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Insurance Litigation Report Shows Business Liability, Business Interruption Cases Were up in 2023

There was an increase in cases involving business liability, business interruption and non-hurricane homeowners policies in 2023 amid an overall drop in insurance cases in 2023, a new report shows. A report from Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, examines insurance …

Report: Attorney Representation Rates, Liability Litigation Rates Rising

Litigation conditions in the industry continue to evolve with representation rates, litigation rates and litigation costs increasing, according to a new report from Sedgwick. The report portrays a challenging and evolving legal landscape in 2024. Among the key findings in …

Rules Aimed at Contaminated Groundwater Drive Calif. Farmers and Residents to Court

Near fields awash with strawberries and greens, Ileana Miranda and her family pay $72 a month to get water piped into their home in a rural California community __ and that`s before they consume a drop. They pay to bring …

Climate Activists, Companies Lawyer Up for Courtroom Battles

As global temperatures and emissions climb, people are increasingly turning to courtrooms to challenge fossil fuel companies’ activities, leading to wins on issues like “climate-washing” but also backlash as companies file countersuits. In the last five years, the number of …

Florida Judge Slams Universal for ‘Stonewalling,’ Demands Answers from Company

Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Co. officials are discounting the significance of recent Florida judges’ rulings that have slammed the company for violating court orders, have forced Universal to default on lawsuits, have referred a Universal lawyer for disciplinary action, …

Some Companies Alter Diversity Policies After Conservatives’ Lawsuit Threat

At least six major U.S. companies including JPMorgan Chase have modified policies meant to boost racial and ethnic representation that conservative groups threatened to sue over, a Reuters review of corporate statements has found. The companies are among 25 that …

Hair Relaxer Claims Against L’Oreal, Revlon Can Proceed -U.S. Judge

A federal judge on Monday allowed the majority of claims to move forward in sprawling litigation that claims chemical hair relaxer products made by L’Oreal USA, Revlon and others cause cancer and other injuries. Illinois-based U.S. District Judge Mary Rowland …

Appeals Court Blocks California Warning Labels for Glyphosate Weedkillers

A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday said California cannot require businesses to warn consumers about the potential dangers of glyphosate, an ingredient in Roundup weedkiller that has been linked to cancer. Upholding a permanent injunction, the 9th U.S. Circuit …

Bayer Investor Calls for Rethink After Latest Glyphosate Defeat

Bayer investor Union Investment said on Wednesday the German group should reconsider its litigation strategy for glyphosate after it lost a trial over the weed killer’s alleged carcinogenic effects for a third time in a row. A California jury on …

Families Blame Faulty Vehicle for Ship Fire That Killed Two New Jersey Firefighters

The families of two New Jersey firefighters who were killed battling a July blaze inside a cargo ship said Friday a malfunctioning vehicle being used to load cargo onto the ship caused the fire. Relatives of Newark firefighters Captains Augusto …