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Another delay for trial set to examine allegation that Syngenta weed killer causes Parkinson’s

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A highly anticipated first-ever trial pitting a group of farmers against the global agricultural giant Syngenta AG over allegations that Syngenta’s paraquat weed killer causes Parkinson’s disease has been delayed again and may not take place at all, according to sources close to the case. The trial in the case of Hoffman V. Syngenta was … Continue reading “Another delay for trial set to examine allegation that Syngenta weed killer causes Parkinson’s”

Judge shoots down Bayer’s plan to limit future Roundup legal liability, issues harsh criticism

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(UPDATED May 27 with Bayer statement about new plans) The federal judge overseeing nationwide Roundup litigation on Wednesday denied Bayer’s latest attempt to limit its legal liability from future cancer claims associated with its glyphosate-based herbicides, citing numerous “glaring flaws” in a settlement proposed to apply to Roundup users who have not yet sued the … Continue reading “Judge shoots down Bayer’s plan to limit future Roundup legal liability, issues harsh criticism”

Judge Chhabria Again Turns Down Effort to Settle Bayer Monsanto Roundup Future Claims

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A federal judge in California has once again turned down an effort to settle potential future cancer claims against Bayer’€™s Monsanto over its Roundup weed killer. Judge Vince Chhabria Judge Vince Chhabria rejected the settlement, dealing a major blow to Bayer Monsanto and to those class action attorneys who initiated the proposal, led by Elizabeth … Continue reading “Judge Chhabria Again Turns Down Effort to Settle Bayer Monsanto Roundup Future Claims”

Litigation Update: 3M Earplug Expert Found Not Qualified in MDL Bellwether Case

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On May 11, presiding Judge M. Casey Rodgers ruled against 3M by finding that one of its experts was not qualified to offer an opinion in the MDL bellwether case that was scheduled to begin trial on May 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.  In precluding mechanical engineer Dennis … Continue reading “Litigation Update: 3M Earplug Expert Found Not Qualified in MDL Bellwether Case”

Judge suggests warning label as part of $2 bln plan to limit Roundup claims

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By Tom Hals A U.S. judge suggested on Wednesday that Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) include a warning label on Roundup as part of a proposed $2 billion settlement to resolve future claims that the top-selling weedkiller causes cancer. Bayer asked U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco to give preliminary approval for the settlement deal, … Continue reading “Judge suggests warning label as part of $2 bln plan to limit Roundup claims”

Why we are researching the origins of SARS-CoV-2, biosafety labs and GOF research

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See the Biohazards Blog for updates on our investigation, and we are posting documents from our investigation here. Sign up here to receive weekly updates.  In July 2020, U.S. Right to Know began submitting public records requests in pursuit of data from public institutions in an effort to discover what is known about the origins of … Continue reading “Why we are researching the origins of SARS-CoV-2, biosafety labs and GOF research”

Key Court Hearing Wednesday in Bayer Cancer Liability Litigation

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(UPDATED May 18 with pretrial order) As Bayer AG works to put an end to costly litigation over alleged connections between Roundup herbicide and cancer, the company faces a critical hearing on Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco. At issue in the hearing is a proposed $2 billion class action settlement structured by Bayer … Continue reading “Key Court Hearing Wednesday in Bayer Cancer Liability Litigation”

Litigation Update: Allergan Motion to Dismiss Denied in Breast Implant Cases

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On May 5, Judge Rachelle L. Harz of the New Jersey Superior Court denied in part Allergan’s motion to dismiss the master long-form complaint filed by the plaintiffs in the multi-county litigation (MCL) consolidated in June, 2020 to provide centralized case management for the Biocell Textured Breast Implant cases filed against Allergan, Inc. and Allergan … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Allergan Motion to Dismiss Denied in Breast Implant Cases”

Another loss for Bayer over Roundup cancer claims as appeals court shoots down preemption argument

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In a blow to Monsanto owner Bayer AG’s bid to block continued liability over Roundup cancer litigation, a federal appeals court shot down the company’s argument that federal regulatory backing of the company’s herbicides preempts claims made by cancer patient Edwin Hardeman. In a ruling issued Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth … Continue reading “Another loss for Bayer over Roundup cancer claims as appeals court shoots down preemption argument”

U.S. appeals court upholds $25 mln Roundup verdict in blow to Bayer

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Article Written By Tom Hals, Reuters A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a $25 million judgment and trial verdict finding Bayer’s Roundup caused a California resident’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma, dealing a blow to the chemical company’s hopes of limiting its legal risk over the weed-killer. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Franciscorejected … Continue reading “U.S. appeals court upholds $25 mln Roundup verdict in blow to Bayer”

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