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New Roundup cancer trial starting in California

Posted on by Carey Gillam

Lawyers representing a woman suffering from cancer are prepared to face off against Monsanto and its German owner Bayer AG in a California courtroom on Monday in what is set as the fourth trial over allegations Monsanto’s popular Roundup weed killers cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Jury selection in the case of Donnetta Stephens v. Monsanto … Continue reading “New Roundup cancer trial starting in California”

Litigation Update: Claims Dismissed Against Manufacturers of Generic Zantac

Posted on by Edward Lott

The Florida federal judge overseeing the Zantac multidistrict litigation has dismissed all claims, without leave to amend, against manufacturers of ranitidine, the generic or store brand version of the prescription medication Zantac, citing federal law preemption. On July 8, U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg dismissed plaintiffs’ claims that the generic drug manufacturers and suppliers had … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Claims Dismissed Against Manufacturers of Generic Zantac”

Bayer gets lift in pre-trial ruling ahead of Roundup cancer trial

Posted on by Carey Gillam

A California judge gave Monsanto and its German owner Bayer AG a pre-trial boost in a ruling issued Monday, a week before the scheduled start of a new courtroom challenge to the safety of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicides. Judge Gilbert Ochoa of the Superior Court of San Bernardino County in California agreed with Monsanto that federal … Continue reading “Bayer gets lift in pre-trial ruling ahead of Roundup cancer trial”

Monsanto Roundup Trial Tracker: Bayer gets lift in pre-trial ruling ahead of Roundup cancer trial

Posted on by Carey Gillam

March 18, 2019: Jurors Want to Hear From Plaintiff Again Today marks the beginning of the fourth week of the Hardeman V. Monsanto Roundup cancer trial, and jurors were still deliberating over the sole question that they must answer to close out the first phase of the trial and potentially move into the second phase. … Continue reading “Monsanto Roundup Trial Tracker: Bayer gets lift in pre-trial ruling ahead of Roundup cancer trial”

J&J Settles With New York AG and Ends Its National Opioid Sales Ahead of Trial

Posted on by Edward Lott

In a settlement reached on June 26, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay up to $263 million to the state of New York and Nassau and Suffolk counties to resolve the plaintiffs’ claims that the pharmaceutical giant had contributed to the nationwide opioid crisis that has taken nearly 500,000 lives over the last twenty years. … Continue reading “J&J Settles With New York AG and Ends Its National Opioid Sales Ahead of Trial”

Proposed Class Action Sought Over Claims Neutrogena’s Sunscreen Products Are Contaminated

Posted on by Edward Lott

In a complaint filed on June 21, manufacturer Neutrogena Corporation is facing claims that its sunscreen products are contaminated with “dangerously high levels of benzene”, a “carcinogenic impurity linked to leukemia and other cancers”. Stating that both the Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration have determined that benzene causes … Continue reading “Proposed Class Action Sought Over Claims Neutrogena’s Sunscreen Products Are Contaminated”

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