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Calif. AG: employers' agents can be liable for discrimination

California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Thursday asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rule that a state law barring employers from asking job applicants intrusive medical questions extends to pre-employment screening agencies, and that a federal judge was wrong to rule otherwise.

9th Circuit revives lawsuit over Alaska's Pebble Mine project

A federal appeals court on Thursday partially reversed a lower court ruling that had tossed lawsuits by business and environmental groups challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to withdraw Obama-era restrictions on Alaska's contentious Pebble Mine project.

Liberty must cover entire asbestos settlement with defunct company

Liberty Mutual must pay the entire amount of an asbestos settlement it negotiated on behalf of a defunct New Jersey valve manufacturer it once insured, a New York judge has ruled, rejecting its bid to reduce its liability on the grounds that it did not provide coverage for the whole time period at issue.

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