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June 4, 2019

SEC awards two financial industry whistleblowers $3 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced an award of $3 million to a pair of whistleblowers who provided original information to the Commission that led to a successful enforcement action involving an alleged securities violation that harmed retail investors.

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June 3, 2019

Milwaukee jury awards $6 million damages to lead poisoned young men

A Milwaukee, Wis., jury has found lead pigment manufacturers The Sherwin-Williams Co., E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., and Armstrong Containers, Inc., responsible for the toxic lead exposures of three young men, all residents of Milwaukee and minors at the time of their lead exposure in their homes. The jury awarded $6 million total, $2 million to each plaintiff.

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April 29, 2019

12.3 million vehicles may have dangerous airbags

NHTSA announced it is expanding its investigation into potentially defective airbags that may fail to deploy in a wreck and that have caused at least eight deaths in the United States. The airbags may not deploy due to “electrical overstress.”

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