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Missouri House Passes New Bill Limiting COVID-19 Lawsuits

May 3 2021 // The Missouri House on April 29 advanced a bill to limit pandemic-related lawsuits, a top priority for Republican Gov. Mike Parson. The GOP-led House gave the proposal initial approval in a voice vote. It’s unclear if...

Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Law Barring ‘Wrongful Birth’ Suits

May 3 2021 // Kansas’ highest court on April 30 upheld a law barring so-called wrongful birth lawsuits against doctors, in a case in which a couple sued because they weren’t told of serious fetal defects until after an...

Washington Deputy Allowed Homicide by Not Arresting Armed Man, Lawsuit Charges

May 3 2021 // The wife of a Spokane County, Wash., man killed by his neighbor is suing Spokane County, alleging a sheriff’s deputy’s negligence allowed the killing to happen. The lawsuit filed in March in Spokane County...

$1M Settlement in California Suit Over Alleged Assault by Foster Child

May 3 2021 // San Diego County has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit by three boys who alleged they were sexually assaulted by their foster brother, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The lawsuit claimed county social workers hid...

Lawsuit Over U.S. Wage Rule Focused on Louisiana Crawfish Processors

Apr 30 2021 // Federal regulators are using an illegally adopted rule and unreliable research in allowing Louisiana crawfish processors to hire foreign workers at “depressed and stagnated wages” — wages that also hold down...

Committee Votes Down Missouri Bill to Block COVID-19 Lawsuits

Apr 30 2021 // A Missouri bill to shield businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits has failed in committee, casting doubt on its chances of passing this year. A House committee voted the Senate bill down on April 26. The proposal was...

UK Supreme Court Urged to Allow Privacy Class Action Against Google

Apr 30 2021 // Blocking a proposed British class action against Google, that alleges it secretly tracked millions of iPhone users a decade ago, risks allowing big firms to behave with impunity, a lawyer told the Supreme Court on...

Reno, Nevada, to Settle Lemmon Valley Flood Lawsuit for $4.5M

Apr 30 2021 // Reno, Nevada, city officials said they have reached a tentative agreement to pay $4.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by residents whose homes in the community of Lemmon Valley were flooded north of town in 2017 after...

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Against Affluent Montana Club

Apr 30 2021 // Dozens of Jamaican citizens recruited to work as cooks, servers and housekeepers at a Montana ski resort for the ultra-rich have reached a $1 million class action settlement over allegations they were discriminated against...

Sex Harassment Suit Against Oregon ‘TikTok Doc’ Settled for $585K

Apr 29 2021 // Oregon Health and Science University said it will pay $585,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a social worker who accused a former anesthesiology resident of sexually assaulting her and the school of failing to...

U.S.-Style Google iPhone Privacy Case Viewed as a Landmark for UK Class Actions

Apr 29 2021 // A proposed multi-billion pound British class action against Google, which alleges the internet giant secretly tracked millions of iPhone users, is not viable and should not be allowed to proceed, the Supreme Court was told...

W. Virginia Supreme Court Sides with State Police in Civil Suit Alleging Excessive Force

Apr 28 2021 // A circuit judge should have dismissed civil claims against West Virginia State Police by a teenager who alleged excessive force when he was beaten during a traffic stop while handcuffed, the state Supreme Court ruled last...

Indiana Gun Shop Sued for Selling Guns Used in Chicago Crimes

Apr 28 2021 // The city of Chicago has filed a lawsuit against an Indiana gun store, contending it has sold hundreds of guns to straw buyers that in turn have ended up in the hands of felons or at crime scenes in the city. The lawsuit...

Judge in California Tosses Suit of Man Who Alleged Jackson Molestation

Apr 28 2021 // A judge on Monday dismissed the lawsuit of a man who alleged that Michael Jackson sexually abused him as a boy. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark A. Young granted the Jackson estate’s request to dismiss...

Kraken Hockey Team in Washington Sued by Punk Bar for Name

Apr 28 2021 // A Seattle, Wash., punk rock bar is suing the city’s new NHL hockey team for $3.5 million, saying the Kraken’s choice of a name and plans to open a restaurant are harming the Kraken Bar & Lounge, which...

Nebraska Restaurant Chain to Settle Sex Harassment Suit for $85K

Apr 26 2021 // A small chain of restaurants in eastern Nebraska will pay $85,000 and issue an apology to a former teenage worker to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against it by a federal equal employment agency. The U.S Equal...

$25M Lawsuit Blames Energy, Boat Companies in Deadly Liftboat Capsizing

Apr 26 2021 // The offshore oil industry boat that overturned in a deadly Gulf of Mexico disaster last week was ordered to sea in dangerous conditions by an energy company that put “money over safety,” a pair of $25 million...

Suez Canal Chief Hopes Insurer, Owner of Detained Cargo Ship Reach Deal

Apr 26 2021 // The head of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Monday he hoped talks would soon yield an agreement with the owner and insurer of a giant container ship which is still being detained since it blocked the waterway for...

Supreme Court Seeks Biden Administration Input on VW Emissions Lawsuits

Apr 26 2021 // The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked President Joe Biden’s administration to weigh in on whether Volkswagen AG can be sued by local governments in Florida and Utah for damages stemming from the German...

Insurer for Ever Given Container Ship Appeals Detention by Egypt After Suez Grounding

Apr 23 2021 // LONDON – UK Club, an insurer of the Ever Given cargo ship which ran aground in the Suez Canal in March, said on Friday it had filed an appeal in an Egyptian court over the detention of the vessel by authorities. The Ever...