St. Louis Roundup cancer trial reset for Wednesday as California trial called off

The drama continues in the closely watched battle between lawyers defending the former Monsanto Co. and those representing thousands of cancer victims who claim exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide gave them or a family member non-Hodgkin lymphoma. On Friday, a California trial was officially postponed after more than a week of jury selection activities and … Continue reading “St. Louis Roundup cancer trial reset for Wednesday as California trial called off”

Litigation Update: Roundup Settlement Talks

Settlement talks in the Roundup litigation have not yet yielded a resolution, prompting the judges in lawsuits pending in California and Missouri to forge ahead. In St. Louis last week, before opening statements were set to begin, jurors were told that the case involving four plaintiffs had been postponed indefinitely as Bayer AG and the … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Roundup Settlement Talks”

Bayer settlement of Roundup cancer claims still up in air

Jurors selected to hear a St. Louis case pitting cancer victims against Monsanto have been told the trial that was postponed indefinitely last week could resume as early as next Monday, a court spokesman said, an indication that efforts by Monsanto owner Bayer AG to end nationwide litigation over the safety of Roundup herbicides is … Continue reading “Bayer settlement of Roundup cancer claims still up in air”

St. Louis Roundup trial postponed as large settlement appears near

Update – Statement from Bayer: “The parties have reached an agreement to continue the Wade case in Missouri Circuit Court for St. Louis. The continuance is intended to provide room for the parties to continue the mediation process in good faith under the auspices of Ken Feinberg, and avoid the distractions that can arise from trials.  While Bayer … Continue reading “St. Louis Roundup trial postponed as large settlement appears near”

Dust-up over media ahead of Roundup cancer trial opening

Lawyers representing the opposing sides of the upcoming Monsanto Roundup cancer trial due to open Friday in St. Louis were huddled away from the courthouse on Thursday amid speculation that settlement talks between the plaintiffs attorneys and Monsanto owner Bayer AG were at a critical juncture. In the absence of the attorneys, confusion over media … Continue reading “Dust-up over media ahead of Roundup cancer trial opening”

Litigation Update: Latest Talc Developments

In a January 13 decision, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Ana C. Viscomi ruled that Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky must take the stand in the punitive damages phase of the trial, which began on January 14 and will determine whether J&J acted “maliciously or in wanton and willful disregard of the plaintiff’s rights”. … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Latest Talc Developments”

Stakes are high with two Roundup cancer trials starting amid settlement talks

It’s been nearly five years since international cancer scientists classified a popular weed-killing chemical as probably carcinogenic, news that triggered an explosion of lawsuits brought by cancer patients who blame the former chemical maker Monsanto Co. for their suffering. Tens of thousands of U.S. plaintiffs – some lawyers involved in the litigation say over 100,000 … Continue reading “Stakes are high with two Roundup cancer trials starting amid settlement talks”

Settlement in Monsanto Roundup cancer litigation complicated by hold-out attorney

What will it take to get Mike Miller to settle? That is the pressing question as one of the lead lawyers in the nationwide Roundup cancer litigation has thus far refused to align with fellow litigators in agreeing to settle cases on behalf of thousands of cancer patients who claim their diseases were caused by … Continue reading “Settlement in Monsanto Roundup cancer litigation complicated by hold-out attorney”

Monsanto loses effort to head off St. Louis trial that starts next week

Monsanto’s German owner Bayer AG has failed in efforts to head off a Missouri trial over claims brought by cancer patients that Monsanto’s herbicide caused their diseases and Monsanto hid the risks. In a ruling handed down Wednesday, St. Louis City Judge Elizabeth Byrne Hogan of Missouri’s 22nd Circuit ruled that the company wasn’t entitled … Continue reading “Monsanto loses effort to head off St. Louis trial that starts next week”

Litigation Update: Latest Developments in Essure Litigation

Almost a year after Bayer stopped selling Essure, the company has reported that 99% of the unused birth control devices have been returned due to its outreach to patients and health care professionals. Bayer maintains that the reason it took Essure off the market in the U.S. was the 70% drop in sales the company … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Latest Developments in Essure Litigation”

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