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Bayer takes additional $4.5 billion charge for Roundup suits

Jul. 29, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer said Thursday it would take a provision of $4.5 billion against second-quarter earnings to put the company on what it said would be a path to closure of thousands of U.S. lawsuits over a weedkiller containing the...

Monsanto told to pay teachers $185M over chemical exposure

Jul. 28, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Three schoolteachers in Washington state who sued chemical company Monsanto over exposure to materials in fluorescent lights have been awarded $185 million. The law firm that represented the teachers, Friedman Rubin, said a jury returned the verdict...

Appeals court: Arbitration won't shield Trump from lawsuit

Jul. 28, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and his three eldest children can’t force a lawsuit into arbitration that was brought by people who felt cheated by a business he promoted, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a...

Trial against opioid distributors wraps up in West Virginia

Jul. 28, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys for major drug distributors made their final pleas to a federal judge Wednesday to absolve them while placing the blame elsewhere for a prescription pill health emergency in a part of West Virginia. Defense attorneys tried to find...

Cannabis company sues Tennessee Titans' Julio Jones, others

Jul. 28, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones is facing allegations of illegally harvesting and selling millions of dollars of cannabis in California, according to court records. California-based cannabis company Genetixs filed the suit earlier this...

Indian hoteliers test clout in lawsuits against big chains

Jul. 28, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hotel owner Vimal Patel has traced a familiar path to success in the U.S. hospitality industry. Patel is part of the Indian diaspora, which owns a sizeable share of the hotels and motels in the country. Like others in the community, his start in the...

Gun maker offers $33M to settle suit by Sandy Hook families

Jul. 28, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has offered some of the victims' families nearly $33 million to settle their lawsuit over how the company marketed the firearm to the public. Lawyers for now-bankrupt...

Ex-eBay employee gets 18 months for cyberstalking campaign

Jul. 27, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former security operations manager for eBay Inc. was sentenced to 18 months in prison Tuesday for his role in an extensive campaign to terrorize and intimidate the editor and publisher of an online newsletter. Philip Cooke pleaded guilty in October to...

Closing arguments held in West Virginia lawsuit over opioids

Jul. 27, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three major U.S. drug distributors should be held responsible for sending a “tsunami" of prescription pain pills that caused a health crisis in one corner of West Virginia, an attorney for local governments said in closing arguments Tuesday in a landmark federal...

Home manufacturer sued for alleged racism, discrimination

Jul. 23, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — Two former employees of a home manufacturing company in eastern Oregon have filed a lawsuit saying they endured anti-Black racism and discrimination, and then were fired after reporting the incidents to managers. The lawsuit was filed in federal...