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Second Circuit Courts Finds in Favor of Insurer in Pandemic Loss Suit

January 06, 2022
On Dec. 27, 2021, the Second Circuit denied a New York art gallery’s attempts to file suit against its business insurance policy issuer, the first such case the appeals court ruled upon. In keeping with previous rulings throughout the US,...
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Benton Harbor Residents File Lawsuit Alleging Lead Contamination

December 29, 2021
Residents of Benton Harbor, Michigan filed a lawsuit on Dec. 29 in Michigan’s Court of Claims, alleging the Michigan Department of the Environment (MDE) failed to stop lead-contaminated water from being distributed to the town’s public water system. The lawsuit,...
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Settlement May Be in Sight Between Altria, Juul, and Investors

December 14, 2021
In an unopposed settlement proposal brought before a Virginia federal court on Dec. 16, investors moved for initial approval from the court for a $90 million settlement deal with Altria Group Inc. The settlement would resolve litigation over alleged claims...
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E-Cigarette Retailer Settles with Massachusetts Over Youth Marketing

December 10, 2021
Former e-cigarette retailer Eonsmoke and its co-owners settled with the state of Massachusetts on Dec. 9, 2021, announced Attorney General (A.G.) Maura Healey. The settlement includes monetary payments and orders Eonsmoke to cease selling, distributing, marketing, or advertising any tobacco...
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California Judge Finds Drugmakers Not Liable in Opioid Crises

November 01, 2021
In a landmark bench trial, a California state judge on Nov. 1 found that drugmakers are not liable for contributing to the opioid crisis. Orange County Superior Court Judge Peter J. Wilson released a 42-page tentative ruling rejecting claims brought...
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Georgia Talc Cases Dismissed After Plaintiff’s Talc Expert Fails To Prove Causation

October 28, 2021
A three-judge panel of a Georgia appellate court on Oct. 28 dismissed four talc cases after finding that a plaintiff’s medical expert failed to prove that talc exposure was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injuries. The Georgia Court of...
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