Article in the Wall Street Journal — Bayer Strives to End Lawsuits Over Roundup—While Still Selling It, by Laura Kusisto, Ruth Bender, and Jacob Bunge. https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/2020/02/bayer-strives-to-settle-lawsuits-while-roundup-still-on-the-market.html
On Friday, February 7, arguments were underway in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals as drug distributors and municipalities sought to overturn a federal district judge’s certification of a ”negotiation class” tasked with achieving a global settlement between the pharmaceutical companies and the 30,000 cities and counties in the United States affected by the widespread … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Opioid MDL “Negotiation Class””
On February 6th, the JPML released an order that will send over 140 lawsuits involving injuries caused by the heartburn medication Zantac to the Southern District of Florida. The judge assigned to preside over the consolidated cases, The Honorable Robin L. Rosenberg, will have the opportunity to oversee her first MDL. Although other districts such … Continue reading “Litigation Upate: Zantac Lawsuits Head to Southern Florida”
A recent study done by The Environmental Working Group (EWG) on the drinking water supplies of dozens of U.S. cities reveals that PFAS (as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances are more commonly known) are far more prevalent than previously believed. PFAS are known as “forever chemicals” because of the way they can accumulate and remain inside … Continue reading “The Potential Hazard of “Forever Chemicals””
Settlement talks between the parties are ongoing as a judge in California excused 16 jurors on Friday, January 31. In an effort to avoid derailing ongoing discussions, the parties agreed to the last minute continuance in the hopes an agreement could be reached to resolve the over 42,000 pending claims that allege Monsanto’s popular weed … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Roundup Trials Postponed”
Settlement talks in the Roundup litigation have not yet yielded a resolution, prompting the judges in lawsuits pending in California and Missouri to forge ahead. In St. Louis last week, before opening statements were set to begin, jurors were told that the case involving four plaintiffs had been postponed indefinitely as Bayer AG and the … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Roundup Settlement Talks”
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