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Aetna has agreed to pay $17 million and implement new "best practices" for handling policyholders' sensitive data in litigation matters to resolve a consolidated putative class action accusing the insurer of negligently exposing HIV-related information through window envelopes mailed to roughly 12,000 people, according to documents filed Tuesday in Pennsylvania federal court.
Attorneys for Diamond Resorts International directors fielded pointed questions from Delaware Supreme Court justices Wednesday on a key director’s undisclosed opposition to a $2.2 billion sale to private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC.
Ford Motor Co. must face some of the claims in a proposed class action over allegedly defective sunroofs that can spontaneously shatter, a federal judge in the Western District of Washington ruled Tuesday, rejecting the carmaker’s argument that the Ford Escape owner behind the suit lacks standing.
The Federal Communications Commission and companies including Anda and Staples told the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday that a lower court had correctly axed a commission rule requiring opt-out notices on solicited faxes and argued that having the high court review that determination would offer little benefit to anyone.
Delaware’s Supreme Court justices grappled Wednesday with a Third Circuit request to clarify statute of limitations "tolling" calculations in a banana plantation worker class challenge to the dismissal of a pesticide exposure suit, but spent much of the hearing trying to untangle years of national and foreign litigation.