The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a long and well-documented history of questionable conduct when it comes to regulation of chemicals important to the profit centers for many large and powerful corporations. Numerous examples show a pattern of agency actions that allow for the use of dangerous chemicals by consumers, farmers, groundskeepers and others … Continue reading “EPA exposed for hiding chemical risks, favoring corporate interests”
In fits and starts, and with a good dose of frustration over technical difficulties, a California trial pitting an elderly cancer victim against Monsanto owner Bayer AG resumed on Monday in a virtual format after in-person proceedings were suspended last week, reportedly due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19. Due to an array of … Continue reading “Bayer Roundup trial goes virtual, and it does not go well”
The California trial pitting an elderly cancer victim against Monsanto owner Bayer AG has been delayed due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19, with proceedings now expected to resume next week in a virtual format via Zoom. Lawyers for plaintiff Donnetta Stephens say that she was a regular user of Monsanto’s glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide … Continue reading “Covid delays one Roundup cancer trial while another looms”
Philips is facing a growing number of individual injury and class action lawsuits related to its June 2021 recall of millions of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines for potential injuries, including cancer. The lawsuits claim Philips CPAP devices are defective and the company failed to warn the public. Individual injury lawsuits seek compensation for … Continue reading “Philips Faces Mounting Injury Lawsuits for Recalled CPAP Machines”
Monsanto owner Bayer AG on Monday filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking the high court’s review of one of its trial losses in the nationwide Roundup cancer litigation. The move is widely seen as Bayer’s best hope for putting an end to claims that exposure to Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicides, such as the … Continue reading “Bayer seeks U.S. Supreme Court review of Roundup trial loss”
There have been a number of developments on the opioid litigation front in the last week. Drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals and its lawyers from Arnold & Porter are battling allegations that they withheld damaging evidence from the parties by failing to respond to discovery requests and to timely disclose records of the company’s misleading marketing tactics … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Latest Opioid Litigation Developments”
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