has sued the landlord of its American flagship store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, seeking to void its lease because the coronavirus pandemic has made keeping the store open impossible. In a complaint …

Lawsuit: 150 Cannery Workers Forced Into Hotel Quarantine Without Pay

LOS ANGELES — About 150 seasonal workers hired by a salmon cannery in Alaska are being forced to quarantine without pay at a hotel in Los Angeles after three of them tested positive for the coronavirus, a lawsuit claims. The …

Amazon is Sued Over Warehouses After New York Worker Brings Coronavirus Home, Cousin Dies

NEW YORK — Amazon.com Inc has been sued for allegedly fostering the spread of the coronavirus by mandating unsafe working conditions, causing at least one employee to contract COVID-19, bring it home, and see her cousin die. The complaint was …

Ryanair Must Face U.S. Shareholder Lawsuit Over Unionization Comments

NEW YORK — Ryanair Holdings Plc and Chief Executive Michael O’Leary failed to persuade a U.S. judge to dismiss a securities fraud lawsuit accusing Europe’s largest budget airline of defrauding them by downplaying its willingness to recognize labor unions. While …

COVID-19 Lawsuit Takes on McDonald’s Like it Was a Rowdy Bar

May 26 — As U.S. businesses reopen, worried workers and their advocates are borrowing a legal strategy commonly used to shut down rowdy topless bars to try and force employers to strengthen protection against further spread of the coronavirus. Workers …

French Court Orders Insurer AXA to Pay Restaurant’s COVID-19 Losses

PARIS — A Paris commercial court ruled that insurer AXA must pay a restaurant owner two months’ worth of coronavirus-related revenue losses, the restaurateur’s lawyer said on Friday, possibly opening the door to a wave of similar litigation. AXA said …

Employee Sues Utah Company After Contracting COVID-19

SALT LAKE CITY — A woman who contracted the coronavirus in Utah has sued her employer arguing the American Fork-based company did not take proper precautions to protect its employees against COVID-19. Juana Victoria Flores filed the lawsuit Wednesday against …