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Some U.S. Roundup plaintiffs balk at signing Bayer settlement deals; $160,000 average payout eyed

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Plaintiffs in the U.S. Roundup litigation are starting to learn the details of what Bayer AG’s $10 billion settlement of cancer claims actually means for them individually, and some are not liking what they see. Bayer said in late June it had negotiated settlements with several major plaintiffs’ law firms in a deal that would … Continue reading “Some U.S. Roundup plaintiffs balk at signing Bayer settlement deals; $160,000 average payout eyed”

Gates Foundation’s ‘Failing’ Green Revolution in Africa: New Report By Stacy Malkan

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New research from the Tufts Global Development and Environment Institute levels harsh critiques at the billon dollar Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa By Stacy Malkan Massive investments spent promoting and subsidizing commercial seeds and agrichemicals across Africa have failed to fulfill their purpose of alleviating hunger and lifting small-scale farmers out of poverty, … Continue reading “Gates Foundation’s ‘Failing’ Green Revolution in Africa: New Report By Stacy Malkan”

Litigation Update: 3M Denied of Government Contractor Defense Argument in Earplugs MDL

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U.S. District Judge Casey Rodgers of the Northern District of Florida, who is presiding over the 3M Earplugs (CAEv2) MDL, issued a decision on Monday, July 27th, that denies 3M’s defense for immunity as a government contractor. The judge stated that 3M did not have a contract with the army and that the U.S. Military … Continue reading “Litigation Update: 3M Denied of Government Contractor Defense Argument in Earplugs MDL”

Litigation Update: FDA Issues Warning Letters for the Removal of Flavored E-Cigarettes

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The FDA has issued warning letters to a number of e-cigarettes companies, demanding they remove from the market their flavored disposable e-cigarettes and other e-liquid products that appeal to children because of their failure to comply with the pre market authorization. Mitch Zeller, J.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, stated that although … Continue reading “Litigation Update: FDA Issues Warning Letters for the Removal of Flavored E-Cigarettes”

Litigation Update: Court Rules in Monsanto Appeal

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On Monday, July 20, a California appellate court upheld a jury’s finding in 2018 that Monsanto’s popular weed killer, Roundup, was responsible for causing plaintiff DeWayne Johnson’s cancer.  Appearing before a three-judge Court of Appeals panel, Monsanto, a subsidiary of Bayer AG, argued that the plaintiff had failed to prove either liability or causation; they … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Court Rules in Monsanto Appeal”

Appeals court upholds groundskeeper’s Roundup cancer trial win over Monsanto

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In yet another court loss for Monsanto owner Bayer AG, an appeals court rejected the company’s effort to overturn the trial victory notched by a California school groundskeeper who alleged exposure to Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicides caused him to develop cancer, though the court did say damages should be cut to $20.5 million. The Court of … Continue reading “Appeals court upholds groundskeeper’s Roundup cancer trial win over Monsanto”

WEBINAR: Proof of Claim Process, Trust Process in the Bankruptcy World and the Boy Scouts of America Litigation

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                Verus is pleased to announce its sponsorship of an upcoming Mass Torts Made Perfect Webinar: “Proof of Claim Process, Trust Process in the Bankruptcy World and the Boy Scouts of America Litigation” to be held on July 21 at 2:00 PM (EST). For more information about this … Continue reading “WEBINAR: Proof of Claim Process, Trust Process in the Bankruptcy World and the Boy Scouts of America Litigation”

EPA removes name of U.S. official from warning of glyphosate cancer links

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In an unusual move, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has deleted the name of a high-ranking U.S.  health official from a public comment that warned of cancer links to the weed killing chemical glyphosate and called for a halt to industry manipulation of research. The public comment in question was submitted to the EPA and … Continue reading “EPA removes name of U.S. official from warning of glyphosate cancer links”

Litigation Update: Bayer Delays Plan for Handling Future Roundup Cancer Claims

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After the federal judge overseeing the multi-district litigation indicated in an order filed July 6 that he was skeptical of the proposed settlement, Bayer, owner of Monsanto, agreed to put the plan on handling future cancer claims on hold while negotiations to address the judge’s concerns are underway.  The $1.25 billion plan, filed last month … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Bayer Delays Plan for Handling Future Roundup Cancer Claims”

Remote Depositions Post COVID by Carrie O. Titus, Esq.

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  By Guest Author: Carrie O. Titus, Esq. National Director of Litigation, Asbestos Group Practice Leader | PohlmanUSA Ph: 314.678.5803 | Carrie@pohlmanUSA.com   Lawyers want business as usual, but earlier this year a little thing known as COVID-19 changed the horizon of litigation across the globe. Not only did it alter how you interact with … Continue reading “Remote Depositions Post COVID by Carrie O. Titus, Esq.”

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