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Court: Lawsuit Against Michigan Officials over Lead in Water Can Proceed

Flint residents whose health and homes were harmed by lead-contaminated water scored a legal milestone on July 29 when the Michigan Supreme Court said they could proceed with a lawsuit against public officials for the disastrous decisions that caused the …

Michigan Suit Says Insurer Owes Commercial Premium Refund Due to Virus

In a class action lawsuit, a Michigan restaurant and bar has challenged its insurer over commercial policy premium payments that covered the time it was forced to shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit requests premium refunds and other …

Insurer Counters Income Loss Claims by Arguing Restaurants Operated Takeout Service

An insurer fighting business income claims from restaurants is arguing in part that there is no coverage because businesses were allowed to provide takeout and delivery service during lockdowns. Society Insurance, based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, has filed a …

Judge Declines to Dismiss Class-Action Suit Against New Hampshire Gun Manufacturer

A judge has denied a motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit against New Hampshire based gun manufacturer SIG Sauer. Judge Joseph Laplante found Monday that Derick Ortiz, who filed the lawsuit in September, had adequately proved his standing for litigation, …

Lawsuit Alleges Pennsylvania School District Knew About Lead, Asbestos Contamination

Current and former employees of a Pennsylvania school district claimed in a lawsuit filed Monday that officials knew for years that unsafe levels of lead and asbestos posed potential health risks for students and staff but never disclosed the information …

Lawsuit in Vermont PFOA Contamination Case Now Class Action

A lawsuit filed by Vermont residents seeking damages for chemical contamination in groundwater in their Bennington neighborhood can proceed as a class action, a federal judge has ruled. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Geoffrey Crawford means qualified property owners …

Five Delaware Residents Sue Firms Over Water Contamination

Five Delaware residents whose water supply was contaminated by chemicals linked to health issues ranging from cancer to infertility are suing companies that manufactured the chemicals. The News Journal of Wilmington reports the Sussex County residents say they have high …

Part of Chinese-Drywall Lawsuit Revs Up in Virginia

A class-action lawsuit that claims Chinese-manufactured drywall made American homeowners sick is revving up in Virginia. The Virginian-Pilot reported that about 175 people are suing Chinese companies in a federal court in Norfolk. Lawyers for both sides are hashing out …

Class-Action Suit Filed Against Potato Chip Maker over Use of Hawaiian Name

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the maker of potato chips sold under the brand name Hawaiian, claiming the chips made in Washington state are misleading customers. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Michael Maeda of Honolulu and Iliana Sanchez of …

Proposed Settlement of $51M Reached in Iowa Industrial Pollution Lawsuit

A proposed settlement of more than $51 million has been reached in a class-action lawsuit over pollution problems at an industrial plant in southeast Iowa. The Muscatine Journal reports that the settlement with Grain Processing Corp. must still be approved …