NEW FIAT CHRYSLER LAWSUITS FILED FOLLOWING ACTOR’S DEATH

More than a dozen lawsuits have now been filed against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the maker of the Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicle that was involved in the death of actor Anton Yelchin. As the Hollywood Reporter reports, the lawsuits, which have come from seven different states, have been consolidated and will be handled in the Eastern District of Michigan.

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REPORT CALLS FOR FEDERAL WORKERS’ COMP STANDARDS

A “race to the bottom.” That is how a new report from the Labor Department describes the trend of recently passed workers’ compensation laws in states all over the country. The agency’s alarming findings, they conclude, justify an examination of how federal intervention would help standardize these systems and help injured workers receive the relief they deserve.

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