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Compensation for Injured Passengers on Singapore Airlines Could Vary Dramatically

Passengers injured by severe turbulence on a Singapore Airlines flight on Tuesday are likely eligible for compensation, but the amount each receives could differ dramatically even for identical injuries due to an international treaty. One passenger died and the airline …

Study Shows Longer Freight Trains Have Higher Risk of Derailment

The longer the freight train, the greater the risk of derailment, new research from the Society for Risk Analysis shows. The study draws on the example of the February 2023, East Palestine, Ohio derailment, in which 38 cars from a …

Boeing at Risk of Prosecution for Breaking Deal Over Crashes

Boeing Co. faces possible criminal prosecution after the US Justice Department found the company violated a deferred-prosecution agreement tied to two fatal crashes half a decade ago, intensifying the crisis engulfing the embattled US planemaker. The company breached the $2.5 …

New Report Shows Nuclear Verdicts Surged to $14.5B in 2023

Nuclear verdicts of at least $10 million reached a 15-year high in 2023, while 27 verdicts were “thermonuclear,” or more than $100 million, according to a new study by research firm Marathon Strategies. The report, “Corporate Verdicts Go Thermonuclear,” found …

Florida ‘Butt Lift’ Surgery Clinic Linked to 15 Drug-Resistant Bacteria Infections

Florida and federal health officials have determined that 15 infections from a drug-resistant bacteria have been linked to a south Florida clinic that performed Brazilian “butt lift” surgeries in 2022 and 2023. “Multiple lapses in infection control and prevention were …

Philips Paying $1.1B to Resolve Lawsuits Over Breathing Machines That Expel Debris

Medical device maker Philips said it will pay $1.1 billion to settle hundreds of personal injury lawsuits in the U.S. over its defective sleep apnea machines, which have been subject to a massive global recall. The Dutch manufacturer did not …

‘Buffett Got it Wrong’ on California Fire Risk: PG&E CEO

Warren Buffett’s warning that wildfires have turned utilities across the western US into risky investments is mistaken — at least in California, according to the head of the state’s largest electricity provider. “Frankly, I think Buffett got it wrong in …

Ban on Worker Noncompetes Faces Uphill Legal Battle

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s ban on “noncompete” agreements commonly signed by workers is likely vulnerable to legal challenges, experts said, as some courts have grown increasingly skeptical of federal agencies’ power to adopt broad rules. The commission in unveiling …

Missouri House Backs Legal Shield for Weedkiller Maker Facing Cancer Lawsuits

The manufacturer of a popular weedkiller won support Wednesday from the Missouri House for a proposal that could shield it from costly lawsuits alleging it failed to warn customers its product could cause cancer. The House vote marked an important …

Farm Bureau Must Defend Insured in Deadly Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in Carolina

What started out as festive time at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair in 2019 ended with 96 people hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease. Four of them died. The tragedy in Fletcher, North Carolina, made national headlines. Multiple victims filed suit …