The legal panel on multi-district litigation denied a proposal to consolidate cases brought by multiple businesses against various insurers for coronavirus-related losses. However, the panel left open the possibility of considering consolidation of cases by insurer.
Wyoming passed a law granting immunity from liability lawsuits to businesses that do their best to follow state and federal pandemic guidelines as they reopen. But critics worry the law will prevent some legitimate lawsuits.
Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services is proposing a temporary rule that would combat the spread of coronavirus in all workplaces by requiring employers to implement risk-reducing measures.
As bad as the coronavirus pandemic has been for many insurance lines, personal automobile profits have soared thanks to reduced driving, as quarantines and shelter-at-home restrictions took hold across the country earlier this year, Fitch Ratings said.
Amazon.com can be held liable like other traditional retailers for injuries from defective products sold via its sprawling marketplace, a California state appeals court ruled, overturning a previous decision from a lower court.
The study is recruiting participants ages 18 to 26 in the Pacific Northwest, and is based on a phone app developed by the Environmental Protection Agency that tracks air quality, active fires and direction of smoke plumes.