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Malpractice Claims Frequency Holding Steady While Severity Increases

The frequency of hospital professional liability claims is holding steady, but the cost of those claims is expected to increase by 3% next year, according to an actuarial analysis by Aon and the American Society of Health Care Risk Management. …

Bayer Reaches Deals on Big Share of 125,000 Roundup Weedkiller Suits

Bayer AG has reached verbal agreements to resolve a substantial portion of an estimated 125,000 U.S. cancer lawsuits over use of its Roundup weedkiller, according to people familiar with the negotiations. The deals, which have yet to be signed and …

Bayer Pays $39.5 Million to Settle Roundup False-Ad Lawsuits

Bayer AG agreed to pay $39.5 million to settle allegations that its Monsanto unit ran misleading ads about the controversial Roundup weedkiller and its potential health risks to humans and animals. As part of the deal, language will be removed …

Alabama Lawmakers Pass Bills to Limit Lawsuit Abuse

The Alabama Legislature has taken another step toward erasing the state’s one-time reputation for juries returning big cash lawsuit verdicts. The Alabama House gave final approval Thursday to three bills aimed at curtailing what some consider lawsuit abuse. The state …