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Honda asked a California federal court Friday to toss a proposed class suit brought by a CR-V driver alleging the automaker's rear seat belt buckles are defective, as Honda said the buckles work as designed and design flaws aren't covered under Honda's warranty.
A Utah federal judge on Friday ruled that Starr Indemnity & Liability Co. has no duty to defend "superfood" juice maker MonaVie Inc. in a pair of proposed class actions alleging the now-defunct company promoted bogus health drinks through a predatory pyramid scheme, saying a policy exclusion clearly bars coverage.
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is imploring an Oklahoma judge not to allow cameras in the courtroom of a landmark opioid trial, warning of a "media circus" that will lead jurors astray and encourage lawyers to "ham it up."
Pret A Manger got hit Friday in New York federal court with a proposed consumer class action claiming damages of more than $5 million and asserting the sandwich chain's "natural" label is misleading because its products contain GMOs and other synthetic ingredients.
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday asked for public comment on a petition from General Motors LLC to temporarily lift a slew of safety standards on the automaker’s driverless vehicles so GM can roll out its planned autonomous ride-hailing program.