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N.J. Judge Clears Path for COVID-19 Business-Interruption Suit

A second judge has ruled that a policyholder’s COVID-19 business-interruption claim should proceed, marking an uncommon procedural win for business owners who have seen similar lawsuits dismissed by at least six other state and federal judges. Bergen County Superior Court …

5th Circuit Reasserts That Bad Faith Not Necessary to Win Interest Penalty Against Texas Insurers

A Houston plaintiff’s attorney defeated State Farm Lloyd’s for the fourth time on the same issue, this time coming away with a federal appellate court ruling that policyholders don’t have to prove that their insurer acted in bad faith in …

Federal Appeals Court Questions Asian-American Bias Claims Against Harvard

BOSTON — A federal appeals court on Wednesday appeared skeptical of arguments that Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants, a claim made in a closely-watched lawsuit challenging the use of race as a factor in U.S. college admissions. Members of a …

Dunkin’ Donuts Parent Settles New York Cyberattack Lawsuit, is Fined

NEW YORK — The parent of Dunkin’ Donuts on Tuesday agreed to upgrade its security protocols and pay $650,000 in fines and costs to settle a lawsuit by New York’s attorney general claiming it ignored cyberattacks that compromised the online …

United Sued for Packing NFL Charters With Young, Blond Crews

United Airlines Holdings Inc. packs its charter flights for sports teams with young, blond crews and bars older flight attendants from working the plum routes, according to a new lawsuit. In so doing, the airline bases the value of workers …

West Virginia Hospital Settles Whistleblower Suit For $50M

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A financially strapped West Virginia hospital has agreed to pay the federal government $50 million to resolve claims that it improperly issued payments and kickbacks to physicians under the direction of management, the U.S. Justice Department announced …

Feds Want Deal With North Dakota Over Pipeline Protest Costs

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending that the federal government negotiate a settlement with North Dakota for more than $38 million that the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. In a letter …

McDonald’s Faces Discrimination Suit by Black Franchisees

McDonald’s Corp. is the subject of a lawsuit by more than 50 Black former franchisees in the U.S. who say they were driven out of business after being pushed by the company to set up shop in crime-ridden areas and …

Sarah Palin Can Sue New York Times For Defamation – Court Ruling

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Friday rejected the New York Times’ bid to dismiss Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit over a 2017 editorial she said falsely linked her to a mass shooting. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan …

Competitor’s Lawsuit Accuses Ocean Casino of Poaching Execs, Trade Secrets

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Atlantic City’s top casino is accusing a rival of poaching a half-dozen of its top marketing executives in an attempt to “cripple” it by using secret details about its best and most profitable customers. In a …