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Third Roundup trial continues in state court while federal judge calls for mediation

By Rich Peters | Apr 12, 2019

“There’s no risk using it less than two days or less per year. But if you used it more than two days per year, the risk goes up almost two-fold, and it’s statistically significant.”

Judge denies plaintiffs’ attempt at gag order on Monsanto's Roundup safety messaging

By Rich Peters | Apr 9, 2019

OAKLAND - A judge presiding over the latest trial involving Monsanto's Roundup has denied plaintiffs' attempt at stifling the company's messaging over the herbicide's safety.

Third Roundup trial underway in Oakland; plaintiffs are married couple both with cancer

By Rich Peters | Apr 3, 2019

OAKLAND – The third case in which Monsanto’s Roundup is alleged to have caused cancer got underway at the Oakland, Alameda County Superior Courthouse on March 28. Opening statements of Pilliod v. Monsanto were made just hours before a federal jury found Monsanto liable for $80.5 million across the Bay in San Francisco in the case of Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto.

Federal jury awards Roundup plaintiff $80.5 million in second trial phase

By Rich Peters | Mar 27, 2019

For the second time in less than a year Monsanto was hammered by a federal jury who found that their product Roundup caused cancer, making them liable for over $80 million in damages.

Second phase of Roundup trial under way; Defense argues company has acted responsibly

By Rich Peters | Mar 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – In the case of Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto, the opening phase came to a close on Tuesday afternoon with the federal jury ruling in favor of the plaintiff. While the ruling was a big win for Hardeman and a major blow to Monsanto, there was little time for reflection as the trial quickly moved on to its second phase.

Jury finds Roundup was substantial factor in causing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; But Bayer stands by product heading into phase 2

By Rich Peters | Mar 19, 2019

After nearly a week of deliberation, a San Francisco federal jury found that the Monsanto product Roundup was a “substantial factor” in causing a Northern California man’s non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Monsanto Roundup trial in jury’s hands after phase one closing arguments are made

By Rich Peters | Mar 13, 2019

Closing arguments of the opening phase of the bellwether Monsanto Roundup trial were made after a road map was laid out to the jury by U.S. Judge Vince Chhabria of the Northern District of California.

Damages sought from dog owners over alleged attack in Fresno County

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 4, 2019

FRESNO – A woman is seeking damages from two dog owners after the animal allegedly attacked her while she was on public property in Fresno County.

Wheelchair user alleges Respiratory Care Plus negligently repaired chair

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 4, 2019

FRESNO – A woman alleges negligent repairs made by a business on her electric wheelchair caused her to fall and fracture her hip.

Damages sought from motorist who allegedly failed to stop at red light at Fresno intersection

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 4, 2019

FRESNO – A father and son are seeking damages from a motorist over allegations she failed to stop at a red light and caused a collision.

Two blame allegedly intoxicated driver for injuries sustained in Fresno auto accident

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 4, 2019

FRESNO – Two individuals allege they were injured in a collision in Fresno caused by an intoxicated driver.

Food Maxx shopper alleges puddle caused by leaky roof caused fall, injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 4, 2019

FRESNO – A Food Maxx customer alleges she fell because of a puddle in the store caused by a leaky roof.

Motorist allegedly talking to passenger instead of paying attention to road

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 4, 2019

FRESNO – Three individuals injured in a collision in Fresno allege the driver who struck them was not paying attention to the road because she was speaking to another passenger in the car.

Clovis Walmart customer alleges she was injured in fall in store

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 4, 2019

FRESNO – A patron of a Clovis store alleges it failed to warn of liquid on the floor that caused her to fall.

Trial lawyer: Design flaw makes e-cigarettes dangerous

By North California Record Submission | Feb 28, 2019

Though e-cigarettes are being marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco smoking, design flaws in the products can cause severe injuries or even kill their users, an attorney representing several plaintiffs in personal-injury cases said.

Pedestrian seeks damages from San Francisco, Mitchell Engineering over fall on sidewalk

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 28, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A pedestrian alleges she was injured while walking on a San Francisco sidewalk because of a metal object left in the area by an engineering firm while repairing the sidewalk.

Pedestrian alleges San Francisco failed to fix storm grate that injured foot

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 28, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A pedestrian alleges the city and county of San Francisco failed to repair a storm grate that injured her left foot.

Motorist seeks damages from driver, vehicle owner over Fresno collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 28, 2019

FRESNO – Damages are being sought from the owner and the driver of a vehicle involved in a Fresno collision.

Club Imperio patron alleges security guard's use of pepper spray caused injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 28, 2019

FRESNO – A woman alleges she was injured at a Fresno club on New Year's Day when a security guard used pepper spray on another patron.

Defense expert in J&J trial says plaintiff acquired mesothelioma spontaneously; Lungs did not show scarring

By John Sammon | Feb 27, 2019

ALAMEDA – A witness for the defense, a pulmonologist, said Tuesday that plaintiff Terry Leavitt was one of those unlucky people who developed mesothelioma “spontaneously” for no known reason and not from baby powder made by Johnson & Johnson.

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