Bloomberg Dodges Liability for Claims of Sexual Harassment at Namesake Company

Citing Michael Bloomberg’s lack of personal participation in alleged workplace sexual harassment at his namesake company, New York’s highest court on Thursday affirmed a dismissal that keeps the billionaire off the hook for the claims of a fired Bloomberg LP employee who says a supervisor drugged and raped her.

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Police Shooting

The City of Fort Worth, Texas, is not liable for the death of a 72-year-old man who was shot and killed by city police officers in his own home, a federal court in Texas ruled. While responding to a burglary alarm at a house across the street, the officers mistakenly responded to the man’s house and, thinking he was being burglarized, he took his gun to his garage to investigate.

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Burst Pipeline

An appeals court in California reversed a ruling in favor of Plains Pipeline, whose pipeline ruptured at Refugio State Beach in 2015, in a dispute brought by the State Lands Commission, which claimed the company’s negligent maintenance disrupted payment of royalty income to the commission and caused damages to improvements on its land. Although designated as a public utility, the company is not exempt from liability.

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