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Litigation against Syngenta grows; lawyers fight over evidence and trial dates

Posted on by Carey Gillam

Syngenta AG is facing a growing number of U.S. lawsuits over allegations that its paraquat herbicide causes Parkinson’s disease, with a Fresno, California man pushing for an expedited trial that potentially would start within the next few months, and multiple plaintiffs’ lawyers jockeying for power and influence over future trial proceedings. Plaintiff George Isaak used … Continue reading “Litigation against Syngenta grows; lawyers fight over evidence and trial dates”

Monsanto lawyer cross-examines cancer patient over her claims Roundup caused her disease

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A California woman suing Monsanto over allegations that her use of Roundup weed killer caused her to develop cancer testified Monday that she had a hard time remembering many details about the extent of her use of the pesticide, struggling to answer several questions posed by a Monsanto attorney. In cross examination, Monsanto attorney Bart … Continue reading “Monsanto lawyer cross-examines cancer patient over her claims Roundup caused her disease”

Son testifies about his mother’s cancer alleged due to Roundup exposure

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A woman suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma was a devoted user of Roundup herbicide for decades before she became ill, her son testified Tuesday in a California trial that marks the fourth such trial pitting a cancer victim against Roundup maker Monsanto. Under questioning by a lawyer representing plaintiff Donetta Stephens, her son David Stephens recalled … Continue reading “Son testifies about his mother’s cancer alleged due to Roundup exposure”

EPA whistleblower testifies her advocacy for stronger health protections drew agency retaliation

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Children’s health expert Ruth Etzel on Monday testified in a public hearing that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) worked to silence and harass her, removing her from a top-level position after she complained about agency delays in advancing a lead poisoning prevention program. In testimony before Merit Systems Protection Board Judge Joel Alexander,  Etzel described … Continue reading “EPA whistleblower testifies her advocacy for stronger health protections drew agency retaliation”

Monsanto Roundup Claims Heating Up in Court

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By Michelle Llamas Edited By Sophia Clifton The post Monsanto Roundup Claims Heating Up in Court appeared first on ConsumerNotice.org. A nine-year-old California boy with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma will become the focus of the next scheduled jury trial involving Roundup, the controversial weed killer and the target of thousands of personal injury claims. The trial, which … Continue reading “Monsanto Roundup Claims Heating Up in Court”

Plaintiffs in Mass Tort Cases Not Happy With Their Lawyers

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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

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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

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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”

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