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McDonald’s Ordered to Face Byron Allen’s $10B Discrimination Lawsuit

McDonald’s Corp. has been ordered by a U.S. judge to defend against media entrepreneur Byron Allen’s $10 billion lawsuit accusing the fast-food chain of “racial stereotyping” by not advertising with Black-owned media. In a decision on Friday, U.S. District Judge …

More Coaches Named in South Carolina Cheerleader Abuse Lawsuit

A lawsuit alleging the rampant sexual abuse of underage athletes at a competitive cheerleading gym in South Carolina has been amended to name six more coaches as defendants and three more accusers. The accusers — now seven female and two …

COVID Impacts Linger in Courtrooms, Often a Disadvantage for Defendants

Courts have reopened and trials have resumed, but the impacts of COVID-19 continue to linger in the judicial system, a panel of claims litigation experts said during the Combined Claims Conference on Thursday. For one thing, jurors are far more …

Another State Supreme Court Rules No Coverage for COVID-19 Shutdown

The South Carolina Supreme Court on August 10 became the fourth state high court in the nation to rule that the virus that causes COVID-19 cannot cause a direct physical damage or loss covered by a commercial property insurance policy. …

Oregon Heat Wave Puts State Workplace Safety Rules to Test

New state rules require access to water, shade and breaks on hot days, but workers say they’re still laboring in unsafe conditions. Skyler Fischer is forklift driver at a Fred Meyer distribution center in the town of Clackamas. He’s been …

Juul and Its Courtroom Foes Stare Down FDA Ban as Youth Marketing Trial Nears

The Food and Drug Administration’s order to Juul Labs Inc. to take its products off shelves in the US threatens to undermine the e-cigarette maker’s defense in a sprawling legal fight over its youth marketing practices. But it also raises …

How a Bankruptcy ‘Innovation’ Halted Thousands of Lawsuits from Sick Plaintiffs

Attorney Greg Gordon sat before a packed hotel ballroom of bankruptcy lawyers who had come to hear him hold court on his pioneering strategy for companies seeking to dodge billion-dollar lawsuits: the “Texas two-step.” The tactic has made the Jones …

Future Liability Releases at Center of Boy Scouts Bankruptcy

Protecting local Boy Scouts of America councils and troop sponsoring organizations from future liability for child sex abuse claims is critical to the national group’s reorganization plan, BSA attorneys told a Delaware bankruptcy judge April 12. Attorneys opposing the plan …

U.S. Gunmakers to Ask Judge to Toss Mexico’s $10 Billion Lawsuit

A U.S. judge on Tuesday questioned whether allowing Mexico to sue U.S. gun manufacturers for facilitating the trafficking of weapons to drug cartels would open the door to other countries suing them, including Russia over firearms used by Ukrainians in …

Closing Arguments Begin in Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Case

Following a three-week trial, a Delaware judge began hearing closing arguments Wednesday in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case. Judge Laura Selber Silverstein must decide whether to approve a reorganization plan the BSA negotiated over the past two years. …