Hotel group’s COVID-related suit allowed to proceed

A federal district court in California has refused for the second time to dismiss COVID-19 related litigation filed by a hotel group against a Sompo International Holdings Ltd. claiming coverage under an environmental policy.  Irvine, California-based Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc., an investment trust with 20 hotel properties, including the Marriott Boston Long Wharf, had a … Read more

Unusual Policy Language Allows NY Botanical Garden’s COVID Claim to Proceed

A New York appellate court on Tuesday handed a rare policyholder win to the New York Botanical Garden for income lost during COVID-19 shutdowns, noting that the disputed policy language did not require physical damage. The Botanical Garden, a well-known tourist attraction that covers 250 acres in the Bronx, argued that it had purchased broader … Read more

Rejected male applicant may proceed with gender bias suit

A rejected male applicant for a University of Cincinnati professorship can still proceed with his gender discrimination litigation even though the position he sought was never filled, a federal appeals court said Friday.    Mark Charlton-Perkins, a male research scientist, applied for a professorship at the University of Cincinnati in late 2017, according to Friday’s … Read more

High court allows parking lot injury lawsuit to proceed

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday said a worker who was severely injured crossing a busy highway to get to work can sue his employer. The state’s high court, in deciding Harwood v. Ardagh Group, ruled that workers comp is not an exclusive remedy for injuries that are defined in law as not arising from employment. “We … Read more

EnLink, partners to proceed with Permian Basin gas pipeline project (NYSE:ENLC)

onurdongel/E+ via Getty Images EnLink Midstream (NYSE:ENLC) and its partners said on Thursday they reached a final investment decision to move forward with construction of the Matterhorn Express Pipeline, after securing sufficient transportation agreements with shippers. The Matterhorn Express, a joint venture between EnLink, Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), MPLX (NYSE:MPLX) and infrastructure company WhiteWater, will transport … Read more

Biometric pricacy lawsuit involving car rental can proceed

An arbitration agreement that a car rental customer signed does not apply to a company that collected his biometric data, a federal district court ruled. The ruling in Johsua Johnson et al. v. Mitek Systems Inc. involved a putative class action charging violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. Joshua Johnson registered with car … Read more

Judge Allows Tulsa Race Massacre Reparations Lawsuit to Proceed

An Oklahoma judge ruled Monday that a lawsuit seeking reparations for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre can proceed, bringing new hope for some measure of justice for three survivors of the deadly racist rampage who are now over 100 years old and were in the courtroom for the decision. Tulsa County District Court Judge Caroline … Read more

Judge Lets Tulsa Race Massacre Reparations Lawsuit Proceed

An Oklahoma judge ruled Monday that a lawsuit seeking reparations for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre can proceed, bringing new hope for some measure of justice for three survivors of the deadly racist rampage who are now over 100 years old and were in the courtroom for the decision. Tulsa County District Court Judge Caroline … Read more