BP Plc and plaintiffs suing over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are discussing a $14 billion accord that would be funded with money originally set aside by the company for out-of-court settlements, according to three people familiar with the talks.
Army Sergeant Jeremy Barnhart says anyone wanting to know what it’s like to deal with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can get a clue from the FedEx packages that land on the front porch of his San Antonio home.
Monsanto Co., the biggest seed maker, said the bushy plant Kochia is no longer being killed by the company’s Roundup in parts of Canada, a sign that resistance to the world’s best-selling herbicide is spreading.
Johnson & Johnson failed to warn doctors of the risks of defective metal hip implants that it didn’t test properly, a lawyer told a Los Angeles jury in the first of 10,000 lawsuits over the device to go to trial.
BP Plc tentatively agreed to put about $20 billion over time into a fund to pay damages resulting from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, with claims administered by the lawyer who oversaw executive compensation under the government’s financial bailout, people familiar with the talks said.