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Uber Need not Provide Wheelchair Access Everywhere, US Judge Rules

A federal judge said Uber Technologies Inc. did not violate a federal law protecting people with disabilities by not offering wheelchair-accessible vehicles in every market the ride-sharing company serves. In a decision on Monday, Chief Judge Richard Seeborg of the …

Special Report: How a Bankruptcy ‘Innovation’ Halted Thousands of Lawsuits

Attorney Greg Gordon sat before a packed hotel ballroom of bankruptcy lawyers who had come to hear him hold court on his pioneering strategy for companies seeking to dodge billion-dollar lawsuits: the “Texas two-step.” The tactic has made the Jones …

Can Electric Scooters Become a Safer Way to Travel?

At first, it seemed as though nothing could go wrong. Dockless shared electric scooters began showing up on the streets of the world’s cities in 2017, and the vanguard — techies, baristas, twentysomething daredevils — hopped on and rode, confident …

9th Circuit: Wash. Law on Malpractice Suits Doesn’t Apply

A Washington state law that requires plaintiffs to file a declaration declining arbitration when filing a medical malpractice suit does not apply in federal courts, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The appellate panel reversed a decision by the …

APCIA Joins Group Pushing for Reforms on Litigation Funding

A new advocate group in New York that counts the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) as a member is looking to crack down on the practice of litigation funding. The Consumers for Fair Legal Funding (CFLF) said it is …

Multiple Investors File to End Allianz Lawsuits Over Funds Collapse

FRANKFURT, Germany –– A number of big investors on Monday filed to end their lawsuits against Allianz after a settlement was reached over their losses in a multibillion-dollar trading debacle at the German asset manager’s funds arm. The move marks …

Some Experts Say Too Many Work Comp Claims Are Litigated

Employers may be warming up to the idea that fighting some workers’ compensation claims and medical treatments can be counterproductive, and new emphasis should be placed on keeping injured workers happy – and out of the courtroom. “The workers’ comp …

Florida District to Pay $26 Million to Shooting Victims

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)–The Broward County, Florida, school district will pay more than $26 million to the families of 17 people killed and some of those injured in the 2018 Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Board …

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 …