Liability News

Apple Accused in Lawsuit of Underpaying Female Workers in California

Apple on Thursday was hit with a proposed class action accusing the tech giant of paying more than 12,000 female employees in California less than men with comparable jobs. The lawsuit filed in state court in San Francisco by two …

Nebraska Funeral Home Discovers Hospice Patient Declared Dead Was Actually Alive

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska funeral home discovered that a 74-year-old hospice patient who was declared dead by her nursing home two hours earlier was actually still alive, so workers started CPR and she was rushed to a hospital, …

Supreme Court Seeks Government Views on Honolulu Climate Suit Against Oil Companies

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked President Joe Biden’s administration to offer its views on a bid by Sunoco and other oil companies to scuttle a lawsuit by Honolulu accusing them of deceiving the public about climate change. The …

Oregon Utility Regulator Rejects PacifiCorp Request to Limit Liability in Wildfire Suits

Oregon utility regulators have rejected a request from PacifiCorp that sought to limit its liability in wildfire lawsuits. Under the proposal, PacifiCorp would only have been responsible for paying out actual economic damages in lawsuit awards. The company submitted the …

Oregon Wineries and Vineyards Seek $100M from PacifiCorp for Wildfire Smoke Damage

Dozens of Oregon wineries and vineyards have sued PacifiCorp over the deadly 2020 wildfires that ravaged the state, alleging that the utility’s decision to not turn off power during the Labor Day windstorm contributed to blazes whose smoke and soot …

Families of Marines Killed in California Osprey Crash Sue Boeing, Bell, Rolls Royce

Families of four of the five Marines killed when their Osprey crashed in California in June of 2022 filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the aircraft’s manufacturers failed to address known mechanical failures that led to the deaths. The Marines …

California Advances Legislation Cracking Down on Auto Theft, Stolen Goods Resellers

The California Senate approved a bipartisan package of 15 bills this that would increase penalties for organized crime rings, expand drug court programs and close a legal loophole to make it easier to prosecute auto thefts. One proposal would require …

Bristol Myers, Sanofi Liability in Hawaii Plavix Case Grows to $916 Million

A judge in Hawaii on Tuesday ordered Bristol Myers Squibb and Sanofi to pay more than $916 million to the state for failing to warn non-white patients of health risks from its blood thinner Plavix, up from an earlier judgment …

Los Angeles Jury Awards $58M to Injured Train Yard Worker

A Los Angeles jury awarded $58 million to a train yard worker who slipped and fell on top of a train while performing electrical repairs at Kinkisharyo International’s Palmdale train manufacturing yard. According to the lawsuit, Pablo Scipione, 46, of …

California Mushroom Farms That Were Sites of Fatal Shootings Fined $450K

The owners of two Northern California mushroom farms where a farmworker killed seven people in back-to-back shootings last year will pay more than $450,000 in back wages and damages to 62 workers, the Labor Department announced. The owners of California …