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9th District reverses Goodyear shareholder suit ruling

A group of shareholders sued 14 current and former directors and officers of Goodyear Rubber & Tire Company for allegedly concealing safety issues related to the company’s G159 tire.
The Steven A. Ettinger Inc. Profit Sharing Plan alleged Goodyear executives breached their fiduciary duties, engaged in fraudulent conduc ... (full story)

Akron Bar welcomes new president, Barberton-style

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Typically, the Akron Bar Association’s Annual Meeting is a formal, sit-down event held inside at a banquet hall.
But the past year was anything but typical, so Executive Director C. Allen Nichols and the rest of the Akron Bar staff wanted this year’s meeting to reflect that.
So on June 24, more than 170 associat ... (full story)

We work with dangerous pathogens in a downtown Boston biocontainment lab – here's why you can feel safe about our research

(THE CONVERSATION) Microbiologist Ronald Corley has gone to work every day throughout the pandemic as director of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories. Within this secure lab facility in Boston, scientists study pathogens as diverse as tuberculosis, Ebola virus, yellow fever virus and Zika virus. Many investigators ... (full story)

How the presence of humans can disturb wildlife up to half a mile away

(THE CONVERSATION) Millions of Americans are traveling this summer as pandemic restrictions wind down. Rental bookings and crowds in national parks show that many people are headed for the great outdoors.
Seeing animals and birds is one of the main draws of spending time in nature. But as researchers who study conservation, wild ... (full story)

Column: Why some younger evangelicals are leaving the faith

(THE CONVERSATION) The extent to which the number of white evangelicals have declined in the United States has been laid bare in a new report by the Public Religion Research Institute's2020 Census on American Religion.
The institute's study found that only 14% of Americans identify as white evangelical today. This is a drastic d ... (full story)