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Plaintiffs in Mass Tort Cases Not Happy With Their Lawyers

Posted on by Edward Lott

Reprinted from Corporate Crime Reporter https://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/plaintiffs-in-mass-tort-cases-not-happy-with-their-lawyers/ Plaintiffs in mass tort cases are generally not happy with their lawyers. Elizabeth Chamblee Burch University of Georgia School of Law That’s according to a new study Perceptions of Justice in Multidistrict Litigation: Voices from the Crowd by University of Georgia Law Professor Elizabeth Burch and Margaret S. Williams, … Continue reading “Plaintiffs in Mass Tort Cases Not Happy With Their Lawyers”

EPA exposed for hiding chemical risks, favoring corporate interests

Posted on by Carey Gillam

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”

Bayer Roundup trial goes virtual, and it does not go well

Posted on by Carey Gillam

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”

Covid delays one Roundup cancer trial while another looms

Posted on by Carey Gillam

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 Faces Mounting Injury Lawsuits for Recalled CPAP Machines

Posted on by Edward Lott

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”

Bayer seeks U.S. Supreme Court review of Roundup trial loss

Posted on by Carey Gillam

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”

Litigation Update: Monsanto Loses Appeal of Roundup Litigation Jury Award

Posted on by Edward Lott

Monsanto has lost its appeal to overturn the jury trial results and an $87 million award to plaintiffs Alberta and Alva Pilliod.  The Court of Appeal of the State of California, First Appellate District, sided with trial judge Alameda Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith and found no improper behavior on the part of the Pilliods’ … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Monsanto Loses Appeal of Roundup Litigation Jury Award”

Litigation Update: Latest Opioid Litigation Developments

Posted on by Edward Lott

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”

Litigation Update: U.S. District Court Denies 3M’s New Trial Motion in Earplug Litigation

Posted on by Edward Lott

In an order filed on August 9, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida denied earplug manufacturer 3M’s motion for a new trial, stating that 3M and its predecessor Aearo, LLC, had failed to prove that it had been prejudiced in the first bellwether trial held in the multidistrict litigation in … Continue reading “Litigation Update: U.S. District Court Denies 3M’s New Trial Motion in Earplug Litigation”

Scientist testifies in Roundup trial; judge reverses ruling that had helped Monsanto

Posted on by Carey Gillam

A former U.S. government scientist testifying in the fourth Roundup cancer trial to be held in the United States told a California jury this week that multiple research studies conducted over many years show an “almost certain” connection between Monsanto glyphosate-based herbicides and cancer. Christopher Portier, who is testifying as expert witness on behalf of … Continue reading “Scientist testifies in Roundup trial; judge reverses ruling that had helped Monsanto”

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