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Two Bayer Roundup Trials Postponed to Give Time for Talks

Bayer AG agreed to postpone two upcoming U.S. trials involving its Roundup weedkiller to allow time for mediation talks on a possible settlement with plaintiffs. The German agriculture giant agreed to delay two trials that were set to begin in …

Court Bars Statute of Limitations Defense Because of Misrepresentations

The owner of Golden Isles Cruise Lines promised to “take real good care” of Robert Bruce Lowie, but he didn’t. After Georgia’s one-year statute of limitations to file a tort claim passed, Golden Isles stopped paying Lowie’s medical bills, even …

Judges Crack Down on People who Snub Jury Duty

Elsie Mathews entered the cavernous 16th-floor courtroom of Oregon’s chief federal judge, sat down at a table in front of the bench and waited. She arrived in her white Metro West ambulance shirt and blue pants, expecting others to show. …

Mississippi Kmart Flooding Case Set for Trial

A federal judge has denied requests from the Mississippi city of Corinth and the Kroger Company to be dismissed as defendants in a lawsuit over 2010 flooding at the Kmart in Corinth. Kmart Corporation is seeking compensation for flood damage …

Trial Begins in Utah Boat Crash That Killed Scientist

A trial is under way for one of three men riding in a motorboat when it severed a swimmer’s legs and killed the woman, a University of Utah scientist. A jury panel was being seated Monday for Skyler Shepherd, 22, …

Southwest Missouri Couple to Stand Trial for Fraud

A southwest Missouri couple will stand trial on charges that they defrauded victims of the 2011 Joplin tornado Sixty-five-year-old Jeffrey Wolfson, of Osage Beach, and his wife, 57-year-old Gloria Schoeller, of Springfield, are accused of taking about $38,000 of insurance …

Trial Looms for Ex-Minnesota Viking’s Wife in Hit-And-Run

The wife of a former Minnesota Vikings tight end has admitted being behind the wheel of her husband’s sport-utility vehicle last August when it struck a man on a highway exit ramp, killing him. But much of what happened that …

Cases in West Virginia Music Festival Death Set for Trial

Three lawsuits stemming from a fatal accident at the All-Good Music Festival near Masontown last summer will be tried together in Clarksburg, W.V. U.S. District Judge Irene Keeley is combining lawsuits by survivors Elizabeth Rose Doran and Yen Ton with …

Mississippi Judge to Decide on Wounded Bystander Case

A Hinds County, Miss., judge will decide if governmental agencies are liable for the wounding of a bystander during a 2008 shooting. The Clarion-Ledger reports that Circuit Judge Winston Kidd presided over a four-day trial that ended Thursday. Kidd heard …

Trial Set for Mississippi Man Charged in Oil Spill Claim Fraud

A Feb. 7 trial date has been set for a man charged with submitting a fraudulent claim to the fund set of for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Moses W. Keys is charged with one federal fraud …