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Bankruptcy Judge OKs Weinstein Co. Plan Paying $17M for Sex Abuse Claims

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Monday approved The Weinstein Co’s liquidation plan, which sets aside $17 million for women who accused co-founder Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Judge Mary Walrath in Wilmington, Delaware announced her ruling at the conclusion …

U.S. Supreme Court Wrestles With Dispute Over Baltimore Climate Suit

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday grappled with a dispute that one justice called a “close call” over a lawsuit filed by the city of Baltimore against energy companies seeking monetary damages due to the impact of global …

Lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of Man Injured In Moped Crash

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Guardians of a Rhode Island moped driver who was sent into a coma with a head injury after he crashed while being followed closely by a Providence police cruiser filed a federal lawsuit on his behalf …

British Airways Faces Biggest Class-Action Suit Over Data Breach

British Airways Plc faces the largest privacy class-action lawsuit in U.K. history over its 2018 customer data breach. More than 16,000 victims have now joined a case seeking compensation from the airline. They could claim 2,000 pounds ($2,724) each, according …

Regulators Get Plan for Undoing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The developers of the now-canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline have laid out plans for how they want to go about unwinding the work that was done for the multistate natural gas project and restoring disturbed land. In …

When $2 Trillion Falls Short, Next 2020 May Be Uninsurable

There aren’t many contexts where $2 trillion seems like a paltry sum. Then a pandemic comes along. The economic fallout from Covid-19 has left insurers issuing existential warnings and businesses discovering they weren’t covered. It’s resulted in courts packed with …

COVID Exposing Small Businesses to ‘Staggering’ Number of Employment Lawsuits

A disproportionate share of employment lawsuits related to COVID-19 have been filed against small businesses, reversing the usual trend of the deepest pockets attracting the most litigation. The Fisher Phillips law firm discovered when it updated its COVID-19 employment law …

Parents Say Employers Are Illegally Firing Them During Pandemic

Parents who’ve lost their jobs during the pandemic are driving a surge of litigation, alleging their employers discriminated against them for taking care of their kids when schools closed. Since March, working parents have filed at least 40 lawsuits accusing …

Bayer Makes ‘Substantial Progress’ in Roundup Cancer Lawsuits, Mediator Says

A court-appointed mediator on Monday said Bayer AG has made “substantial progress” toward resolving tens of thousands of remaining claims that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer. The mediator Kenneth Feinberg spoke at a Zoom hearing in San Francisco federal court, …

Apple Must Face Shareholder Lawsuit Over CEO Cook’s China Sales Comments

Apple Inc has been ordered to face a proposed class-action lawsuit by shareholders who accused Chief Executive Tim Cook of concealing falling demand for iPhones in China, resulting in billions of dollars of investor losses. In a decision on Wednesday, …