Monsanto fails bid to banish experts from St. Louis Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto is not finding an early hometown advantage as it prepares for the next Roundup cancer trial after the St. Louis judge who will oversee the trial denied Monsanto’s motion for summary judgment and denied the company’s request to ban experts scheduled to testify for the plaintiff. Before selling to Germany-based Bayer AG last year, … Continue reading “Monsanto fails bid to banish experts from St. Louis Roundup cancer trial”

Essure Mass Tort Lawsuit

Essure Medical Device Lawsuit Lawsuits involving the permanent sterilization device Essure is costing its maker, the multinational conglomerate Bayer AG. In 2016, Germany-based Bayer sustained losses of $413 million in connection with the Essure gadget, according to its yearly report launched Wednesday. In general, Bayer had a record year for earnings. The company posted net … Continue reading “Essure Mass Tort Lawsuit”

An Explosion of E-Cigarette Product Liability Lawsuits Sweep the U.S.

Injuries stemming from dangerous and defective e-cigarettes, also known as “vaping pens,” have been mounting nationally. In Massachusetts, meanwhile, the state attorney general is suing a number of e-cigarette manufacturers for allegedly marketing their products to teens under 18, which is against the law in the commonwealth. In fact, it is teenagers and young adults … Continue reading “An Explosion of E-Cigarette Product Liability Lawsuits Sweep the U.S.”

Sick Children Among Cancer Victims Suing Monsanto Over Roundup

A 12-year-old boy suffering from cancer is among the newest plaintiffs taking on Monsanto and its German owner Bayer AG in growing litigation over the safety of Roundup herbicides and Monsanto’s handling of scientific concerns about the products. Lawyers for Jake Bellah were in court Monday in Lake County Superior Court in Lakeport, California arguing … Continue reading “Sick Children Among Cancer Victims Suing Monsanto Over Roundup”

Judge Cuts Amount Monsanto Owner Bayer Owes Cancer Victim

A federal judge has slashed the punitive damages a jury ordered Monsanto to pay to cancer victim Edwin Hardeman from $75 million to $20 million, despite the judge’s description of Monsanto’s conduct surrounding questions about the safety of its Roundup herbicide as “reprehensible.” U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria ruled Monday that the jury’s decision in the … Continue reading “Judge Cuts Amount Monsanto Owner Bayer Owes Cancer Victim”

Roundup Verdict Tracker

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Roundup Verdict Tracker California State Court  Johnson v. Monsanto,  compensatory: $39 million, punitive: $250 million.  Verdict reduced to $78 million, currently on appeal. Pilliod v. Monsanto, compensatory: $55 million, punitive: $2 billion. Federal Court   Hardeman v. Monsanto, Northern District of California, compensatory: $5 million, punitive: $75 million. https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/2019/07/roundup-verdict-tracker.html Aggregate Litigation Procedures, … Continue reading “Roundup Verdict Tracker”

A Simple Guide to Hernia Mesh Lawsuits and Settlements

How Do I Know If I Have a Hernia Mesh Claim? STEP 1: Obtain Medical Records The first step in figuring out whether you have a potential hernia mesh claim is to confirm which type of hernia mesh you had implanted. There is a simple way to do that. Whenever doctors use a medical implant … Continue reading “A Simple Guide to Hernia Mesh Lawsuits and Settlements”

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