12 09, 2019

J&J to Pay $37.2 Million to Group Blaming Powder for Cancers

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Johnson & Johnson must pay at least $37.2 million to four consumers who blamed asbestos-tainted talc for their cancers in the company’s latest loss in nationwide litigation over its iconic baby powder. A jury in J&J’s hometown of New Brunswick, …

12 09, 2019

U.S. Probes Nissan’s Top Model Over Sudden Unintended Braking

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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating Nissan Motor Co.’s top-selling model after hundreds of drivers complained a safety system is prone to suddenly triggering the brakes for no apparent reason. More than 840 Nissan Rogue drivers have …

13 09, 2019

Purdue Opioid Deal Pits State Against State on Epidemic Cost

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Purdue Pharma LP, maker of the highly addictive Oxycontin painkiller, is pitting state against state with its offer of about $12 billion to resolve the company’s liability for the massive public-health crisis tied to opioid abuse that’s swept the U.S. …

12 09, 2019

New Appointments: Syndicate Claim, HomeCare Connect, UK P&I Club

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Syndicate Claim Services Names New CFO Syndicate Claim Services, a private claims adjustment company headquartered in Indianapolis, has appointed Sarah Nelms as the chief financial and strategic operations officer. Nelms has a Masters’ in Business Administration degree from Colorado Technical …

13 09, 2019

UK Prime Minister Warned that Parliament Will ‘Forcefully’ Try to Stop No-Deal Brexit

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Boris Johnson’s Brexit troubles deepened as the Speaker of the House of Commons warned him Parliament will “forcefully” try to stop him taking Britain out of the European Union without a deal. The premier believes the only way out of …

13 09, 2019

Uber Being Sued Over Resistance to California ‘Gig’ Contractor Law

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A driver for Uber has sued the company for misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors, hours after California legislators voted to help thousands of those workers become, and enjoy the benefits of being, employees. The proposed class action filed on …

13 09, 2019

U.K. Police Drop Probe Into Pro-Brexit Group Leave.EU, Co-Founded by Insurance Exec

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U.K. police dropped an investigation into whether Brexit supporting campaign Leave.EU breached electoral law, saying there was insufficient evidence to justify any further criminal probe. While Leave.EU made some “technical breaches” of the law when it comes to the spending …

13 09, 2019

Alaska Grand Jury Indicts GE’s Baker Hughes for Exposing Workers to Toxic Chemicals

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A grand jury in Alaska this week indicted General Electric’s Baker Hughes, two of its subsidiaries and an employee, for 25 felony charges of assault relating to toxic chemical releases at a construction site, according to authorities. The indictment charges …

12 09, 2019

Uber Rejects Labeling Drivers as Employees Under California Law

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Facing the most serious threat yet to its business model, Uber Technologies Inc. is dusting off a legal argument it has employed with mixed results: that it’s a technology platform, not a transportation company. Now, as a new California law …

13 09, 2019

Opioid Deal-Makers Cleared to Represent Cities Across U.S.

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A judge approved a bid by U.S. cities and counties suing opioid makers such as Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to negotiate a settlement as a group, in an effort to resolve the sweeping litigation over the …