SACRAMENTO – Pundits throughout the state and country are growing concerned for the future of business in California due to the current litigation climate and backlash from Proposition 65 and its potential modifications.
SACRAMENTO – The U.S. Chamber's Institute for Legal Reform released a study last month that found laws that include private rights of action, which allow private attorneys to act on behalf of the state, are not effective.
SACRAMENTO – A recent CNBC state-to-state business report exposed the difficulties of doing business in the state of California. The annual poll ranks each state across the country in a number of major categories, including workforce, economy and structure and the Golden State finished among the worst.
SACRAMENTO – With California's addition of two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) – to its Proposition 65 list, the state may have potentially ignited a combustible litigation atmosphere.
SACRAMENTO – Running a business in the Golden State has become even more difficult than usual over the past year, according to CNBC’s annual state-to-state business poll. The annual poll ranks each state in a number of major categories, including workforce, economy and structure.
SACRAMENTO – CNBC’s annual state-to-state business poll lists California as 32nd in the nation, down from last year's ranking of 25. The poll ranks each state in a number of major categories, including workforce, economy and structure.
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.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its plan to stop false labeling and provide accurate risk information to consumers regarding the chemical glyphosate, most commonly known as the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.
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.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – California could be moving toward the regulation and litigation of perfluoroalkyl sulfonic acids (PFAS) since government agencies have been testing water in many locations, including airports and landfills, with results due as early as this fall.
SAN FRANCISCO – On one coast, Bayer AG is fighting to reverse eye-popping jury verdicts based on a contested theory Roundup herbicide made by its Monsanto unit causes cancer. On the other, Johnson & Johnson begins hearings this week in federal court in New Jersey over its request to exclude more than 20 expert witnesses plaintiff lawyers need to prove their case that Johnson’s Baby Powder is contaminated with deadly asbestos and can cause ovarian cancer.
SACRAMENTO – California Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-67th District) recently said a state agency's conclusion earlier this month that coffee doesn't need a warning label is a common sense outcome but points up greater litigious issues in the state.
SACRAMENTO – Conclusions issued earlier this month by California's Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Office that coffee doesn't require a warning label in the state was the right decision, a 20th Assembly District representative said.
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.
SAN DIEGO – The lawyer for Johnson & Johnson on Thursday sought to portray an expert witness for the state as a highly paid plaintiff testifier in a trial over allegations the company sold dangerous bladder sling devices that injured women and falsely minimized the risks.