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New Campus Sexual Assault Rules Bolster Rights of Accused

The U.S. Education Department on Wednesday finalized campus sexual assault rules that bolster the rights of the accused, reduce legal liabilities for schools and colleges, and narrow the scope of cases schools will be required to investigate. The change announced …

Uber Reports 3,000 Sexual Assault Claims Last Year in Its Safety Review

Uber Technologies Inc. found more than 3,000 allegations of sexual assaults involving drivers or passengers on its platform in the U.S. last year, part of an extensive and long-awaited review in response to public safety concerns. The ride-hailing company released …

McDonald’s Moves to Clean Slate as Activist Pressure Intensifies

McDonald’s Corp., which just announced the departure of its star chief executive officer, is also losing its top human resources manager as the fast-food chain navigates pressure from politicians and activists. David Fairhurst, who carried the title of global chief …

J&J to Pay $117 Million in Nationwide Pact Over Vaginal Mesh

Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $117 million to settle 41 states’ claims that it misrepresented the risks of vaginal-mesh products used to bolster sagging organs and treat incontinence in women. A group of state attorneys general argued after an …

Cause of Deadly California Boat Fire Still A Mystery

LOS ANGELES — Investigators completed a two-week examination of the charred wreckage of a scuba diving boat and could not determine what ignited the fire that killed 34 people off the Southern California coast, a law enforcement official said Friday. …

Roy Moore Defamation Lawsuit Against Accusers is Paused

MONTGOMERY, Ala. –_ A judge has paused a defamation suit filed by Roy Moore against women who accused him during his unsuccessful U.S. Senate bid of past misconduct. Circuit Judge Albert Johnson ruled last month case will be held on …

Toyota’s War With Dealer Over Recalls Cost It $16 Million

Toyota Motor Corp. must pay $15.8 million to a California dealer who accused it of retaliating against him because he had developed safety-recall software that was costing the automaker millions of dollars in car repairs. A state court jury in …

Calif. City Settles Police Misconduct Claim for $360K

The city of Antioch has agreed to pay $360,000 to settle a class action lawsuit alleging police formed a special unit to target and harass black residents who received subsidized rent. The City Council agreed to settle the three year-old …