Baltimore sued over a spike in car thefts. Can the city make Kia and Hyundai pay?
Does making cars that are easy to steal constitute a public nuisance for which a city should be awarded damages? That’s what Baltimore and more than a dozen other cities across the United States are arguing in lawsuits against Hyundai and Kia, which for years made vehicles that did not have engine immobilizers, a relatively […]
AG Letitia James’ lawsuit charges PepsiCo with harming the public and failing to warn consumers of environmental and health threats of its single-use plastic packaging. New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo Inc. on Nov. 15 for harming the public and the environment with its single-use plastic packaging. According to a […]
Texas law firm faces criminal investigation over handling of hurricane cases
Nov 16 (Reuters) – The Louisiana State Police has opened a criminal investigation into a Texas law firm that faced discipline in both federal and state court after it mishandled hundreds of lawsuits filed over hurricane property damage, according to police records. An initial complaint from the Louisiana State Police, dated Oct. 17 and obtained […]
Why oil companies are worried about climate lawsuits from gas states
Pennsylvania and Ohio — two major fossil fuel-producing states — are emerging as unlikely battlegrounds in local governments’ sprawling legal fight to put the oil and gas industry on the hook for the costs of climate change. Research to estimate what local officials in the two states would spend to address planet-warming emissions, conducted by […]