Denmark Bans PFAS In Food Packaging

Denmark Bans PFAS In Food Packaging

Earlier this month, Denmark’s Ministry of Environment and Food proposed a ban on the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in cardboard and paper packaging that makes direct contact with food. This ban is expected to take effect in July 2020, putting...
Glyphosate Jury Awards Reduced In California

Glyphosate Jury Awards Reduced In California

Last week, California Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith reduced a $2 billion dollar verdict against Monsanto to $87 million dollars. The $2 billion dollar verdict was previously awarded to Alva and Alberta Pilliod, who both alleged that they developed non-Hodgkin...
EPA Releases New Asbestos Rule

EPA Releases New Asbestos Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) promulgated a new rule in April of 2019, under the Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”), requiring EPA review before any discontinued uses of asbestos can be reintroduced into the marketplace.  This new rule restricts...
Michaela Lancer Presents On Glyphosate For MDLA

Michaela Lancer Presents On Glyphosate For MDLA

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, Michaela Lancer and John Gardella spoke at a lunch event sponsored by the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association’s (MDLA) Toxic Torts Committee on the topic of glyphosate. The presentation was entitled “Glyphosate: Emerging Litigation...