Articles by Edvard Pettersson

Seattle Scoffs at $650M PCB Class-Action Settlement for Bayer

Seattle scoffed at the $650 million Bayer AG agreed to pay to settle class-action claims by about 2,500 cities, counties and ports over pollution from polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB, saying it plans to opt out of the deal. According to …

Tesla Says Hedge Fund Is Behind Ex-Employee’s Lawsuit

Tesla Inc. says hedge fund Cable Car Capital LLC, which is shorting the company’s stock, is funding a former employee’s allegations that the company smeared him by accusing him of sabotage and stealing sensitive information. The carmaker said in a …

Court Revives Actress Judd’s Sex Harassment Lawsuit Against Weinstein

Actress Ashley Judd persuaded a federal appeals court to let her proceed with a sexual-harassment claim against former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who she said sabotaged her career after she rejected his advances. The allegation stems from an episode at …

Judge Denies NRA Bid to Block Regulatory Hearing on Its Gun Liability Insurance

The National Rifle Association will have to appear for a regulatory hearing over allegations it violated New York law by marketing an insurance policy for shootings that critics have dubbed “murder insurance.” A federal judge in Albany, New York, on …

Businesses Fear Lawsuits from Sick Employees, Patrons After Reopening

Whenever U.S. stores, restaurants and theaters reopen from coronavirus shutdowns, they may face an unexpected problem: lawsuits from sick patrons and workers. Business owners hit hard by Covid-19 are eager to get back to work as the outbreak shows signs …

Lawsuits Against Businesses Over Coronavirus Have Begun. More to Come?

The coronavirus has upended markets, disrupted supply chains and forced quarantines. It’s all fertile ground for lawsuits. Hospitals, restaurants, day care centers, nursing homes and hotels may face claims that they didn’t take adequate steps to protect people. Shareholders can …

Motel 6 to Pay 2,000 Guests Whose Names It Gave to Immigration Officials

Almost 2,000 guests of Blackstone Group Inc.’s Motel 6 are poised for cash payouts in a settlement with the hotel chain for sharing their names with federal immigration agents. Lawyers on both sides of the case urged a federal judge …

Jury Orders Apple, Broadcom to Pay $1.1 Billion for Infringing CalTech Wi-Fi Patent

Apple Inc. and Broadcom Inc. must pay $1.1 billion in damages for infringing California Institute of Technology patents on Wi-Fi technology, a jury in California ordered. Apple was ordered to pay $837.8 million while Broadcom was hit with a $270.2 …

Court Dashes Teens’ Hopes, Says Suit Can’t Force Climate Action by Government

Climate change should be addressed by Congress and the electorate, not the courts, a federal appeals panel ruled in ending a lawsuit brought on behalf of young people who sought to force the government to draw up a plan to …

Boeing Employees’ Emails on Pilot Training Could Boost Crash Victim Claims

Internal emails from Boeing Co. employees could strengthen the legal case for families claiming the company’s push to minimize the training needed for new 737 Max aircraft contributed to two crashes that killed 346 people. Employees bragged about fooling the …