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New Mexico to Join Nationwide Opioid Settlement With Drug Distributors

New Mexico has agreed to join a proposed nationwide settlement worth up to $21 billion resolving claims that the three largest U.S. drug distributors fueled a deadly opioid epidemic, the state’s attorney general said on Tuesday. The state was one …

Medicaid Recovery Case Before Supreme Court May Drive Up Settlement Costs

A case to be argued before the United States Supreme Court next month could drive up the amount plaintiffs demand from insurers by allowing state Medicaid systems to recoup a larger a share of any judgment or settlement. The Florida …

Summer Lawsuit Trial Seen in Deadly Florida Condo Collapse

A summer trial is likely for lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages from the collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium that killed 98 people, a judge said Wednesday. The time frame for a trial to begin would be July …

With Sponges and Petitions, Climate Activists Take on Insurers

FRANKFURT — A prominent activist is calling on insurers like Swiss Re to explore suing major oil companies for climate-related damages, the latest volley in a years-long campaign that pits environmentalists against the insurance industry. The tactic urged by The …

Philips Investigates Number of Complaints in FDA Ventilator Report

AMSTERDAM — Dutch medical equipment maker Philips on Wednesday said U.S. regulators might have overestimated the number of safety issues raised by customers related to its recall of ventilators in which a potentially hazardous foam was used. The U.S. Food …

Judge OKs Boeing Agreement to Settle Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX Crash Claims

A U.S. judge on Monday approved Boeing Co’s agreement to acknowledge liability for compensatory damages in lawsuits filed by families of the 157 people killed in the 2019 Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash. As a result of the agreement filed …

After Deadly Travis Scott Concert Crush, a Fight Over Who’s to Blame

Live Nation Entertainment Inc. is being targeted by more than a dozen lawsuits over the deadly crush of concertgoers at the promoter’s Astroworld Festival in Houston last week, but at least one expert says it may be too early to …

Probes Launched, Lawsuit Filed in Houston Rap Festival Stampede

HOUSTON — At least two investigations and one civil lawsuit were underway on Sunday into the deadly stampede during rap star Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival that killed at least eight people and injured dozens in Houston. Two of the …

Chemours Shareholder Suit Over DuPont Spinoff Liabilities Dismissed

A Delaware judge dismissed a suit by Chemours Co. shareholders alleging directors misled them about the company’s financial health and legal liabilities when it was spun off from a predecessor of DuPont de Nemours Inc. Chemours shareholders can’t show misleading …

Some in Wisconsin Seek State Standards For Forever Chemicals

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Wisconsin residents affected by PFAS contamination say the Biden administration’s recently announced strategy to address harmful forever chemicals doesn’t go far enough and highlights the need for state standards. But industry officials argue state regulators should …