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Lawsuit: Negligence Caused Legionnaires’ Outbreak at Hotel

ATLANTA — A lawsuit filed Monday alleges “negligence in the operation and maintenance of the water systems” caused a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a downtown Atlanta hotel that killed one person and potentially sickened dozens. State and county health officials …

Bayer Mediator Dismisses Report of $8 Billion Roundup Settlement

NEW YORK/FRANKFURT — Bayer AG has not offered to pay billions of dollars to settle claims in the United States related to the Roundup herbicide, mediator Ken Feinberg said, dismissing a report to that effect which drove its shares as …

Bayer Is Said to Seek $8 Billion Roundup Cancer-Claim Deal

Bayer AG is proposing to pay as much as $8 billion to settle more than 18,000 U.S. lawsuits alleging its Roundup herbicide causes cancer, according to people familiar with the negotiations. An agreement, which could take months to work out, …

Apple Sued Over Siri’s Unauthorized Recording of Users

Apple Inc. was sued over claims that the privacy of Siri users was violated when human reviewers listened to customer recordings. The lawsuit was filed as a class action Wednesday, just days after Apple said it would pause its program …

Facebook Must Face Lawsuit Over Facial Recognition

Facebook Inc. failed to undo a ruling that allows millions of its users to band together in a lawsuit accusing the social network of gathering and storing biometric data without consent, potentially exposing the company to billions of dollars in …

N.J. Couple Spooked by ‘Watcher’ Sell $1.4 Million Home at Loss

The New Jersey family plagued by a stalker’s spooky letters mailed to their $1.4 million dream home in Westfield has sold the six-bedroom property at a loss. The “Watcher” house, at the center of an unsolved criminal investigation in one …

Lampert Loses Ruling Tied to $718 Million Claim on Old Sears

Eddie Lampert suffered a setback in federal court this week when a judge effectively ruled that some of his claims against the bankrupt estate of Sears Holdings Corp. have so little priority that they are likely worth a fraction of …

University of California Sues Retailers Over LED Bulbs

The University of California is looking to halt imports of vintage-style LED light bulbs that are sold at five of the nation’s biggest retailers, including Walmart Inc., Target Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. The University of California Santa Barbara says the …

J&J Would Rather Fight a Cancer-Warning Lawsuit on Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson wants its day in court to fight a lawsuit intended to force it to put a cancer warning on the company’s Baby Powder. So, it’s urging a judge not to let a law firm that’s been arguing …

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 …