ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Bayer will not comment on "rumors and speculation," the company said following a report that it has proposed a multibillion-dollar global settlement over claims that the use of its weedkiller causes cancer.
Organizations and attorneys involved in legal action against companies over the impact of climate change are being supported and funded by a network of non-profit foundations, according to a new report.
SAN JOSE – Three companies involved in the production and distribution of lead-based paint have agreed to a settlement of just more than $300 million, bringing to a final end the near two-decade long legal battle.
OAKLAND – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to respond to plans put forward by California and several other states for reducing the emission of methane and other pollutants from landfill sites.
California lawsuit reform advocates are welcoming a recent decision by the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment that warning labels are not needed for coffee after it determined there was no significant risk that trace amounts of a chemical in the beverage causes cancer.
OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Following the more than $2 billion awarded to a California couple who claimed the use of Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused their cancer, one legal expert is arguing that the judges presiding over the cases were "derelict in their duty" for not granting summary judgment against the plaintiffs.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Johnson & Johnson, a company facing enormous liability concerns stemming from thousands of lawsuits that claim there is cancer-causing asbestos in its products, believes a Democrat-led House hearing on the alleged dangers of talc and consumer products was biased against it.
DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – An attorney gaining a reputation for representing plaintiffs suing social media organizations over claims they aided and abetted terrorists is involved in yet another case against the companies.
SACRAMENTO - Bills barring mandatory arbitration in employment disputes are likely to be filed ahead of next week's deadline for introduction of proposed legislation in the California legislature, according to a group that campaigns against what it believes is excessive litigation.
Plaintiffs argued that in the 1970s, officials of Johnson & Johnson tried to avoid possible regulation of talc baby powder by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and considered strategies to prevent it.
SAN FRANCISCO - Natural gas pipeline operators, auto manufacturers and construction firms could all end up paying for wild fires blamed on climate change, according to a leading expert on business and energy policy.