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.
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 (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge in California has been mulling Monsanto's claims that an unfair trial led to an $80 million Roundup jury verdict in March. And now, U.S. District Judge Vincent Chhabria must consider the significance of a juror who hugged a plaintiff during a recent post-trial hearing and a letter the same juror wrote him urging the verdict be upheld.