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Documents: Sacklers Considered Early Opioid Exit Over Liability Lawsuit Concerns

documents indicate sackler family wanted out of opioid business because of liability[W]e’re living in America,” wrote David Sackler in a May 2007 family email. “This is the land of the free and the home of the blameless. We will be sued. Read the op-ed stuff in these local papers and ask yourself how long it will take these lawyers to figure out that we might settle with them if they can freeze our assets and threaten ...

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University of California Settles Sex Abuse Case for $73 Million

University of California settles sex abuse lawsuit on behalf of gynecologistA class-action suit filed against the University of California has led to a $73 million settlement agreement with the seven women who filed the suit alleging multiple acts of sexual abuse at the hands of a university gynecologist. Additionally, the settlement makes compensation available to upward of 6,600 additional women seen by the doctor during his time practicing. Under the terms of the ...

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Sex Abuse Lawsuit Settlements May Bankrupt Boy Scouts by Summer

Boy Scouts faces bankruptcy as costs of sex abuse settlements stack upAs the Boy Scouts of America work to settle nearly 100,000 claims of sexual abuse of the children under their care, the organization says that they need to settle the claims by this coming summer or they may not be around for the fall.

The number of settlements was finalized last month as a deadline elapsed for those wishing to come forward as ...

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Holiday Travel Resumes Once More as Experts Urge Testing, Restraint

holiday travel brings new coronavirus cases to strained health systemsSome might say that the throes of a global health crisis caused by a contagious disease are a less than ideal time to pack up and go visit friends and family. In many cases, those that would make such a point would have high-level education in things like epidemiology, microbiology, and other courses of study that would, indeed, make them experts in their fields. And, while we might ...

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Tyson Foods Sued Over Coronavirus Lies, COVID Pool

Tyson Foods manager Tom Hart at center of betting pool wagering on employees contracting COVID-19The industrial meat complex has not fared well in its handling of employee coronavirus concerns and keeping its workers safe, but Tyson Foods appeared to have raised the bar on misconduct last month. Two new lawsuits target the meat packing giant’s Waterloo, Iowa plant and vary in scope from appalling to outright abhorrent.

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2020 May Break Trend in Traffic Death Decreases

New data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration appears to show that three consecutive years of traffic death decreases may have come to a close as reckless and risky behavior overtook any potential gains in safety from having fewer cars on the nation’s roadways during the global coronavirus pandemic.

“As I’m sure you have noticed, our roads emptied out as people began staying at home, but we soon started hearing anecdotes about reckless driving with ...

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