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”
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”
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”
Ken Moll is girding for battle. Moll, a Chicago-based personal injury attorney, has dozens of lawsuits pending against the former Monsanto Co., all alleging the company’s Roundup weed killers cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and he is now preparing several of those cases for trial. Moll’s firm is one of a handful that have refused settlement offers … Continue reading “New Roundup cancer trials loom despite Bayer settlement efforts”
The first bellwether trial brought by former military service members against 3M and predecessor, Aearo LLC for allegedly defective earplugs started March 29 in Pensacola, FL. The plaintiffs include three Army veterans who claim that from 2003-2015, 3M knowingly provided defective CAEv2 earplugs to the military that failed to protect them from tinnitus and hearing … Continue reading “Litigation Update: First 3M Earplugs Bellwether Trial Starts”
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