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Sex Abuse Lawsuits at 400 and Counting as New York Law Takes Effect

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began …

Edison to Face First Trial Over Woolsey Wildfire Claim in April

The first trial to determine if Edison International’s Southern California utility is liable for damages from the Woolsey wildfire that tore through Malibu last year will begin on April 27, a judge said. California Superior Court Judge William Highberger set …

Victims of Child Abuse Expected to Launch Wave of Lawsuits in New York

NEW YORK — More than a thousand people are expected to file civil lawsuits in New York courts beginning today over sexual abuse they say they suffered as children during a special one-year window for state suits over decades-old allegations. …

Bayer Mediator Dismisses Report of $8 Billion Roundup Settlement

NEW YORK/FRANKFURT — Bayer AG has not offered to pay billions of dollars to settle claims in the United States related to the Roundup herbicide, mediator Ken Feinberg said, dismissing a report to that effect which drove its shares as …

Facebook Must Face Lawsuit Over Facial Recognition

Facebook Inc. failed to undo a ruling that allows millions of its users to band together in a lawsuit accusing the social network of gathering and storing biometric data without consent, potentially exposing the company to billions of dollars in …

University of California Sues Retailers Over LED Bulbs

The University of California is looking to halt imports of vintage-style LED light bulbs that are sold at five of the nation’s biggest retailers, including Walmart Inc., Target Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. The University of California Santa Barbara says the …

Business News: Clara Analytics, Legion Claims Solutions, Duck Creek Technologies

Clara Analytics Hires CEO Clara Analytics, a data analytics provider to the commercial insurance industry, has appointed Gary Hagmueller as chief executive officer as the founder of the company steps down from the helm to take over the role of …

Bayer CEO Opens Door to Roundup Settlement as Lawsuits Swell

Bayer AG Chief Executive Officer Werner Baumann said he’d consider a “financially reasonable” settlement of litigation over the weedkiller Roundup as the caseload swells and the company’s shares slump anew. The number of lawsuits from people in the U.S. who …

Father Whose Family Died in Ethiopian Plane Crash to Brief Congress

NAIROBI — Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week, Paul Njoroge spent a desolate weekend packing away toys his children would never play with again. …

Court: Man’s Legal Crusade Against TGI Fridays Can Proceed

It’s not yet last call for a New Jersey man’s lawsuit claiming TGI Fridays broke consumer fraud laws by not publishing drink prices. A state appeals court ruled Thursday that a lower court erred when it denied class action status …