Product Liability Statute of Limitations for Latent Injuries

Courts are increasingly siding with victims when it comes to long-delayed diagnosis of serious or fatal injury resulting from the use of dangerous or defective products. A lawsuit filed by former NFL football players against helmet maker Riddell has been revived after players took their case to an Appellate Court in the wake of a … Continue reading “Product Liability Statute of Limitations for Latent Injuries”

Nina Federoff: Mobilizing the authority of American science to back Monsanto

Key points: As a president and board chair of AAAS from 2011-2013, Dr. Federoff advanced agrichemical industry policy objectives. She now works for a lobbying firm. Documents obtained by U.S. Right to Know show how public relations and lobbying efforts are coordinated behind the scenes among the agrichemical industry, front groups and academics who appear … Continue reading “Nina Federoff: Mobilizing the authority of American science to back Monsanto”

What You Need to Know About IVC Filter Complications

By Shannon Burton Inferior vena cava, or IVC, filters are used when a patient is at risk for pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary embolisms happen when a blood clot travels into the lungs, and they are extremely dangerous. IVC filters work to prevent embolisms by capturing clots before they can travel to the lungs, keeping them in … Continue reading “What You Need to Know About IVC Filter Complications”

Guest Post − How Much Is Too Much Deference To FDA Warning Letters in Consumer Class Actions?

Today’s guest post is by Camille L. Fletcher and Joshua Kipnees, both with Patterson Belknap.  We actually sought out this guest post, which is rare.  We first saw it on one of Patterson’s in-house firm blogs, and it was one of those rare law firm posts that did more than describe a case, offer a couple … Continue reading “Guest Post − How Much Is Too Much Deference To FDA Warning Letters in Consumer Class Actions?”

Bayer Internal Emails Says Seeks to “Regain Public Trust” Amid Monsanto Mess

With legal and shareholder pressure mounting, Bayer AG on Thursday was preparing to launch an initiative to “regain public trust” after its acquisition last year of Monsanto Co. brought Bayer thousands of lawsuits filed by cancer victims and damning revelations of corporate deception surrounding years of health concerns about Monsanto’s glyphosate-based Roundup herbicides. The plan … Continue reading “Bayer Internal Emails Says Seeks to “Regain Public Trust” Amid Monsanto Mess”

Monsanto, Bayer Struggle to Keep Up with Growing Roundup Cancer Litigation

Turmoil both in and outside courtrooms appears to be growing for Monsanto, a unit of German owner Bayer AG, as the company works to meet overlapping deadlines for appeal actions in the three Roundup cancer trials Monsanto has lost so far at the same time that the company must prepare for new trials at the … Continue reading “Monsanto, Bayer Struggle to Keep Up with Growing Roundup Cancer Litigation”

Tracking the Agrichemical Industry Propaganda Network

Propaganda: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view Just four corporations now control more than 60% of the global supply of seeds and pesticides. Public oversight of their activities is crucial for a safe and healthy food supply. Yet all of … Continue reading “Tracking the Agrichemical Industry Propaganda Network”

Missouri Federal Court Finds No Specific Jurisdiction over Kansas Knee Implant

Missouri courts keep showing us surprisingly good things on the personal jurisdiction front. In Mitchell v. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92621 (W.D. Missouri June 3, 2019), the plaintiff twice had a knee replacement implant while she lived in Kansas, then sued in Missouri, claiming that, after she moved there, that is where … Continue reading “Missouri Federal Court Finds No Specific Jurisdiction over Kansas Knee Implant”

A Matter of Fact – Professor Refuses to Correct Errors in New Scientific Paper Finding Problems with Glyphosate

The authors of a newly published paper examining the impacts of exposure to the world’s most widely used herbicide declared some shocking news. The team from Washington State University found that descendants of rats exposed to the chemical glyphosate developed prostate, kidney and ovarian diseases, obesity and birth abnormalities. The findings, published in April in … Continue reading “A Matter of Fact – Professor Refuses to Correct Errors in New Scientific Paper Finding Problems with Glyphosate”

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