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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 …

Gunmakers Lose Challenge to New York law Allowing Lawsuits Against Industry

A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit by a group of gun manufacturers, distributors and retailers challenging the constitutionality of a New York law that allows the state and people affected by gun violence to sue the industry. …

Arizona Court Won’t Halt Sex Suits Naming Boy Scouts, Others

PHOENIX (AP)– Arizona victims of long-ago child sex abuse can proceed with lawsuits against groups like the Boy Scouts of America after the state Supreme Court rejected claims that a state law extending victims’ right to sue was unconstitutional. Arizona …

Ohio High Court Weighs Caps on Damages in Child Rape Cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman repeatedly raped as a child suffered injuries so severe that she’s owed millions in compensation despite a state cap on pain-and-suffering awards, an attorney told the state Supreme Court Wednesday. At issue before …

San Jose Votes to Be First US City to Require Gun Liability Insurance

Gun owners in San Jose, California, will be required to have insurance coverage for their weapons after city lawmakers passed an ordinance believed to be the first of its kind in the United States. City Council members on Tuesday night …

Pennsylvania Supreme: Non-Treating Providers May Not Intervene in Utilization Review

In Pennsylvania, if an insurer contends that a medical service, drug or device is unnecessary, it must resolve the dispute through a process called utilization review, where medical professionals decide if the request is reasonable. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled …

Judge: Norwegian Cruises Can Require Proof of Vaccination

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Florida law that prevents cruise lines from requiring passengers to prove they’re vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the law is appears unconstitutional and won’t likely hold up in court. The “vaccine …

Insurers Support Federal Backstop for Future Pandemics; Plaintiffs Seek Help for Current Outbreak

Key segments of the property/casualty insurance industry, which is facing mounting claims for business interruption losses from the pandemic, have thrown their lobbying weight behind a proposed federal program to replace revenues lost by businesses shut down during pandemics like …

Blackbeard’s Ship Case About Images Returns to Trial Court

RALEIGH, N.C.– A treasure hunter who accuses the state of North Carolina of misusing his images from Blackbeard’s flagship says he’ll ask for 10 times the damages he originally sought, now that a court ruling has come down in his …

Huawei Tries to Overturn U.S. Ban That Cites ‘Cyber-Exploitation’ Risk

Huawei Technologies Co. is making a Hail Mary bid to undo a U.S. law that prohibits federal agencies and contractors from buying or using the Chinese telecom giant’s equipment because of the alleged risk of “cyber exploitation” by China. Lawyers …