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#1 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...

#2 Family Sues After California Man Dies in Taco Eating Contest

Apr 7 2021 // The son of a California man who choked to death during an amateur taco eating contest at a minor league baseball game is suing the event’s organizers for negligence. Eighteen-year-old Marshall Hutchings’...

#3 NAIC Data: Florida Property Lawsuits Total 76% of Insurer Litigation in U.S.

Apr 14 2021 // New information from Florida’s insurance regulator paints a stark picture of the extent of litigation facing the state’s domestic insurers. The information comes as numerous stakeholders push for legislative...

#4 Huge Ship That Blocked Suez Canal Will Be Held Until Compensation Deal Is Reached

Apr 9 2021 // Egypt will release the giant container ship that had blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week once a deal is reached on compensation for related losses, the head of the canal’s authority said. “The ship is...

#5 Insurer Group Sues to Stop Washington Insurance Commissioner’s Credit Scoring Ban

Apr 7 2021 // The American Property Casualty Insurance Association is suing to halt emergency regulations recently filed by Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler to ban the use of credit-based insurance scores in the rating...

#6 Suez Canal Blockage Continues to Disrupt Global Trade, Hitting Supply Chains

Apr 9 2021 // LONDON/LOS ANGELES – A backlog of container ships carrying consumer goods has grown in some key strategic ports after a near week-long blockage in the Suez Canal, adding to ongoing disruptions to global trade, industry...

#7 $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...

#8 Cincinnati to Pay $6M to Settle Suit Over Death of Student Who Called 911

Apr 12 2021 // Cincinnati, Ohio, has agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a 16-year-old student who died three years ago after being accidentally trapped in a van and calling 911 twice. City officials...

#9 Liberty University Sues Jerry Falwell Jr., Seeking Millions in Damages

Apr 19 2021 // Liberty University has filed a civil lawsuit against its former leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking tens of millions in damages after the two parted ways acrimoniously last year. The complaint, filed Thursday in Lynchburg...

#10 Suit Pitting Insurers Against Washington Commissioner Getting Heard

Apr 22 2021 // A case pitting several insurer groups against Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is set to be heard on Friday morning. The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Washington, the Professional Insurance...

#11 Plaintiff Lawyers Accuse Bayer of ‘Pay to Appeal Scheme’ in Roundup Litigation

Apr 23 2021 // Bayer AG’s strategy to get a favorable ruling in its Roundup litigation is a manufactured “pay-to-appeal scheme” that will erode the U.S. system of justice if it’s permitted, plaintiffs’...

#12 Juul Labs Fails to Knock Out Racketeering Claims in Lawsuits About Marketing Conduct

Apr 14 2021 // Juul Labs Inc. failed to knock out racketeering claims in lawsuits accusing it of deliberately targeting teenagers, as individual founders and directors of the e-cigarette maker became the new focus of the litigation. Most...

#13 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...

#14 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...

#15 Chubb CEO Greenberg Reiterates Call for Litigation Reform

Apr 14 2021 // Chubb Chairman and CEO Evan Greenberg is reiterating a call for litigation reform nationally and at the state level to address what he said is a “systemic” worsening of the legal environment and its harmful...

#16 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...

#17 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...

#18 Insurer to Pay $8M Settlement in Suit by Black Man Paralyzed by Iowa Officer

Apr 20 2021 // An insurance company for the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will pay $8 million to a Black motorist who was paralyzed after a white police officer shot him during a 2016 traffic stop, both sides announced on April 19. The...

#19 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...

#20 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...