Judge Winifred Smith has tentatively granted Monsanto’s motion for a new trial in the $2 billion verdict cancer case of husband and wife Alva and Alberta Pilliod if all parties cannot come to terms on reduced damages at a Friday hearing.
SACRAMENTO – A Sacramento-based attorney with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) recently discussed some of the association's priorities for the upcoming legislative season in California.
OAKLAND – Monsanto recently filed a post-trial motion asking an Alameda County Superior Court judge to reverse May’s $2 billion jury verdict involving the herbicide Roundup in just one of many high-profile liability cases taking place throughout the state of California.
OAKLAND – Monsanto bolstered its argument that a jury trial resulting in a $2 billion verdict in May was tainted by misconduct in briefs filed Tuesday calling for a new trial or judgment notwithstanding verdict (JNOV).
SAN FRANCISCO – Democrat U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris are continuing to block President Donald Trump’s appointed nominee, Patrick Bumatay, from filling a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California in a move that has sparked much controversy.
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County recently filed a lawsuit against Bayer, who last year purchased Monsanto, alleging that the company contaminated its local waterways and environment for decades with PCB chemicals used while manufacturing Monsanto products.
SACRAMENTO – With Internet privacy becoming a major concern across the country, many eyes are looking west in the direction of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The first of its kind bill, which was hastily pushed through legislation last year, is set to take effect at the turn of the year; but many around the Golden State are left with more questions than answers.
SAN FRANCISCO – A second attorney was sanctioned by a San Francisco federal judge on May 21 for “bad faith misconduct” stemming from her opening statements against Monsanto and its product Roundup earlier this year.
SAN FRANCISCO – This week a federal judge overseeing nation-wide litigation against Monsanto’s product Roundup appointed a prominent mediator for court-mandated settlements and set guidelines as well as future trial dates for the more than 1,300 pending multidistrict litigation (MDL) cases claiming that the herbicide causes cancer.
OAKLAND – An Alameda County Superior Court jury ruled against Monsanto on Monday in the company’s third case in which the plaintiffs alleged that its product caused their cancer, awarding a Bay Area-couple more than $2 billion in damages.
SACRAMENTO – A newly proposed bill regarding Internet privacy is advancing in California' legislature, responding to last year’s groundbreaking California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and in the wake of a failed proposal that would have required consumers to affirmatively consent to their personal information being shared.
OAKLAND – The third trial against Monsanto wrapped its sixth week as the discussion of whether or not Roundup use was a substantial factor in causing a Northern California couple’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma continued, bringing Monsanto’s expert witnesses to the stand.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a statement Tuesday that there are “no risks to public health when glyphosate is used in accordance with its current label” and that “glyphosate is not a carcinogen.”
OAKLAND – Plaintiffs Alva and Alberta Pilliod testified in an Oakland courtroom last week, claiming that the common weed killer Roundup was a substantial factor in causing their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.