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Facebook and ForLawFirmsOnly Marketing

Posted on by Edward Lott

A letter to our clients: The groups – the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, Sleeping Giants, Color of Change, Free Press and Common Sense – asked “large Facebook advertisers to show they will not support a company that puts profit over safety, and Facebook’s long history of allowing racist, violent and verifiably false content to run … Continue reading “Facebook and ForLawFirmsOnly Marketing”

Scandals, compensation programs lead Catholic clergy sex abuse complaints to quadruple in 2019 By Michelle Boorstein 

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By Michelle Boorstein  June 26, 2020 at 5:51 p.m. EDT The number of allegations of Catholic clergy sex abuse of minors more than quadrupled in 2019 compared to the average in the previous five years, U.S. church officials reported this week, in part the result of new church-run compensation programs for victims as well as … Continue reading “Scandals, compensation programs lead Catholic clergy sex abuse complaints to quadruple in 2019 By Michelle Boorstein “

Challenge eyed to class action plan for Bayer Roundup settlement

Posted on by Carey Gillam

A plan to delay any new Roundup cancer claims for years and shift the key question of whether or not the weed killer causes cancer from a jury to a hand-picked panel of scientists faces potential opposition from some of the plaintiffs’ attorneys who initiated and led the mass tort claims against Roundup maker Monsanto, … Continue reading “Challenge eyed to class action plan for Bayer Roundup settlement”

2020 Mid Year Update: Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation Outlook

Posted on by Edward Lott

While many courtrooms across the country were closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are several mass torts that continued making significant progress despite the legal hiatus. Two of these were cited in our 2020 forecast: JUUL The JUUL MDL (Northern District of California) has continued to move forward since the end of 2019. … Continue reading “2020 Mid Year Update: Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation Outlook”

Roundup cancer attorney pleads guilty to extortion attempt

Posted on by Carey Gillam

A Virginia lawyer who helped represent the first Roundup cancer plaintiff to take Monsanto to trial pleaded guilty on Friday to trying to extort $200 million from a chemical compound supplier to Monsanto. Timothy Litzenburg, 38, admitted to a scheme in which he and another lawyer threatened to inflict substantial “financial and reputational harm” on … Continue reading “Roundup cancer attorney pleads guilty to extortion attempt”

New Boys Scouts Lawsuit Shows Longtime Issue

Posted on by Edward Lott

A legal action recently filed in Montana against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) accusing it of failing to prevent the sexual abuse of scouts. The plaintiff claims he was subjected to sexual abuse at a BSA camp decades ago. In this case, the alleged abuser was criminally charged and plead guilty in the 1970’s, … Continue reading “New Boys Scouts Lawsuit Shows Longtime Issue”

Big Ag groups argue court cannot tell EPA when to ban dicamba

Posted on by Carey Gillam

The heaviest of Big Ag’s heavy hitters told a federal court it should not try to stop GMO cotton and soybean farmers from using illegal dicamba weed killers through the end of July, despite the court’s order earlier this month for an immediate ban. Six national trade associations, all of which have long-standing financial ties … Continue reading “Big Ag groups argue court cannot tell EPA when to ban dicamba”

Panicked chemical giants seek leeway in court ban on their weed killers

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Citing an “emergency,” chemical giants BASF and DuPont have asked a federal court to allow them to intervene in a case in which the court earlier this month ordered their dicamba herbicides to be immediately banned along with a dicamba product made by Monsanto owner Bayer AG. The action by the chemical companies follows a … Continue reading “Panicked chemical giants seek leeway in court ban on their weed killers”

Roundup cancer plaintiffs eagerly await settlement news

Posted on by Carey Gillam

Thousands of cancer patients and their families around the United States were notified this week that a comprehensive settlement of their claims against the former Monsanto Co. should be announced before the end of the month. Though specific settlement amounts for specific plaintiffs are still to be determined, groups of plaintiffs have been told to … Continue reading “Roundup cancer plaintiffs eagerly await settlement news”

Litigation Update: Talc Lawsuits Developments for Chanel, L’Oreal and Imerys

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In the wake of lawsuits filed against Chanel and other manufacturers and sellers, linking cancer to their talc products, the company, along with cosmetic giants Revlon and L’Oreal are considering alternatives to talc in some of their products.  Chanel has removed talc from a loose face powder and discontinued its talc body powder.  Revlon has … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Talc Lawsuits Developments for Chanel, L’Oreal and Imerys”

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