Videogame Maker Asks Judge to Toss California Suit Filed over Rapper’s Dance

Article 0 Comments The makers of “Fortnite” have asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from a rapper who says the video game is illegally using a dance he created. Epic Games filed the motion Monday to dismiss the lawsuit filed in December by 2 Milly, a Brooklyn-based […]

Nebraska Grain Processing Plant to Pay $45M in Pollution Settlement

Article 0 Comments A judge has approved a class-action settlement between Muscatine, Nebraska, residents and a local factory that they blame for a noxious odor and haze and for causing health problems. District Judge John Telleen on approved the settlement over the Grain Processing Corporation plant, which makes corn-based products, […]

Mass. Insurance Agency to Pay $5M Restitution for Overcharging Customers

Article 0 Comments A Peabody, Mass.-based insurance agency has been ordered by a Massachusetts judge to pay more than $5 million in restitution to its small business customers for overcharging them for insurance products. The final judgment, entered by Suffolk Superior Judge Robert Ullman, requires the Kilgore Insurance Agency, agent […]

Judge Says PG&E Has “Clear-Cut” Pattern of Starting Wildfires

Article 0 Comments A federal judge who has emerged as a vocal critic of PG&E Corp.’s safety record, said the California utility giant has a “clear-cut pattern” of starting wildfires and needs “strong medicine” put in place before this year’s season begins. U.S. District Judge William Alsup is overseeing PG&E’s […]

Judge Nixes $50 Million Yahoo Email Breach Settlement

Article 0 Comments A U.S. judge rejected Yahoo’s proposed settlement with millions of people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen in the largest data breach in history, faulting the Internet services provider for a lack of transparency. In a Monday night decision, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh […]

Massachusetts Judge Says More Details in Purdue Pharma Case Must Be Released

Article 0 Comments A Massachusetts judge says more details contained in a lawsuit that accuses the maker of OxyContin of deceiving patients and doctors about the risks of opioids must be made public. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders sided Monday with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and media outlets, […]

Judge Denies Monsanto Bid to Block Certain Evidence from Roundup Trials

Article 0 Comments A federal judge overseeing lawsuits alleging Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer causes cancer on Monday tentatively allowed pieces of controversial evidence that the company had hoped to exclude from upcoming trials. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria during a hearing in San Francisco federal court called his […]

Bayer Wants California Judge to Limit Evidence in Another Roundup Cancer Trial

Article 0 Comments Bayer AG unit Monsanto has asked a California judge in the litigation over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup allegedly causing cancer to limit evidence by splitting an upcoming trial into two phases, a request previously successful with another judge. Monsanto in a previously unreported filing on Jan. […]

Connecticut Judge Dismisses Opioid Crisis Lawsuits Against Drugmakers

Article 0 Comments A Connecticut judge has dismissed lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and two dozen other drug companies brought by 37 cities and towns in the state, which blame them for the opioid crisis and seek to recoup millions of dollars spent on emergency response and other services. Judge Thomas […]

Judge Lets Berkshire Hathaway’s Dairy Queen Sue Over ‘Blizzard’ Trademark

Article 0 Comments A federal judge in Minnesota ruled this week that Dairy Queen, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., may pursue its lawsuit to stop W.B. Mason Co. from selling “Blizzard” bottled spring water, the name it uses for a popular ice cream product. U.S. District Judge Susan […]