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OxyContin Maker’s Settlement Goes to Judge for Confirmation

Purdue Pharma’s quest to settle thousands of lawsuits over the toll of OxyContin and its other prescription opioid painkillers is entering its final phase with the grudging support of most of those who have claims against the company. Nearly two …

Insurance Broker Gallagher Sued Over Ransomware Attack

Insurance and benefits broker Arthur J. Gallagher is the target of a proposed class action lawsuit over a ransomware attack it suffered in 2020. The plaintiffs allege that Gallagher failed to follow federal and state government and industry standards to …

Judge Raises Doubts Ahead of Hearing on Bayer’s $2B Roundup Settlement Deal

A federal judge on Tuesday questioned a $2 billion proposal by Bayer AG that would create a framework for resolving future claims that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, casting doubt on the plan a day before a key hearing. Bayer …

Hospitals Want Documents Public in Case Against Opioid Maker

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 20 hospitals want a slew of documents from a drug manufacturer made public after a Tennessee judge ruled against the company without a trial in a lawsuit over the opioid epidemic, saying the company …

Tech Startups Bringing the Power of Applied Analytics to Potential Plaintiffs

Lee Fogle reached down to save his 12-lb. Yorkshire terrier Nemo as a pit bull lunged forward. The attacking dog’s jaws clamped onto his left hand, sending him to a clinic for sutures and starting a 10-month-long insurance battle. “It …

Purdue Pharma to Use Public Trusts, Sackler Cash to Settle Opioid Litigation

Purdue Pharma LP filed a bankruptcy plan on Monday that would resolve thousands of opioid lawsuits by restructuring the OxyContin maker into an entity that would steer profits to and require the company’s Sackler family owners to contribute nearly $4.3 …

Subrogating Slip and Fall Cases Involving Snow and Ice

Injury and workers’ compensation cases involving slips and falls on snow and ice during winter in America’s northern states, and southern states this year, continue to be a perplexing subrogation puzzle for insurance claims and subrogation professionals. During the winter …

Las Vegas Gym Sued Over Allegations of U.S. Gymnastics Coach Abuse

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eight women who were taught by a former USA Gymnastics coach now facing lewdness and sexual assault charges are suing the Las Vegas gym where he trained them from 2009 to 2015. A civil negligence and …

Negligence Claims Filed in Shootings Amid Wisconsin Protest

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Claims filed on behalf of two men shot by an Illinois teen during a night of protests over a police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, allege the city and Kenosha County were negligent in their response to …

Government Ordered to Pay Landowners on Lower Missouri River

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The federal government must pay some landowners along the lower Missouri River for flooding damage caused by changes the Army Corps of Engineers made to the river to protect endangered species, a judge has ruled. The …