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Widow Asks $55 Million from NCAA for Ex-USC Football Player’s Death

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys asked a jury Monday to award $55 million to the widow of a former USC football player in a landmark case accusing the NCAA of failing to protect him from repetitive head trauma that led … Source: Claims Journal

Iowa Jury Gives $27 Million Verdict in Misdiagnosed Flu Case

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa jury has returned a $27 million verdict against a Des Moines medical clinic after a man with bacterial meningitis was misdiagnosed with the flu, suffered strokes and said he has been permanently injured. … Source: Claims Journal

Wave of Sex Abuse Lawsuits Seen as New York Opens Door for Victims

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sexual assault victims in New York will get a one-time opportunity to sue over their abuse starting Thursday, under a new law expected to bring a wave of allegations against prison guards, middle managers, doctors and … Source: Claims Journal

La. Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Rare Policyholder Victory in COVID Claim

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The Louisiana Supreme Court has agreed to review an appellate court decision that found the COVID virus caused a direct physical loss that was covered by insurance. The Louisiana high court announced Tuesday that it will take up an appeal … Source: Claims Journal

Teva, AbbVie Finalize $6.6 Billion U.S. Opioid Settlements

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and AbbVie Inc. have finalized the terms of settlements worth more than $6.6 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits by U.S. state and local governments over the marketing of opioid painkillers, the companies and lawyers for … Source: Claims Journal

New York Permitting Out-of-State Adjusters to Expedite Snowstorm Claims

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The New York Department of Financial Services announced it will issue temporary permits to qualified out-of-state independent insurance adjusters in order to expedite insurance claims in light of the winter storm that hit the state over the weekend. DFS Superintendent … Source: Claims Journal

Supreme Court Turns Away School’s Appeal of Sex-Assault Case

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from a Virginia school board that says it shouldn’t be held liable for the alleged sexual assault of a student by a classmate on a band trip. … Source: Claims Journal

Heavy Rains in the Balkans Cause Flooding, Killing 6 People

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SHKODER, Albania (AP) — Torrential rains in the Balkans over the past two days led to floods that killed at least six people, prompted widespread evacuations and caused significant damage, authorities said Monday. One of the most impacted areas was … Source: Claims Journal

Strong Quake Topples Houses in Indonesia’s Java; 162 Dead

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CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake toppled buildings and walls on Indonesia’s densely populated main island on Monday, killing at least 162 people and injuring hundreds of others as residents fled into the street, some covered in blood … Source: Claims Journal

Human Remains Found in Rubble of One of Two Los Angeles Fires

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Remains of a man were found in the rubble of one of two major fires in Los Angeles during the weekend, authorities said Sunday. The remains were found shortly after noon as firefighters continued to cool … Source: Claims Journal