Wildfire Victims Falter in Antitrust Case Against State Farm

Attorneys for State Farm customers whose homes were wiped out by the Northern California wildfires fought in federal court Thursday to keep alive a class action claiming State Farm issued insurance policies that intentionally undervalued their houses, and then lowballed the cost to rebuild.

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Suit Claims Wisconsin Agency Discriminates Against Customer-Generated Energy

Renewable-energy advocates filed a lawsuit against a Wisconsin state regulatory agency Thursday, claiming it is shorting utility customers producing energy from renewable sources for the juice they sell back to the state’s major utility company and giving preferential pricing to that monopoly for its own power.

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Judge Hears Final Pitches on Proposed Merger of Sprint and T-Mobile

The coalition of states that sued to block T-Mobile’s planned acquisition of Sprint made their closing arguments Wednesday to convince a federal judge that the $26.5 billion merger of third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers is anticompetitive and would raise prices for consumers.

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