Litigation Update: Roundup Advertising Class Action Settled for $39.5 Million

On March 23, Bayer AG – on behalf of its Monsanto unit – agreed to pay $39.5 million to settle claims that it ran misleading ads for its controversial weed killer, Roundup.  The lead plaintiff in the proposed class filed in the USDC for the Western District of Missouri, Lisa Jones, alleged in her February … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Roundup Advertising Class Action Settled for $39.5 Million”

Litigation Update: Date is Set for Johnson & Johnson’s Appeal

Despite the fact that the Missouri Supreme Court canceled all in person arguments in April as a result of the Coronavirus crisis, the Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals in St. Louis has set a date of April 24 for Johnson and Johnson’s appeal of the record-setting $4.69 billion verdict against the company in July … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Date is Set for Johnson & Johnson’s Appeal”

The Dicamba Papers: Key Documents and Analysis

Dozens of farmers around the United States are suing the former Monsanto Co., purchased in 2018 by Bayer AG, and conglomerate BASF in an effort to hold the companies accountable for millions of acres of crop damage the farmers claim is due to widespread illegal use of the weed killing chemical dicamba, use  promoted by … Continue reading “The Dicamba Papers: Key Documents and Analysis”

New legal filings over alleged Roundup dangers amid court coronavirus delays

Even as the spread of the coronavirus closes courthouse doors to the public and lawyers, legal maneuvering continues over claims of danger associated with Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicides. Two nonprofit advocacy groups, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), filed an amicus brief on behalf of cancer patient Edwin Hardeman … Continue reading “New legal filings over alleged Roundup dangers amid court coronavirus delays”

Litigation Update: New Warnings to be Added to Cigarette Packages and Advertisements

On Tuesday, March 18th, the FDA released a new set of 11 mandatory graphic warnings to be added to cigarette boxes and advertisements. The FDA stated that smokers have become indifferent to the current warnings and are not aware of some major risks that are well connected to smoking, such as bladder cancer, neck cancer, … Continue reading “Litigation Update: New Warnings to be Added to Cigarette Packages and Advertisements”

Dicamba litigation against Bayer, BASF poised to explode, lawyers say

Thousands of farmers from multiple states are expected to join mass tort litigation pending in federal court over claims that weed-killing products developed by the former Monsanto Co. and other chemical companies are destroying and contaminating crops, including organic production, a group of lawyers and farmers said on Wednesday. The number of farmers seeking legal … Continue reading “Dicamba litigation against Bayer, BASF poised to explode, lawyers say”

Litigation Update: The Latest Developments in J&J and Revlon Talcum Lawsuits

A month after settling a case at mid-trial in Alameda County, California, J&J put an end to a NY trial on February 25th, where plaintiff Laura Shanahan accused J&J’s baby powder of causing her pleural mesothelioma. The jury was relieved of their duties before they got a chance to hear the case. The amount of … Continue reading “Litigation Update: The Latest Developments in J&J and Revlon Talcum Lawsuits”

Shareholder files suit against Bayer over disastrous Monsanto acquisition

A California shareholder of Bayer AG on Friday filed a lawsuit against the companies’ top executives claiming they breached their duty of “prudence” and “loyalty” to the company and investors by buying Monsanto Co. in 2018, an acquisition the suit claims has “inflicted billions of dollars of damages” on the company. Plaintiff Rebecca R. Haussmann, … Continue reading “Shareholder files suit against Bayer over disastrous Monsanto acquisition”

Leadership Chosen for JUUL Cases Consolidated in California State Court

On February 19, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ann Jones, who has been selected to preside over the consolidated California state court lawsuits against JUUL Labs, appointed a number of attorneys to lead the litigation against the San Francisco-based manufacturer.   The team of lawyers will oversee the nearly 100 lawsuits that have been filed in … Continue reading “Leadership Chosen for JUUL Cases Consolidated in California State Court”

Litigation Update: First Jury Verdict in Florida for J&J

On Thursday, February 27th, a jury verdict was delivered against J&J that awards Blanca Mure-Cabrera with $3 million for past medical expenses and $6 million for past and future pain and suffering. A lifetime user of J&J baby powder, the plaintiff claimed the product contributed to the development of her mesothelioma. The jury found J&J … Continue reading “Litigation Update: First Jury Verdict in Florida for J&J”

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