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Law Firms Tracking Wave of COVID-19 Employee v. Employer Litigation

A pandemic is no time to play favorites at the workplace, skimp on personal protective equipment or get too stingy with requests for time off. Since the beginning of the year, 300 employee vs. employer lawsuits related to the COVID-19 …

Chubb Urges U.S. and Insurers to Team Up for Future Pandemic Costs

Chubb Ltd. proposed that insurers and the U.S. government work together to cover future business-interruption losses from pandemics, as the industry faces a flurry of lawsuits over costs related to coronavirus-related shutdowns. Chubb, the large global insurer led by Evan …

COVID-19 Immunity Proposal Flounders in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Just a few weeks ago, Tennessee looked like a sure bet to become the latest state to protect businesses and other organizations from lawsuits by people impacted by the coronavirus in the push to reopen the economy. …

Georgia Lawmakers: Block COVID-19 Lawsuits Against Business

ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers want to protect businesses and other from being sued if someone blames them for contracting COVID-19, but House members voted Friday for less-extensive protections than the business community sought. House members voted 104-56 to approve Senate …

Bayer Bets on Science in Bid to Prevent Future Roundup Lawsuits

Seeking to forestall further claims, Bayer AG is taking a risky bet that an independent scientific review will ultimately show that its widely used weed killer Roundup does not cause cancer, legal experts said. The company on Wednesday agreed to …

Jeffrey Epstein Victims Fund Opens After Months of Wrangling

Women who accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexually assaulting them as teenagers can begin filing claims and collecting compensation from his estate, valued at more than $600 million. The compensation fund has opened after months of back-and-forth between the estate and …

Federal Court Blocks California Cancer Label on Bayer’s Roundup Weed Killer

A federal court on Monday blocked California from requiring that Bayer AG label its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup with a cancer warning, handing the company a victory in its ongoing litigation over the product. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge …

Sign Here First: U.S. Salons, Gyms, Offices Require Coronavirus Waivers

As U.S. businesses reopen after weeks of pandemic lockdowns, many have been posting coronavirus disclaimers or requiring employees and patrons to sign waivers before entering. From hair salons and recreation centers to stock exchanges and wedding photographers, the notices have …

Big Oil Loses Appeal, Climate Suits Go to California Courts

LOS ANGELES — Big Oil lost a pair of court battles Tuesday that could lead to trials in lawsuits by California cities and counties seeking damages for the impact of climate change. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected …

Australia Targets Litigation Funders In Class Action Clampdown

The Australian government is tightening regulatory scrutiny of wealthy litigation funders, clamping down on the industry following a surge in costly class action lawsuits. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Friday that litigation funders will be required to hold an Australian …