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What’s It Like to Live With Parkinson’s Disease?

Posted on by Edward Lott

If you represent people chronically injured due to paraquat exposure, there’s a good chance they will have Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder. Studies have found that paraquat, an herbicide, damages nerve cells. One 2011 study estimates those exposed to paraquat have 2.5 times the risk of having Parkinson’s compared to the general population. What are … Continue reading “What’s It Like to Live With Parkinson’s Disease?”

Litigation Update: Bayer AG Announces End of RoundUp U.S. Residential Sales

Posted on by Edward Lott

On July 29, in an update to investors on its five point plan addressing future litigation, agrochemical manufacturer Bayer AG announced that it would end U.S. residential sales of its glyphosate-based herbicides, including its flagship product, Roundup, and would remove the current versions of the products from the shelves by 2023. In response to the … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Bayer AG Announces End of RoundUp U.S. Residential Sales”

Reducing Stress and Risk in Mass Torts

Posted on by Edward Lott

Tort is a legal term defined as a ‘wrongful action’ that causes injury to another. This injury could include physical injury, mental anguish, financial loss, or property damage. A mass tort, therefore, is a single wrongful action that causes injury to multiple people. These injured victims can come together to file a single mass tort … Continue reading “Reducing Stress and Risk in Mass Torts”

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”

Another loss for Bayer over Roundup cancer claims as appeals court shoots down preemption argument

Posted on by Carey Gillam

In a blow to Monsanto owner Bayer AG’s bid to block continued liability over Roundup cancer litigation, a federal appeals court shot down the company’s argument that federal regulatory backing of the company’s herbicides preempts claims made by cancer patient Edwin Hardeman. In a ruling issued Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth … Continue reading “Another loss for Bayer over Roundup cancer claims as appeals court shoots down preemption argument”

U.S. appeals court upholds $25 mln Roundup verdict in blow to Bayer

Posted on by Edward Lott

Article Written By Tom Hals, Reuters A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a $25 million judgment and trial verdict finding Bayer’s Roundup caused a California resident’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma, dealing a blow to the chemical company’s hopes of limiting its legal risk over the weed-killer. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Franciscorejected … Continue reading “U.S. appeals court upholds $25 mln Roundup verdict in blow to Bayer”

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