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As Monsanto prepares for 2019 Roundup trials, legal expert suggests choosing Ph.D-type jurors

By Amanda Robert | Dec 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - As Monsanto appeals a closely-watched case over its leading weed-killer Roundup, and readies several more cases for trial in both federal and state courts, a looming question is whether the company’s conduct is truly worthy of large punitive damages, one legal expert says.

Lead paint amicus: Slumlords rewarded, low-income tenants stiffed if public nuisance decision stands

By Amanda Robert | Feb 9, 2018

SACRAMENTO - As the Supreme Court of California considers whether to review a ruling that holds major paint companies responsible for remediating lead paint across the state, it will weigh several amicus letters filed by community and business organizations that also request a different outcome in the case.

Lawmakers creating due process concerns, group claims

By Amanda Robert | Aug 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO - The leader of a California legal reform group sees “situational due process” as a growing concern in Sacramento.

California Supreme Court decision on statute of limitations could alter certainty in courts, experts say

By Amanda Robert | Mar 23, 2017

SACRAMENTO - How the California Supreme Court decides a narrow case involving the statute of limitations for prenatal exposure to toxic substances could lead to uncertainty in the state’s litigation system, legal and business experts say.

PCB public nuisance litigation could be creating costly future liability for local government, officials say

By Amanda Robert | Feb 13, 2017

SAN DIEGO - In the latest wave of public nuisance cases to hit California, cities blaming Monsanto for contaminating local waterways could also be exposing themselves to future liability and economic harm, say former public officials who oppose this type of litigation.

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