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Giuffre’s Prince Andrew Suit Goes Ahead Despite Epstein Deal

NEW YORK (AP) –A judge has–for now–refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Britain’s Prince Andrew by an American woman who says he sexually abused her when she was 17. Stressing Wednesday that he wasn’t ruling on the truth of the …

5th Circuit: Insurer Has Duty to Defend Lawsuit Over Leaky Roof Despite Policy Exclusion

Siplast Inc., a Dallas-area manufacturer of roof membranes, purchased a liability policy that excluded coverage for any damages to its own work or products. That doesn’t mean the insurer has no duty defend its policyholder against a lawsuit that alleges …

California Court Rejects Motiva Insurance Claim Stemming From 2017 Refinery Fire

A California state appeals court on Monday denied Motiva Enterprises’ request for insurance coverage for a settlement with workers injured in a 2017 fire at its 607,000-barrel-per-day Port Arthur, Texas refinery. In a decision on Monday, a panel of the …

Texas Insurers Sue ERCOT, Power Generators Over Damages From Deep Freeze

A lawsuit filed by 131 insurance companies alleges that negligence by the organization that operates Texas’ electrical grid and power companies caused electricity outages during the deep freeze last February that burst pipes and shut down power across the state …

Teva Fueled Opioid Addiction in New York, Jury Finds

NEW YORK–Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd fueled opioid addiction in New York state, a jury found on Thursday, a setback for a company still facing thousands of other opioid-related lawsuits around the United States. The verdict, which followed a nearly six-month …

Prince Andrew: Accuser Cannot Sue Because She Isn’t in US

NEW YORK (AP)–A lawsuit by an American who claims Prince Andrew sexually abused her when she was 17 might have to be thrown out because she no longer lives in the U.S., lawyers for the Prince said in a court …

Federal Judge Dismisses Claims That Linkedin Overcharged Advertisers

A US judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing Microsoft Corp’s LinkedIn of inflating the number of people who watched video ads so the networking platform could overcharge hundreds of thousands of advertisers. In a decision on Monday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan …

Family Sues Oil Company Over Fatal Louisiana Tank Explosion

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)–Relatives of a 14-year-old girl who died when an oil storage tank exploded in February have sued the company that operated the tank. The suit against Urban Oil & Gas Group and its insurer was filed Wednesday …

$475M Settlement Proposed in Longest-Running US Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP)–A New Orleans-based oil company has agreed to turn over a $432 million cleanup trust fund and pay an additional $43 million to settle a federal lawsuit over cleaning up abandoned wells leaking since 2004, federal prosecutors said …

Florida District to Pay $26 Million to Shooting Victims

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)–The Broward County, Florida, school district will pay more than $26 million to the families of 17 people killed and some of those injured in the 2018 Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Board …