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Week 3 Concludes In Glyphosate Trial

Week 3 Concludes In Glyphosate Trial

Jurors in the Alva and Alberta Pilliod trial heard from numerous witness last week including members of Monsanto’s product safety team and the Pilliods themselves, a married couple who allege they both developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from their long-term use of...

Week 2 Concludes In Latest Glyphosate Trial

Week 2 Concludes In Latest Glyphosate Trial

Jurors in the Alva and Alberta Pilliod trial spent most of last week hearing from multiple expert witnesses hired by plaintiffs regarding research they say shows that the glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup, causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The Pilliods, married for...

Michaela Lancer To Speak For MDLA On Glyphosate

Michaela Lancer To Speak For MDLA On Glyphosate

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 12:30pm until 1:30pm, Michaela Lancer and John Gardella will speak at a lunch event sponsored by the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association's (MDLA) Toxic Torts Committee on the topic of glyphosate. The presentation is entitled...

Prop 65 Proposals Take Aim At Cannabis Industry

Prop 65 Proposals Take Aim At Cannabis Industry

California’s Proposition 65 is, among other things, a consumer product labeling law.  Though there are exceptions to the rule, it is generally a safe bet that if a product contains one or more of approximately 900 chemicals known to the State of California to cause...

Third Glyphosate Trial Begins In California

Third Glyphosate Trial Begins In California

One day after a California jury in federal court awarded plaintiff Edwin Hardeman nearly $81 million dollars for his development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from use of glyphosate-containing weed killer, the Alva and Alberta Pilliod trial got underway in state court in...

Glyphosate Can Cause Cancer, Jury Says

Glyphosate Can Cause Cancer, Jury Says

After nearly a week of deliberations, the jury reached a verdict yesterday in the Hardeman case finding that  glyphosate-containing Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in causing Edwin Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. That was the single question that the...

Glyphosate: Science On Trial – Case Goes To the Jury

Glyphosate: Science On Trial – Case Goes To the Jury

The jury has started their deliberations in phase one of the Hardeman trial after testimony from Monsanto’s experts on Monday and hearing closing arguments from both sides yesterday. This is the first of three bellwether trials in federal court alleging that...