The $289-million verdict against Monsanto doesn’t prove Roundup causes cancer

The agrochemical giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289 million to a former US school groundskeeper who was exposed frequently on the job to the Monsanto product Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the world, and developed terminal cancer.

https://qz.com/1354075/monsanto-ordered-to-pay-289-million-in-roundup-case/

Dixons Carphone says 10 million accounts may have been hacked

(Reuters) — Some 10 million Dixons Carphone records containing personal data may have been accessed in a 2017 cyber attack, the British electronics and mobile phone retailer said on Tuesday, boosting an earlier estimate of 1.2 million.

It was the second major cyber attack in three years on the company, which has about 22 million customers in the U.K. and Ireland. It apologized to customers on Tuesday and said that an investigation into the hacks was nearly complete.

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OSHA cites grain bin operator after fatalities

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Wichita, Kansas-based Gavilon Grain L.L.C. after two workers were fatally buried in a soybean storage bin.

According to media reports of the Jan. 2 incident, two men were buried under at least 20 feet of grain in a concrete grain elevator for nearly two hours.

https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20180731/NEWS08/912323017/OSHA-cites-Kansas-grain-bin-operator-Gavilon-Grain-after-fatalities?utm_campaign=BI20180731BreakingNewsAlert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_campaign=BI20180731BreakingNewsAlert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ActiveCampaign

Age bias suit against restaurant chain leads to $2.85M settlement

Comments such as “Seasons 52 girls are younger and fresh” has led to the $2.85 million settlement of an age discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the Orlando-based restaurant chain, a unit of Darden Concepts Inc., the agency said Thursday.

http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20180503/NEWS06/912321055/Age-discrimination-suit-against-Orlando-Florida-based-restaurant-chain-Seasons-5?utm_campaign=BI20180503BreakingNewsAlert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ActiveCampaign

Wells Fargo to pay $480M to resolve suit related to sales scandal

(Reuters) — Wells Fargo & Co. said on Friday it will pay $480 million to resolve a securities fraud lawsuit related to a sales scandal that surfaced in 2016.

The class action lawsuit in the District Court for the Northern District of California alleged that the bank made certain misstatements and omissions in disclosures related to its sales practices.

http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20180507/NEWS06/912321098/Wells-Fargo-Banks-to-pay-$480-million-to-resolve-lawsuit-related-to-sales-scanda?utm_campaign=BI20180507BreakingNewsAlert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ActiveCampaign

Parties scheduled to discuss resolution to Cadillac Junction dispute

CADILLAC — Parties involved in the dispute over the future of Cadillac Junction have been fighting this legal battle since 2008, when Clam Lake voters turned down a request by developer TeriDee LLC to annex into the city of Cadillac.

https://www.cadillacnews.com/news/parties-scheduled-to-discuss-resolution-to-cadillac-junction-dispute/article_d64d7bfd-b802-54ec-b3d8-9cb783896878.html

Aqua Bio Technology and Access Business Group Dispute resolved

Aqua Bio Technology ASA (ABT) has entered into a settlement with Access Business Group International LLC (Access), resolving the parties' dispute from 2016.

ABT has entered into a settlement with Access. ABT entered into the settlement to reduce the ongoing litigation and arbitration costs and to allow ABT's management to focus fully on the commercialization of the company's new ingredients and cosmetic products.

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/02/02/1330509/0/en/Aqua-Bio-Technology-and-Access-Business-Group-Dispute-resolved.html

PWSA, Veolia resolve dispute over management

A contractor that helped manage the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has resolved an acrimonious dispute with the utility, both organizations said Thursday.

In October 2016, PWSA accused Veolia North America-Northeast LLC of “grossly mismanaging” operations, claiming the Boston-based company “misled and deceived PWSA as part of its efforts to maximize profits for itself to the unfair detriment of PWSA and its customers.” The authority alleged failures such as improper customer billing and a mishandled change in the chemicals used to control corrosion in lead pipes.

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/01/25/PWSA-Veolia-North-America-Northeast-management-dispute-resolution-lead-lines-Pittsburgh/stories/201801250126

Insurer not liable for hole-in-one prize

A hole-in-one from 137 yards is not covered when the insurance policy says it must be from at least 170 yards, says a federal appeals court, in denying a nonprofit coverage for two prizes it was obligated to pay in a golf charity event.http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20171221/NEWS06/912318096/Nonprofit-denied-coverage-for-prizes-in-golf-hole-in-one-event

 

Insurer prevails in grain bin explosion coverage dispute

RSUI Indemnity Co. is not obligated to provide $3 million in property damage caused by a grain bin explosion under an exclusion in its policy, said a federal appeals court in upholding a lower court ruling.http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20171219/NEWS06/912318030/Insurer-prevails-in-grain-bin-explosion-coverage-dispute?utm_campaign=BI20171219BreakingNewsAlert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ActiveCampaign