Soon after a California judge required a cancer warning to be displayed on the popular weedkiller, Roundup, in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, Monsanto is suddenly finding itself knee deep in cancer lawsuits. The lawsuits are being filed over the health risks associated with glyphosate, a chemical classified by the WTO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a “probable human carcinogen.”
Lawsuits & Litigation
A group of doctors who treated the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre and other mass shooting events are asking the Rhode Island Supreme Court to reinstate a lawsuit against firearms manufacturer Remington. The physicians’ lawyers came out last Tuesday saying they supported an appeal to punish Remington as well as local firearms
A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers has been reduced to a debate about proper grammar. At the core of the case is the Oxford comma – a controversial punctuation mark, which, when absent, can cost companies millions of dollars. Oakhurst Dairy in Maine learned the hard way about the Oxford comma, which
Jurors are now deliberating over the deadly meningitis outbreak of 2012 involving Barry Cadden, the co-founder and former president of the New England Compounding Center (NECC). The outbreak itself claimed 64 lives and “injured about 700 others in 20 states,” so it’s unsurprising that the charges against Cadden are pretty severe. What do the charges entail, exactly? Well, they include “a massive racketeering indictment with second-degree murder in the deaths of 25 people, as well as fraud and other charges.”
A federal lawsuit was filed on Tuesday claiming that at least forty female Milwaukee County jail inmates were forced to remain shackled while giving birth.