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Viewpoint: Prevention and Mitigation of Business Interruptions After Cyber Attacks

The modern security ecosystem is diverse and ever-changing, a place where cyber risk is top of mind for leaders at all levels, and threats to information / data security and privacy evolve at the speed of the technical innovations driving …

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 — …

Seattle Schools Sue Tech Giants over Social Media Harm

SEATTLE (AP) — The public school district in Seattle has filed a novel lawsuit against the tech giants behind TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat, seeking to hold them accountable for the mental health crisis among youth. Seattle Public Schools …

Ship Insurers to Cancel War Cover for Russia, Ukraine from Jan. 1

LONDON —Ship insurers said they are canceling war risk cover across Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, following an exit from the region by reinsurers in the face of steep losses. Reinsurers, who insure the insurers, typically renew their 12-month contracts with …

US Maritime Liability Rules Changed after 2019 Boat Fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal lawmakers have changed 19th-century maritime liability rules for accident victims and their families in response to the 2019 boat fire off the coast of Southern California that killed 34 people. The Small Passenger Vessel Liability …

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 …

No Uninsured Motorist Coverage for Horse-Drawn Buggy, Delaware Ct. Rules

Delaware courts have never before been asked whether a horse-drawn buggy is a motor vehicle. Now a state court has definitively ruled that a horse-drawn buggy is not a motor vehicle. “The plain meaning of ‘motor vehicle’ does not include …

Massachusetts Settles With Walmart Over Workers’ Compensation Drug Prices

Retail pharmacy Walmart has agreed to pay $500,000 to Massachusetts after allegedly failing to follow the state’s prescription pricing procedures designed to keep costs down in the workers’ compensation insurance system, Attorney General Maura Healey announced. As a result of …

Smithfield Foods to Pay $75M in Pork Price-Fixing Settlement

Smithfield Foods Inc has agreed to pay $75 million to settle a lawsuit by consumers who accused the meat producer and several competitors of conspiring to inflate prices in the $20 billion-a-year U.S. pork market by limiting supply. A preliminary …

Sheriff Must Pay $15M for Death of Florida Teen Outside Fair

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff has been ordered by a jury to pay $15 million to the parents of a teenager who died while trying to cross a highway after being kicked out of the state fair by …