On Wednesday, a California jury awarded a man $80 million after he successfully argued that his use of Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer. The San Fransisco jury found that it was more likely than not that Edwin Hardeman’s use of the Bayer product caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, awarding roughly $5 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages. The jury found for Hardeman on his defective design, failure to warn, and negligence claims against Bayer last week....Continue Reading
On Tuesday, a San Francisco jury found that use of Roundup weedkiller was a “substantial factor” in causing a man’s cancer. The jury found unanimously that use of the Bayer (formerly Monsanto) product had contributed to causing Edwin Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The trial will now proceed to determine whether Bayer should be held liable for injuries caused to Mr. Hardeman and if so, how much money Mr. Hardeman should receive. Bayer stock dipped in early morning trading on Wednesday following...Continue Reading
A California jury has awarded a woman $29 million on her claim that asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s talc products caused her cancer. This case is the latest in a string of defeats for the consumer and pharmaceutical product company, which faces thousands of similar lawsuits in courts across the country. Teresa Leavitt, the woman at the center of the case, argued that Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder was a substantial contributing factor in causing her mesothelioma. Because of her...Continue Reading
On February 18, 2019, a California federal judge ruled on evidence disputes in a case that is a part of ongoing litigation concerning Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer and its connection to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco is overseeing a “bellwether” trial for plaintiff Edwin Hardeman, who accuses Monsanto of covering up evidence that glyphosate, the principal ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, causes cancer. Early motions in this trial by Monsanto divided the trial into two phases....Continue Reading
Oasis of the Seas to return to port a day earlier than scheduled The Associated Press reported on January 10 that 277 guests and crewmembers became ill on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas liner after exposure to Norovirus. Royal Caribbean is returning the cruise liner to port a day earlier than scheduled and has offered passengers full refunds of their fares. Passengers tweeted that they were “forced” to stay aboard the cruise ship after docking in Jamaica. If you...Continue Reading
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