8 07, 2020

Cannabis Firms See Jump in Insurance Costs to Protect Leaders as Investors Sue

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Canadian and U.S. cannabis companies are facing a spike in already high costs of insurance to protect top executives from personal liability, following a slew of lawsuits by disgruntled investors alleging fraud and misinformation, with more such action expected. Some …

9 07, 2020

London Workers Seek Assurance Transport System Is Safe Before Returning to Offices

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Workers in the City of London need to have greater confidence that traveling on the capital’s public transport system is safe before they will return to their offices amid “mixed messages” from officials, financial industry representatives said. More than 80% …

9 07, 2020

There’s Still Work to Do Addressing Ethics in Autonomous Vehicles

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There’s a fairly large flaw in the way that programmers are currently addressing ethical concerns related to artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous vehicles (AVs). Namely, existing approaches don’t account for the fact that people might try to use the AVs …

8 07, 2020

Bayer Puts Part of Roundup Settlement on Hold

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FRANKFURT — Bayer has agreed to delay part of a proposed settlement of allegations that its widely used weedkiller Roundup caused cancer after a U.S. judge questioned its plan to deal with future claims. The German company said on Wednesday …

9 07, 2020

Nonprofits Urge Johnson & Johnson to Halt Sales of Baby Powder Globally

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More than 170 nonprofit groups on Wednesday called for Johnson & Johnson to stop selling its talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder world-wide, citing concerns that it contains cancer-causing asbestos, according to a statement from advocacy group Black Women for Wellness. The …

9 07, 2020

Prominent Plaintiffs’ Firms Sought Government Bailout to Stay Afloat

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Several prominent plaintiffs’ law firms, known for striking large settlements with companies like German carmaker Volkswagen AG and Equifax Inc, were approved for loans that totaled tens of millions of dollars in government aid meant to help small businesses stay …

8 07, 2020

Movie Theater Chains Sue New Jersey Over Coronavirus-Related Closures

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Six movie theater chains, including AMC Entertainment, Cinemark and Regal Cinemas, have sued New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy for refusing to let them resume operations, even after allowing churches, retailers and indoor shopping malls to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. …

9 07, 2020

Texas Communities to Use $12M in Grants to Combat Vehicle Crimes

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Texas suffers from more than $1 billion in losses from motor vehicle crime each year, according to the Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority (MVCPA), a division of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. To help Texans fight back, MVCPA’s board …

9 07, 2020

Chubb Urges U.S. and Insurers to Team Up for Future Pandemic Costs

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Chubb Ltd. proposed that insurers and the U.S. government work together to cover future business-interruption losses from pandemics, as the industry faces a flurry of lawsuits over costs related to coronavirus-related shutdowns. Chubb, the large global insurer led by Evan …

2 07, 2020

North Carolina to Test All Nursing Home Residents, Workers

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All North Carolinians living and working in nursing homes will soon receive a one-time coronavirus test, the state announced Tuesday. Mandy Cohen, the state’s top public health official, said the state’s effort to boost testing will be underway from July …