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Judge Hears Arguments on Who Should Control Murdaugh’s Money

CHESTERFIELD, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawyer involved in a half-dozen state police investigations has been cagey about his assets and should have to hand over control of his money to independent representatives so that he does not engage …

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 …