Bill Limiting Suits Against Mississippi Property Owners Heads to Governor

Article 0 Comments A bill that would make it harder for people to sue Mississippi property owners for some injuries is headed to Gov. Phil Bryant for his signature or veto. The state Senate on Tuesday voted 31-21 to concur with changes that the House made to Senate Bill 2901 […]

Missouri, Kansas Residents Rush to Fill Sandbags as Floodwaters Move Downstream

Article 0 Comments Floodwaters that devastated swaths of Nebraska and Iowa rolled downstream on Thursday, swamping more Midwestern farmland as waterfront communities in Missouri and Kansas hurried to shore up strained levees. Flooding of the Missouri River triggered by last week’s so-called “bomb cyclone” storm has already inflicted damage estimated […]

Most of Country at Risk for Major Flooding This Spring

Article 0 Comments The deluge that devastated so much of the Midwest over the last week could be a preview for one of the worst years for flooding in the U.S., according to federal weather officials. Now flooding is occurring at St. Joseph, Missouri, with waters there forecast to crest […]

Mine Worker Advocates Worried Coal Firm’s Tax Cut Jeopardizes Black Lung Fund

Article 0 Comments The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue to pay benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding. But the expected shortfalls will be covered by taxpayers instead of coal companies, adding more debt to […]

Why Science Can’t Prove Roundup Weed Killer Causes Cancer: Viewpoint

Article 0 Comments Scientists can’t, for the most part, prove that a given product caused a particular person to get cancer – not the way you can prove, say, that a car with faulty brakes caused a fatal crash. And so when a federal jury in San Francisco District Court […]

Family Behind Purdue Pharma Facing Second Suit Over Role in Opioid Crisis

Article 0 Comments The billionaire family that owns opioid-maker Purdue Pharma LP has been accused by local governments in a new lawsuit of causing the nationwide public-health crisis involving pain-killing medicines that has left hundreds of thousands of Americans dead from overdoses. More than 500 U.S. cities and counties accused […]

Ohio Sues Pharmacy Benefit Manager over $16M in Alleged Drug Overcharges

Article 0 Comments Ohio is suing a company that managed prescription benefits for the state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, seeking to recover nearly $16 million in alleged overcharges for the fund for injured workers. Attorney General Dave Yost says OptumRx Administrative Services managed drug prescriptions for BWC clients but didn’t […]

Washington Blizzard Killed 1,850 Cows, Yakima Farmers Reeling

Article 0 Comments The unexpected blizzard that swept through the Yakima Valley on Feb. 9 was just one more clobbering for the region’s dairy farms. The number of dairy farms in the state has plummeted from 2,500 in 1993 to 377 in 2018, according to the Washington Farm Bureau, which […]

Mass. Court Finds Insurer Duty to Defend Subcontractor in Property Damage Case

Article 0 Comments A Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that an insurance company is responsible for insuring alleged property damage caused by its subcontractor client, vacating an earlier Superior Court decision that the insurer has no duty to defend the subcontractor in this case. The case, All America Insurance Company […]