Articles by Robert Burnson

Ford Motor Hit With $1.7B Verdict for Fatal Rollover Accident: Lawyer

Ford Motor Co. was told by a jury to pay more than $1.7 billion over a 2014 rollover accident that killed a Georgia couple, a lawyer for the family said. Jurors delivered their verdict on punitive damages Friday following a …

NHL Stymied by Judge in Its Pursuit of Billions From Insurer for COVID Damages

The National Hockey League can pursue a lawsuit against its insurance provider over losses stemming from the COVID pandemic — but not for the billions of the dollars in damages the league’s 19 clubs sought. California Superior Court Judge Sunil …

MLB Agrees to Pay $185 Million to Settle Minor League Wage Suit

Major League Baseball agreed to pay $185 million as part of a settlement with minor league ballplayers who say the league exploits them, knowing they will play for peanuts for a chance to make it to the big show. The …

Oracle Corp. Women Stumble in Pay Bias Suit While Google Cuts a Deal

Women at Oracle Corp. suing over alleged pay disparities took a big step backward, while more than 15,000 female workers at Google crossed the finish line. Under a judge’s tentative ruling Friday, the Oracle women are poised to lose the …

Google Agrees to Pay $118 Million to Settle Pay Equity Suit

Alphabet Inc.’s Google agreed to pay $118 million to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit with about 15,500 female employees, lawfirms representing the women said in a statement. In addition, an independent expert will analyze Google’s hiring practices and and independent …

Mother Sues Meta, Snap Over Social Media ‘Addicted’ Daughter’s Suicide

Meta Platforms Inc. and Snap Inc. are to blame for the suicide of an 11-year-old girl who was addicted to Instagram and Snapchat, the girl’s mother alleged in a lawsuit. The woman claims her daughter Selena Rodriguez struggled for two …

Twitter Agrees to Pay $810M to Settle Shareholder Lawsuit Over Growth Prospects

Twitter Inc. agreed to pay $809.5 million to settle a shareholder class action lawsuit that accused the social media company of painting an overly rosy picture of its future. The suit, originally filed by Twitter shareholder Doris Shenwick, claimed executives …

Houston Fans Shamed by Astros Cheating Scandal Strike Out with Lawsuit

Houston Astros ticket holders can’t sue the team over its signal-stealing scandal even if it caused them “embarrassment, disappointment, shame and disgrace,” a Texas appeals court ruled Thursday. Buying a ticket gives sports fans the license for a seat at …

Judge Rejects Uber Denial of Liability in Student’s Death on Freeway

Uber Technologies Inc. lost the first round in a lawsuit filed by the relatives of a university student who was run over and killed on a San Diego freeway after one of the company’s drivers allegedly ordered her out of …

Investor Sues Drugmaker Astrazeneca Over Coronavirus Vaccine Testing Claims

AstraZeneca PLC was sued by a pension fund on behalf of investors who it says suffered losses because of flaws in the company’s testing of its coronavirus vaccine. For much of last year, the Cambridge, England-based pharmaceutical company was touting …