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    PLANTATION (CBSMiami) — It has been a year since a Plantation shopping mall was all but leveled by a huge explosion. No one was killed, 23 were injured and many continue to have lingering issues. Some of those hurt in the blast have filed a lawsuit. Terri Dattilio and her husband were working out in a gym located next to the vacant restaurant that exploded on July 6, 2019. She said it looked like a war zone. “There were people...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Amid state orders for wearing masks and limits on people in public spaces, Hunt County went one step further Monday, asking a judge to order one person “confined to their home until they test negative for Covid-19.” “It’s not every infectious disease case where a county feels like they have to go to court to get a court order for management of the person who’s suspected of having the disease,” said Brad Nitschke, a Dallas attorney...
    Jonathan Sackler, one of the owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, has died, the company confirmed. Sackler died June 30, according to a court filing. He was 65 and the cause of death was cancer. He was the son of Raymond Sackler, one the brothers who bought drug company Purdue Frederick in 1952, and served as an executive and board member for the company that was later renamed Purdue Pharma. Like other members of the Sackler family, he has...
    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jonathan Sackler, one of the owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, has died, the company confirmed. Sackler died June 30, according to a court filing. He was 65. He was the son of Raymond Sackler, one the brothers who bought drug company Purdue Frederick in 1952, and served as an executive and board member for the company that was later renamed Purdue Pharma. Like other members of the Sackler family, he has stepped off the board...
    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jonathan Sackler, one of the owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, has died, the company confirmed. Sackler died June 30, according to a court filing. He was 65. He was the son of Raymond Sackler, one the brothers who bought drug company Purdue Frederick in 1952, and served as an executive and board member for the company that was later renamed Purdue Pharma. Like other members of the Sackler family, he has stepped off the board...
            by Jonathan Mattise and Kimberlee Kruesi  NASHVILLE, Tennessee(AP) — Just a few weeks ago, Tennessee looked like a sure bet to become the latest state to protect businesses and other organizations from lawsuits by people impacted by the coronavirus in the push to reopen the economy. Republican Gov. Bill Lee had talked up the change and touted his advocacy on tort reform as a businessman, and he had GOP lawmakers in supermajorities lined up to...
    By JONATHAN MATTISE and KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, Tennessee looked like a sure bet to become the latest state to protect businesses and other organizations from lawsuits by people impacted by the coronavirus in the push to reopen the economy. Republican Gov. Bill Lee had talked up the change and touted his advocacy on tort reform as a businessman, and he had GOP lawmakers in supermajorities lined up to seal the...
    Zoya Teirstein - Alexandria Herr July 3, 2020 6:45PM (UTC) This post originally appeared on Grist. Grist is a nonprofit news agency working toward a planet that doesnt burn and a future that doesnt suck. Sign up to receive Grists top stories in your inbox. In 2015, New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman launched an investigation into what exactly ExxonMobil knew about climate change decades earlier and whether it covered up its findings. The following year, Virgin Islands attorney general...
    A new education bill — which State Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach — introduced this week seeks to limit liability related to the coronavirus for school districts this fall. O’Donnell, who chairs the Education Committee in the California Assembly and is a high school history teacher, said his bill will help protect districts from COVID-19-related lawsuits as they try to reopen this fall. Many school districts, under the guidance from the state and their respective counties, will try to enact...
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday signed a bill thats part of a business-backed effort to rein in lawsuits against businesses in the state. The law deals with lawsuits seeking money for injuries or other harm caused by businesses products or actions. In liability lawsuits, plaintiffs can be awarded money to compensate them for their injuries or the harm done to them. In some cases, plaintiffs can be awarded additional money— called punitive damages —...
    TLC Community/YouTube Megalomedia, the manufacturing firm behind the TLC actuality sequence My 600-lb Life, is presently going through a number of lawsuits filed by ten former topics featured on the present. In Might 2020, a choose agreed with the solid members’ request to consolidate most of these fits, in accordance with Starcasm. The primary lawsuit was filed by the household of deceased solid member James L.B. Bonner, who took his personal life in 2018. Bonner’s...
    TLC Network/YouTube Megalomedia, the production company behind the TLC reality series My 600-lb Life, is currently facing a host of lawsuits filed by ten former subjects featured on the show. In May 2020, a judge agreed with the cast members’ request to consolidate most of those suits, according to Starcasm. The first lawsuit was filed by the family of deceased cast member James L.B. Bonner, who took his own life in 2018. Bonner’s family alleges “gross negligence” on Megalomedia, claiming...
    Harvey Weinstein enters a Manhattan court house as a jury continues with deliberations in his trial on February 24, 2020 in New York City. prison.Spencer Platt | Getty Images The attorney general for New York said on Tuesday that an agreement had been reached to settle for nearly $19 million two sexual misconduct lawsuits on behalf of multiple women against imprisoned former film producer Harvey Weinstein. But attorneys representing six of the women who have made accusations against Weinstein called the proposed deal a sellout...
    (Reuters) - The attorney general for New York said on Tuesday that an agreement had been reached to settle for nearly $19 million to resolve two sexual misconduct lawsuits on behalf of multiple women against imprisoned former film producer Harvey Weinstein. But attorneys representing six women who have made accusations against Weinstein called the proposed deal a sellout that was unfair to the plaintiffs. (Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Himani Sarkar) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    By María Fernanda Tapia Cortes. Of every 100 companies, only 30 go to the second generation and 10 to the third, and in 60 percent of cases, the cause of dissolution is due to difficulties and family conflicts. Hence the importance of having tools to avoid them, and if they occur, protect the company from them. What works best is to develop a family protocol with agreements on how they will relate to the company and how they will...
    The Rolling Stones threaten to sue Donald Trump if the U.S. president continues to use their music during his election campaign, reports Rolling Stone magazine. The White House tenant used the song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” last week during his meeting in Tulsa. The grandpa of British rock had already expressed their disapproval of the use of their music by the Republican candidate, but to no avail. After 4 years of failure, the Rolling Stones have...
    MANHASSET, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — There are new concerns for business owners as they begin to rebuild after the coronavirus pandemic, so some are asking patrons to sign liability waivers. As small businesses slowly reopen, many owners are doing all they can to limit exposure to the coronavirus and to potential lawsuits. “We do have a waiver that our guests sign before they come up,” said Jamie Mazzei from Nubest Salon in an interview with CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan. “We’ve had...
    By JEFF AMY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers want to protect businesses and other from being sued if someone blames them for contracting COVID-19, but House members voted Friday for less-extensive protections than the business community sought. House members voted 104-56 to approve Senate Bill 359, sending it back to the Senate for more debate in the closing hours of the 2020 legislative session. “People need to be able to get back to work, and the way people...
    By Tina Bellon (Reuters) - Seeking to forestall further claims, Bayer AG is taking a risky bet that an independent scientific review will ultimately show that its widely used weed killer Roundup does not cause cancer, legal experts said. The company on Wednesday agreed to pay as much as $10.9 billion to settle about 75% of the 125,000 filed and unfiled claims by Roundup users who say the herbicide caused them to develop a form of blood cancer. But...
    Angela Gutierrez appeared to have a very rough road ahead of her when My 600-LB Life fans last saw her. The mother, who weighed more than 600 pounds when she was first featured on the show, struggled with the rigid program put forth by famed weight-loss surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan. She missed appointments and struggled to commit to the program he laid out, which included drastically cutting calories and losing a significant amount of weight before she could consider weight-loss...
    Matthew Rozsa June 24, 2020 11:28PM (UTC) The German pharmaceutical company Bayer has agreed to pay up to $10.9 billion as a settlement in litigation over Roundup, a weedkiller manufactured by subsidiary Monsanto which is facing numerous lawsuits over claims that its active ingredient causes cancer. In a statement on Wednesday, Bayer said that it would pay between $8.8 billion to $9.6 billion to resolve current litigation against Roundup, and an additional $1.25 billion to support a separate class agreement...
    Roundup weed killing products are offered for sale at a home improvement store on May 14, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.Scott Olson | Getty Images Bayer will pay more than $10 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits regarding claims that its herbicide Roundup causes cancer, the company announced Wednesday. Monsanto, which Bayer bought in 2018, lost a lawsuit that same year brought by a school groundskeeper who claimed its weedkiller had caused his non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Since then, thousands of U.S. lawsuits have been filed...
    (CNN)After thousands of lawsuits from cancer patients or their estates, the company behind Roundup weed killer is settling most of the current and possible future lawsuits for more than $10 billion.Bayer, the German-based company that acquired agrochemical giant Monsanto in 2018, made the announcement Wednesday. It comes after several years of litigation from cancer patients who said Roundup can cause cancer and that Monsanto failed to adequately warn consumers.Cancer patients sue as questionable Monsanto emails surfaceThe settlement of Roundup cases...
    Berlin — German pharmaceutical company Bayer said Wednesday it will pay up to $10.9 billion to settle a lawsuit over subsidiary Monsantos weedkiller Roundup, which has faced numerous lawsuits over claims it causes cancer. In a statement Wednesday, Bayer said it was also paying up $1.2 billion to settle two further cases, one involving PCB in water. The said the Roundup settlement would bring closure to approximately 75% of the current 125,000 filed and unfiled claims. Bayer said it would also...
    As the deaths of unarmed Black people such as George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Rayshard Brooks have reignited the national debate on excessive force and police accountability, activists have called for an end to qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that protects law-enforcement officers and other government officials from lawsuits over their conduct. The Supreme Court this month declined to hear a handful of cases related to qualified immunity, putting the ball squarely in Congress’s court. MarketWatch spoke with legal...