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Federal Court Says Amazon Can Be Sued Over Defective Product

A federal appeals court has ruled that Amazon can be sued over a defective product sold by one of its third-party vendors. A Pennsylvania woman sued after a retractable dog leash she bought online snapped and hit her four years …

Insurer Must Defend Bill Cosby Defamation Suits, Court Says

A federal appeals court says an insurance company must pick up Bill Cosby’s tab to fight defamation lawsuits brought by women who accused him of sexual misconduct. But the ruling by the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, …

Rolling Stone Slams Defamation Claim in University of Virginia Rape Story

Rolling Stone is defending itself against a defamation lawsuit over a discredited article about a University of Virginia gang rape by arguing that members of a school fraternity knew about discrepancies in the woman’s claims weeks before the article was …

Defamation Suit Over Rolling Stone Article Is Revived on Appeal

A defamation lawsuit suit against Rolling Stone magazine over its retracted 2014 article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was partially revived by a federal appeals court in New York. The lower-court judge was wrong to …

Appeals Court Upholds $250K in Damages Against Pan Am for Injured Maine Employee

A federal appeals court has upheld $250,000 in damages against Pan Am Railways, saying the company illegally retaliated against a Maine employee. The Portland Press Herald reports conductor Jason Raye told his supervisors about a pile of railroad ties next …