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Litigation Update: JPML Transfers Paraquat Cases to Illinois

Posted on by Edward Lott

On June 7, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation centralized the paraquat litigation pending against defendants Syngenta and Chevron involving the herbicide in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, citing in its order “the convenience of the parties and witnesses” and the promotion of “the just and efficient conduct of … Continue reading “Litigation Update: JPML Transfers Paraquat Cases to Illinois”

Elderly woman to take on Monsanto in next trial over cancer claims

Posted on by Carey Gillam

An elderly California woman who was a regular user of Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer for more than 30 years is set as the next person to try to prove that exposure to the chemical causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a claim already won by plaintiffs in three previous trials. The case of Donnetta Stephens v. Monsanto is … Continue reading “Elderly woman to take on Monsanto in next trial over cancer claims”

Litigation Update: Federal Jury Clears 3M in Second Earplug MDL Bellwether Trial

Posted on by Edward Lott

On May 28, a federal court jury in Pensacola, FL found 3M not liable after less than one day of deliberation in the second bellwether trial held in the Combat Arms Earplug Version 2 (CAEv2) multi-district litigation.  The jury determined that 3M was not responsible for the tinnitus and hearing loss injuries suffered by veteran … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Federal Jury Clears 3M in Second Earplug MDL Bellwether Trial”

Litigation Update: Software Developer Clearview AI Asks Illinois Judge to Dismiss MDL Claims

Posted on by Edward Lott

At a hearing held May 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the facial recognition developer Clearview AI asked Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman to dismiss the consolidated complaint, arguing that its collection and dissemination of data is protected under both the First Amendment and the Illinois Constitution. Clearview maintains a … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Software Developer Clearview AI Asks Illinois Judge to Dismiss MDL Claims”

Another delay for trial set to examine allegation that Syngenta weed killer causes Parkinson’s

Posted on by Carey Gillam

A highly anticipated first-ever trial pitting a group of farmers against the global agricultural giant Syngenta AG over allegations that Syngenta’s paraquat weed killer causes Parkinson’s disease has been delayed again and may not take place at all, according to sources close to the case. The trial in the case of Hoffman V. Syngenta was … Continue reading “Another delay for trial set to examine allegation that Syngenta weed killer causes Parkinson’s”

Judge shoots down Bayer’s plan to limit future Roundup legal liability, issues harsh criticism

Posted on by Carey Gillam

(UPDATED May 27 with Bayer statement about new plans) The federal judge overseeing nationwide Roundup litigation on Wednesday denied Bayer’s latest attempt to limit its legal liability from future cancer claims associated with its glyphosate-based herbicides, citing numerous “glaring flaws” in a settlement proposed to apply to Roundup users who have not yet sued the … Continue reading “Judge shoots down Bayer’s plan to limit future Roundup legal liability, issues harsh criticism”

Judge Chhabria Again Turns Down Effort to Settle Bayer Monsanto Roundup Future Claims

Posted on by Edward Lott

A federal judge in California has once again turned down an effort to settle potential future cancer claims against Bayer’€™s Monsanto over its Roundup weed killer. Judge Vince Chhabria Judge Vince Chhabria rejected the settlement, dealing a major blow to Bayer Monsanto and to those class action attorneys who initiated the proposal, led by Elizabeth … Continue reading “Judge Chhabria Again Turns Down Effort to Settle Bayer Monsanto Roundup Future Claims”

Litigation Update: 3M Earplug Expert Found Not Qualified in MDL Bellwether Case

Posted on by Edward Lott

On May 11, presiding Judge M. Casey Rodgers ruled against 3M by finding that one of its experts was not qualified to offer an opinion in the MDL bellwether case that was scheduled to begin trial on May 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.  In precluding mechanical engineer Dennis … Continue reading “Litigation Update: 3M Earplug Expert Found Not Qualified in MDL Bellwether Case”

Judge suggests warning label as part of $2 bln plan to limit Roundup claims

Posted on by Edward Lott

By Tom Hals A U.S. judge suggested on Wednesday that Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) include a warning label on Roundup as part of a proposed $2 billion settlement to resolve future claims that the top-selling weedkiller causes cancer. Bayer asked U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco to give preliminary approval for the settlement deal, … Continue reading “Judge suggests warning label as part of $2 bln plan to limit Roundup claims”

Why we are researching the origins of SARS-CoV-2, biosafety labs and GOF research

Posted on by Carey Gillam

See the Biohazards Blog for updates on our investigation, and we are posting documents from our investigation here. Sign up here to receive weekly updates.  In July 2020, U.S. Right to Know began submitting public records requests in pursuit of data from public institutions in an effort to discover what is known about the origins of … Continue reading “Why we are researching the origins of SARS-CoV-2, biosafety labs and GOF research”

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