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U.S. Military Members Suing 3M Seek Dismissal of Subsidiary’s Bankruptcy

Current and former U.S. military members suing 3M over allegedly defective military earplugs have asked a U.S. judge to dismiss 3M subsidiary Aearo Technologies‘ bankruptcy, accusing the company of using bankruptcy to shield itself from litigation, which has grown into …

New Hampshire Still Challenged by Youth Center Abuse Scandal

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Six years have passed since David Meehan told police he was brutally beaten and raped as a child at New Hampshire’s youth detention center. It’s been three years since he sued the state and almost two …

A Class-Action Wave Is Coming for ESG Claims

Lawyers are bracing for an increase in ESG-related cases as corporate disclosure requirements stiffen around the world. A survey by the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright found that 28% of more than 430 general counsel and in-house litigation leaders said …

School Lawsuits over Social Media Harm Face Tough Legal Road

SEATTLE (AP) — Like the tobacco, oil, gun, opioid and vaping industries before them, the big U.S. social media companies are now facing lawsuits brought by public entities that seek to hold them accountable for a huge societal problem — …

Boy Scouts, Catholic Dioceses Find Haven from Sex Abuse Suits in Bankruptcy

Lawmakers around the United States have tried to grant justice to victims of decades-old incidents of child sexual abuse by giving them extra time to file lawsuits. Now some of the defendants in these cases, including church and youth organizations, …

3M Will Stop Producing ‘Forever Chemical’ PFAS by End of 2025

3M Co., confronting regulatory pressure and lawsuits that threaten billions of dollars in damages, will stop making so-called forever chemicals and aim to discontinue their use in products by the end of 2025. The announcement marks a historic break with …

NY Jury Convicts Lawyer, Doctor in $31M Trip-and-Fall Scheme

A New York attorney and surgeon were convicted by a Manhattan jury of six counts of fraud for participation in an illegal scheme that included false insurance claims and unnecessary surgeries for alleged injuries from staged trips and falls, a …

Ohio Court Rejects Caps on Damages in Some Child Rape Cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman repeatedly raped as a child is eligible for millions of dollars in additional compensation because a state cap on pain-and-suffering awards is unconstitutional as applied to cases like hers, a divided Ohio Supreme Court …

Juul Agrees to Pay $1.2 Billion in Youth-Vaping Settlement

Juul Labs Inc. has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to resolve about 10,000 lawsuits targeting the e-cigarette maker as a major cause of a US youth-vaping epidemic, according to people familiar with the matter. The accord, which hasn’t yet been …

Judge Dismisses 1,000 Shingles Vaccine Claims Against Merck for Lack of Evidence

After four years of multidistrict litigation, a federal judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed 1,189 lawsuits claiming the Zostavax shingles vaccine by drugmaker Merck did not do what it was supposed to do and instead caused them to suffer from shingles …