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Litigation Update: 3M Awaits Decision on Attorney-Client Privilege Question

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There have been several new developments in the 3M Combat Arms Earplugs litigation—one of the largest consumer mass torts ever. 3M has filed a motion in Phoenix Federal Court requesting the judge to render a decision in response to its request to force Top Class Actions (TCA), a website that refers readers to plaintiffs’ lawyers, … Continue reading “Litigation Update: 3M Awaits Decision on Attorney-Client Privilege Question”

Litigation Update: Plaintiffs in Teva IUD Cases File Motion for Consolidation under an MDL

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In a motion filed on Thursday, September 24th, women who have been injured by ParaGuard IUD have petitioned the JPML to consolidate the 55 cases under one MDL, stating that the issues among the claimants are the same. The device was originally owned by Teva Pharmaceuticals (2009 to 2017) and then sold to Cooper Companies … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Plaintiffs in Teva IUD Cases File Motion for Consolidation under an MDL”

Roundup cancer trials still a threat to Bayer, but settlement talks progressing

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Lawyers for Monsanto owner Bayer AG and for plaintiffs suing Monsanto told a federal judge on Thursday that they were continuing to make progress in settling sweeping nationwide litigation brought by people who claim Monsanto’s Roundup caused them to develop cancer. In a video hearing, Bayer lawyer William Hoffman told U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria … Continue reading “Roundup cancer trials still a threat to Bayer, but settlement talks progressing”

Human Trafficking on the Rise During COVID: Corporate America Can Better Protect Victims of Human Trafficking

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For victims of human trafficking, COVID-19 has made this unimaginable situation even worse. Lockdowns and curfews due to the pandemic, which further isolate victims, have limited the ability for authorities to identify and remove victims from exploitive situations and have driven human trafficking further underground. This means that the number of victims of human trafficking … Continue reading “Human Trafficking on the Rise During COVID: Corporate America Can Better Protect Victims of Human Trafficking”

FDA To Host Public Meeting on Safety Communications about Medical Devices

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The FDA has announced that it will be hosting an open meeting about the agency’s safety communications on medical devices to take place on November 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET. The objective of the meeting is to share with the public the current practices the FDA’s has in place to communicate … Continue reading “FDA To Host Public Meeting on Safety Communications about Medical Devices”

Litigation Update: 3M Sued for PFAs Contamination by New Jersey Town

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Last Friday, September 11th, Hopatcong Borough filed a federal lawsuit against 3M on alleged charges of contamination of their water supply with PFAs. PFAs, or “forever chemicals”, are known for their failure to break down and their ability to remain in the environment and in the human body. Scientific research has shown that these chemicals … Continue reading “Litigation Update: 3M Sued for PFAs Contamination by New Jersey Town”

Bayer inks deals with three Roundup cancer law firms as settlement progresses

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Bayer AG has reached final settlement terms with three major law firms representing thousands of plaintiffs who claim exposure to Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicides caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The new deals have been  made with California-based Baum Hedlund Aristei &  Goldman law firm; the Andrus Wagstaff firm from Colorado; and the Moore Law Group … Continue reading “Bayer inks deals with three Roundup cancer law firms as settlement progresses”

Litigation Update: Vaping and Flavored Tobacco Products Lawsuits

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The Washington state attorney general has filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court against Juul Inc., alleging that the company knowingly targeted minors in its marketing campaign on social media in an effort to push its products on young consumers. In the suit, Attorney Bob Ferguson claimed that in using young models, brightly colored … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Vaping and Flavored Tobacco Products Lawsuits”

Glyphosate in chicken poop used as fertilizer is hurting food production, researchers say

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Scientists brought more bad news to light regarding the widely used herbicide glyphosate, better known as Roundup, in a new research paper published this month. Researchers from the University of Turku in Finland revealed in a paper published in the journal  Science of The Total Environment that manure from poultry used as fertilizer can decrease … Continue reading “Glyphosate in chicken poop used as fertilizer is hurting food production, researchers say”

Key pesticide industry PR group CBI closes; GMO Answers moves to CropLife

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The Council for Biotechnology Information (CBI), a major public relations initiative launched two decades ago by leading agrichemical companies to persuade the public to accept GMOs and pesticides, has shut down. A spokesperson confirmed via email that CBI “dissolved at the end of 2019, and its assets, including the GMO Answers platform, were transferred to … Continue reading “Key pesticide industry PR group CBI closes; GMO Answers moves to CropLife”

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