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Litigation Update: Verdicts Against J&J and Imerys Overturned in Talc Lawsuit

Posted on by Edward Lott

On April 28, a New Jersey appeals court overturned $117 million in compensatory and punitive damages awarded to plaintiffs Stephen Lanzo and his wife, Kendra, and ordered new trials be held in the talc contamination lawsuit against defendants Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America.  The Lanzos had sued the two companies alleging that Mr. … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Verdicts Against J&J and Imerys Overturned in Talc Lawsuit”

Trial lawyers accuse Monsanto, Bayer of “pay-to-appeal scheme,” allege “fraud”

Posted on by Carey Gillam

The lawyers who led the nationwide U.S. Roundup litigation through three trial victories and forced Monsanto owner Bayer AG into an $11 billion settlement have notified a federal court that they have uncovered evidence of fraud in a secret deal between Monsanto and a lone plaintiff’s lawyer who has not been active in the litigation … Continue reading “Trial lawyers accuse Monsanto, Bayer of “pay-to-appeal scheme,” allege “fraud””

Litigation Update: $4.8 Million Verdict Against Talc Supplier

Posted on by Edward Lott

In the first civil jury trial in Los Angeles County since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the jury awarded a $4.8 million verdict to a 73-year old Vietnam War veteran against talc supplier Whittaker Clark & Daniels (WCD). WCD was for decades one of the largest cosmetic talc suppliers in the … Continue reading “Litigation Update: $4.8 Million Verdict Against Talc Supplier”

International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is a Food Industry Lobby Group

Posted on by Carey Gillam

The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is a corporate-funded nonprofit organization based in Washington DC, with 17 affiliated chapters around the world. ILSI describes itself as a group that conducts “science for the public good” and “improves human health and well-being and safeguards the environment.” However, investigations by academics, journalists and public interest researchers show … Continue reading “International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is a Food Industry Lobby Group”

Litigation Update: Consolidation Requested for Paraquat Lawsuits

Posted on by Edward Lott

Two separate requests have been made for the JPML to consolidate at least 14 lawsuits involving the herbicide Paraquat amidst claims that the chemical manufactured and sold by Syngenta and Chevron causes Parkinson’s disease. Paul Rakoczy has requested that the MDL consolidation be venued in the Northern District of California, arguing in his motion that … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Consolidation Requested for Paraquat Lawsuits”

Litigation Update: Opioid MDL Developments

Posted on by Edward Lott

In response to motions opposing additional bellwether trials filed on March 26 and March 29 by the nations’ biggest pharmacy chains, Judge Aaron Dan Polster issued an order rejecting the objections and reaffirming his plan to schedule an additional five trials in the coming months. In their filings in March, pharmacy chains CVS Health Corp., … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Opioid MDL Developments”

Pesticide With Links to Parkinson’s Under Petition for MDL Docket

Posted on by Carey Gillam

Syngenta, the manufacturer of the commercial-strength pesticide paraquat, is seeing mounting legal troubles. A new petition on March 25, filed on behalf of Paul Rakoczy, identifies 14 lawsuits in six federal judicial districts that link paraquat exposure to Parkinson’s disease diagnoses. This petition was submitted to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation with the intention … Continue reading “Pesticide With Links to Parkinson’s Under Petition for MDL Docket”

Federal court rejects Syngenta’s bid to toss lawsuit over paraquat herbicide

Posted on by Carey Gillam

A federal judge has denied Swiss chemical company Syngenta’s effort to throw out one of a growing number of lawsuits alleging the company’s weed killing products cause Parkinson’s Disease. The decision offers a boost for the expanding number of law firms and plaintiffs making similar claims. In an April 12 ruling, U.S. District Judge John … Continue reading “Federal court rejects Syngenta’s bid to toss lawsuit over paraquat herbicide”

Paraquat Trial Tracker

Posted on by Carey Gillam

The post Paraquat Trial Tracker appeared first on U.S. Right to Know. his blog by Carey Gillam is updated regularly with news and tips about the lawsuits involving Paraquat-based weed killer products. See our Paraquat Papers pages for court and discovery documents, related stories. April 13, 2021 Federal court rejects Syngenta’s bid to toss lawsuit over paraquat herbicide … Continue reading “Paraquat Trial Tracker”

Move to consolidate U.S. paraquat litigation as cases mount against Syngenta

Posted on by Carey Gillam

Lawyers suing Swiss chemical company Syngenta are asking a U.S. judicial panel to consolidate more than a dozen similar lawsuits under the oversight of a federal judge in California. The move is a telling sign of the expansion of litigation that alleges the company’s weed killing products cause Parkinson’s Disease. According to the motion, filed … Continue reading “Move to consolidate U.S. paraquat litigation as cases mount against Syngenta”

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