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California governor rejects PG&E bankruptcy reorganization plan

6:02am GMT

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected a bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by PG&E Corp , the state's largest investor-owned utility, saying its proposal fails to meet the requirements of a recently enacted wildfire law.

California governor to decide on PG&E bankruptcy plan

2:55am GMT

Dec 13 California Governor Gavin Newsom was expected to decide late on Friday whether a bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by PG&E Corp, the state's largest investor-owned utility company, complies with a recently enacted state wildfire law.

Royal Caribbean liability for volcano deaths may turn on 'act of God' defense

13 Dec 2019

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd's potential liability for a deadly excursion to a volcanic island in New Zealand could hinge on whether the eruption was an unforeseeable "act of God," according to maritime lawyers. | Video

ANALYSIS-Royal Caribbean liability for volcano deaths may turn on 'act of God' defense

12 Dec 2019

Dec 12 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd's potential liability for a deadly excursion to a volcanic island in New Zealand could hinge on whether the eruption was an unforeseeable "act of God," according to maritime lawyers.

Musk's defamation win may reset legal landscape for social media

07 Dec 2019

(This Dec 6 story refiles to fix typo in quote in paragraph 9)

U.S. regions hard hit by opioids to ditch class action, pursue own lawsuits

04 Dec 2019

WILMINGTON, DelLocal governments in regions hard hit by the U.S. opioid epidemic have opted out of massive litigation taking aim at the drug industry over the crisis, potentially weakening a novel legal mechanism created to help settle thousands of lawsuits.

PG&E says its distribution lines caused no deadly fires in 2019

03 Dec 2019

California utility PG&E Corp has determined there were no lives or structures lost in 2019 wildfires that may have been caused by its distribution lines, according to a Friday court filing. | Video

States fight bonus pay for CEO of OxyContin maker Purdue

03 Dec 2019

The chief executive officer of OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma LP should not collect a potential $1.3 million bonus when he has been accused of contributing to the opioid epidemic, a group of state attorneys general said in a court filing on Monday.

State AGs fight bonus pay for CEO of OxyContin-maker Purdue

02 Dec 2019

Dec 2 The chief executive officer of OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma LP should not collect a potential $1.3 million bonus when he has been accused of contributing to the opioid epidemic, a group of state attorneys general said in a court filing on Monday.

CBS ordered to disclose internal records on Viacom deal

26 Nov 2019

A Delaware judge on Monday ordered broadcaster CBS Corp to turn over records regarding its plan to reunite with Viacom Inc to a shareholder who wants to investigate if the deal unfairly benefits Shari Redstone, who controls both companies.

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