Insurer Off the Hook in Defending Western Union Against Terrorist Financing Suit

An insurer’s war and financial services exclusions relieve it of having to provide coverage for an insured being sued for allegedly aiding international terrorists responsible for the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine in 2014. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has granted Hartford Fire Insurance Co. … Read more

Military contractor must prove worker was employee to avoid suit

An appeals court in Texas on Wednesday ruled that a military contractor must prove a worker was an employee to avoid a “substantial jury award” over negligence stemming from a workplace accident in 2016. Addison, Texas-based King Aerospace, hired by the U.S. Army to maintain aircraft, was sued by Jorge Hernandez, who fell from a … Read more

HP Enterprise to Pay $8.5 Million to Settle Gender Pay Gap Suit

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. agreed to pay $8.5 million to resolve a lawsuit that alleged it pays female employees less than their male counterparts. The settlement funds, minus attorney fees and expenses, will go to 1,735 women who worked in the company’s California offices since 2015, lawyers for the women said in a filing in … Read more

California County Paying Pay $1.35M in Custody Death Suit

San Diego County and other defendants have agreed to pay $1.35 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the mother of a Mexican citizen who died after sheriff’s deputies arrested him in 2018, officials said. The lawsuit filed by Dolores Rosales, of Tijuana, alleged deputies used excessive force when they took her son, Marco Antonio … Read more

Privacy Watchdog Suit Says California Utility Targeted Asians in Pot Searches

Extraordinary use of electricity has long been a telltale sign of illegal grow houses producing thousands of marijuana plants hidden in seemingly ordinary homes. But a lawsuit filed by a data privacy watchdog says a Northern California utility went too far by racially profiling Asian communities as it routinely fed customers’ power use information to … Read more

Tesla countersues Calif. agency behind race bias suit

(Reuters) — Tesla Inc. on Thursday countersued the California agency that has accused the electric carmaker of tolerating widespread race discrimination at its flagship assembly plant. Tesla in a complaint filed in state court in Alameda County said the California Civil Rights Department, which sued the company in February, adopted “underground regulations” allowing it to file the lawsuit without first notifying Tesla of the claims or giving the company a chance to settle. … Read more

Walmart, CVS Agree to Settle West Virginia Opioid Suit for $147 Million

Walmart and CVS Pharmacy have settled with the state of West Virginia for a combined total of $147 million in a lawsuit over the companies’ roles in contributing to the oversupply of prescription drugs that fueled the opioid epidemic in the country’s most impacted state, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced. Walmart and CVS were two … Read more

New York AG’s Financial Fraud Suit Against Trump Details Insurance Scenarios

Donald Trump and the Trump Organization used false and misleading statements of financial condition to obtain favorable real estate loans and insurance coverage over the last decade, according to a 222- page civil complaint filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James after a three-year investigation. The suit names the Trump Organization, Donald Trump, three … Read more

Jury Awards Illinois Woman $363 Million in Suit Over Plant’s Toxic Gas

A jury has awarded $363 million to a woman who alleged that a now-shuttered suburban Chicago plant that sterilized medical equipment exposed residents to a toxic industrial gas and gave her breast cancer. After a five-week trial, the Cook County jurors on Monday awarded Sue Kamuda $38 million in compensatory damages for the past and … Read more

Donald Trump accused of vast fraud in suit by New York attorney general

New York’s attorney general sued former President Donald Trump and his company for fraud on Wednesday, alleging they padded his net worth by billions of dollars by lying about the value of prized assets including golf courses, hotels and his homes at Trump Tower and Mar-a-Lago. Attorney General Letitia James dubbed it: … Read more