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Litigation Update: Pharmacies’ Petition to Overturn Untimely Dispensing Allegations Granted in the Opioid MDL

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On April 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit unanimously granted the writ of mandamus filed by several major pharmacy chains finding that U.S. District Judge Dan Polster of the Northern District of Ohio, who is presiding over the 2,600 case MDL, improperly allowed dispensing allegations to be added to the complaints … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Pharmacies’ Petition to Overturn Untimely Dispensing Allegations Granted in the Opioid MDL”

Coronavirus Food News Tracker: Best articles on the pandemic and our food system

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U.S. Right to Know is tracking important food-related news about the coronavirus pandemic in this post. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive weekly updates about our food system and breaking news from the U.S. Right to Know investigations, Most recent articles April 18, 2020  The Food Chain’s Weakest Link: Slaughterhouses, by Michael Corkery  and David Yaffe-Bellany, … Continue reading “Coronavirus Food News Tracker: Best articles on the pandemic and our food system”

The Dicamba Papers: Key Documents and Analysis

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Dozens of farmers around the United States are suing the former Monsanto Co., purchased in 2018 by Bayer AG, and conglomerate BASF in an effort to hold the companies accountable for millions of acres of crop damage the farmers claim is due to widespread illegal use of the weed killing chemical dicamba, use  promoted by … Continue reading “The Dicamba Papers: Key Documents and Analysis”

Litigation Update: Opioid Trial Postponed Indefinitely

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The trial in the lawsuit filed by New York State Attorney General Letitia James against a number of major drug companies including Endo Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Allergan Inc., McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp., Rochester Drug Cooperative Inc. and divisions of Johnson & Johnson has been postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing Coronavirus … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Opioid Trial Postponed Indefinitely”

Cross-appeals in first Monsanto Roundup cancer trial to be heard in June

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A California appeals court has set a June hearing for cross appeals resulting from the first-ever trial over  allegations that Monsanto’s herbicides cause cancer. The United States Court of Appeal First Appellate District said Thursday that it was setting a hearing for June 2 in the case of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson v. Monsanto. The hearing … Continue reading “Cross-appeals in first Monsanto Roundup cancer trial to be heard in June”

The Monsanto Papers: Roundup (Glyphosate) Cancer Trials Key Documents & Analysis

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(Scroll down to see trial schedule and see Trial Tracker for detailed updates) Monsanto’s German owner Bayer AG has confirmed that more than 42,700 people have filed suit against Monsanto alleging that exposure to Roundup herbicide caused them or their loved ones to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and that Monsanto covered up the risks.  The current … Continue reading “The Monsanto Papers: Roundup (Glyphosate) Cancer Trials Key Documents & Analysis”

Litigation Update: Date Is Set for Johnson & Johnson’s Appeal

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Despite the fact that the Missouri Supreme Court canceled all in-person arguments in April as a result of the Coronavirus crisis, the Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals in St. Louis has set a date of April 24 for Johnson and Johnson’s appeal of the record-setting $4.69 billion verdict against the company in July 2018. … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Date Is Set for Johnson & Johnson’s Appeal”

Litigation Update: Roundup Advertising Class Action Settled for $39.5 Million

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On March 23, Bayer AG – on behalf of its Monsanto unit – agreed to pay $39.5 million to settle claims that it ran misleading ads for its controversial weed killer, Roundup.  The lead plaintiff in the proposed class filed in the USDC for the Western District of Missouri, Lisa Jones, alleged in her February … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Roundup Advertising Class Action Settled for $39.5 Million”

Litigation Update: New Warnings to be Added to Cigarette Packages and Advertisements

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On Tuesday, March 18th, the FDA released a new set of 11 mandatory graphic warnings to be added to cigarette boxes and advertisements. The FDA stated that smokers have become indifferent to the current warnings and are not aware of some major risks that are well connected to smoking, such as bladder cancer, neck cancer, … Continue reading “Litigation Update: New Warnings to be Added to Cigarette Packages and Advertisements”

Bayer said to be reneging on Roundup settlement deals as virus closes courthouses

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Bayer AG is reneging on negotiated settlements with several U.S. law firms representing thousands of plaintiffs who claim exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicides caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, sources involved in the litigation said on Friday. The reversal comes as U.S. courts are closed to the public because of the spreading coronavirus, eliminating the … Continue reading “Bayer said to be reneging on Roundup settlement deals as virus closes courthouses”

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