lawsuits News

Insurers Rewrite Business Policies After Pandemic Legal Tussles

NEW YORK — U.S. insurers are strengthening language in policies that cover business losses to protect them from future claims related to the coronavirus pandemic or other widespread illnesses that disrupt operations, industry sources say. New policies and renewals now …

Boy Scouts Submit Reorganization Plan to Bankruptcy Court

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America submitted a bankruptcy reorganization plan Monday that envisions continued operations of its local troops and national adventure camps but leaves many unanswered questions about how it will resolve tens of thousands …

Big Tech’s Democratic Critics Discuss Ways to Strike Back With White House

WASHINGTON, Feb 17 — Congressional Democrats have begun discussions with the White House on ways to crack down on Big Tech including making social media companies accountable for the spread of disinformation on matters such as the U.S. Capitol riot …

Requirements, Exceptions, and Considerations of an Insurer’s Right to Examinations Under Oath

An insurer’s right to examine its insured under oath in connection with evaluating a claim submitted under the insurer’s policy is well established under the law. Over 130 years ago, the United States Supreme Court in Claflin v. Commonwealth Insurance …

New Protocols Aim to Streamline Discovery in COVID Business-Interruption Lawsuits

An organization that advocates for a more efficient U.S. justice system has released a set of protocols that aims to guide discovery and speed resolution of litigation arising from business-interruption claims related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Institute for the …

AI Is Becoming a New Weapon in the Battle Against Crop Pests

Artificial intelligence already is making strides in the development of new drugs, and now the pesticide industry wants in on the action. Switzerland’s Syngenta AG has teamed up with Insilico Medicine to use its deep-learning tools to produce sustainable weedkillers. …

McKinsey to Pay $573 Million to Settle Claims Over Opioid Crisis Role — Source

Consulting firm McKinsey & Co has agreed to pay at least $573 million to resolve claims by 40-plus U.S. states related to its role in the opioid epidemic and advice it gave to OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, according to a …

Bayer Reaches $2B Deal Over Future Roundup Cancer Claims

Bayer AG struck a $2 billion deal to resolve a class action of future claims relating to allegations that its widely used weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, the company and lawyers for U.S. consumers said on Wednesday. Bayer has been struggling …

COVID-19 Rulings – Mostly Insurer Wins – Moving to Appellate Courts

A wave of litigation over business-interruption losses caused by COVID-19 shutdown orders has started splashing into the appellate courts. Appeals of trial court decisions in at least 11 lawsuits have been filed so far, all but one of them by …

Mormon Church Sued for Alleged Role in Boy Scouts Sex Abuse

PHOENIX (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was hit with several lawsuits Monday for allegedly covering up decades of sexual abuse among Boy Scout troops in Arizona, marking the latest litigation before the state’s end-of-year deadline …