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Monsanto Glyphosate Lawsuit: Expert Testimony Deemed Credible Enough for Trial

Monsanto Glyphosate Lawsuit: Expert Testimony Deemed Credible Enough for Trial August 8, 2018. By Lori Prapas.
San Francisco, CA Roundup Weed Killer has been used by homeowners, schools, gardeners, and farmers since its development in the 1970s. Its usage has increased exponentially since the 1990s when genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were developed that can survive heavy applications of Roundup, enabling farmers to kill all types of weeds but not the desired crops. In 2015, an arm of the World Health Organization (France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer “IARC”), designated glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, as a probable human carcinogen. Thousands of Monsanto glyphosate lawsuits over alleged Roundup cancer followed. Now Plaintiffs have cleared a crucial hurdle. A judge has ruled that the preliminary opinions of three experts linking glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma were not “junk science,” and should be permitted for a jury’s consideration.
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EPA Now Says Monsanto Roundup 'Likely' Does Not Cause Cancer, Debate Continues

EPA Now Says Monsanto Roundup 'Likely' Does Not Cause Cancer, Debate Continues February 15, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: There is little doubt that the cloud which has been lingering for some time over Monsanto Roundup, billed as one of the most popular herbicides on the globe, remains controversial over continuing debate that Monsanto Roundup causes cancer: and specifically, the active ingredient known as glyphosate.
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Will Monsanto-Sponsored Science Poison RoundUp Lawsuits?

Will Monsanto-Sponsored Science Poison RoundUp Lawsuits? January 15, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA: More than 300 Monsanto RoundUp lawsuits have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation in the US District Court for the Northern District of California . Expert testimony about whether glyphosate, the main ingredient in RoundUp, is carcinogenic will begin in early March.
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Monsanto v. Scientists over Glyphosate as a Probable Carcinogen

Monsanto v. Scientists over Glyphosate as a Probable Carcinogen December 11, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Oakland, CA: As Monsanto Roundup lawsuits continue to percolate at the behest of plaintiffs alleging the popular herbicide and its primary ingredient causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma, details have emerged with regard to an intense campaign by the manufacturer to discredit scientists.
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Monsanto Still Fighting California’s Carcinogen Listing for Glyphosate in Roundup

Monsanto Still Fighting California’s Carcinogen Listing for Glyphosate in Roundup November 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Fresno, CA: The manufacturer of Monsanto Roundup is not taking any assertion, accurate or otherwise that Roundup causes cancer, lying down. To that end, Monsanto Co. has joined forces with other agricultural industry groups in a lawsuit aimed squarely at the State of California and the identification by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that a key ingredient in Roundup is known to cause cancer.
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Monsanto Moves for Summary Judgement While EU Looks to Ban Glyphosate

Monsanto Moves for Summary Judgement While EU Looks to Ban Glyphosate October 23, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
San Francisco, CA: With Monsanto Roundup lawsuits expected to go to trial next year, defendant Monsanto Co. has continued to push back at any suggestion or allegation that Monsanto Roundup causes cancer, and earlier this month attempted to have a block of Roundup lawsuits tossed on grounds that expert testimony proposed by the plaintiffs fails the Daubert Standard for admissible evidence.
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Monsanto’s Roundup Cancer Lawsuits Reveal Cover-Up and the Monsanto Plot Thickens…

Monsanto’s Roundup Cancer Lawsuits Reveal Cover-Up and the Monsanto Plot Thickens… October 7, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA: Over 250 Monsanto Roundup lawsuits are pending in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, and about 1,100 complaints filed in state courts, all filed by people claiming that they, or their loved ones, developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma and that Monsanto covered up the risks. And court documents do indeed indicate a Monsanto cover-up.
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Recent Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Targets Alleged Marketing Violations

Recent Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Targets Alleged Marketing Violations September 23, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Madison, WI: The basket of Monsanto Roundup lawsuits has grown, with another class action launched June 20 of this year in Wisconsin (Blitz et al. v. Monsanto Company et al., Case No. 3:17-cv-00473, United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin). In this most recent claim, plaintiffs from Wisconsin, Illinois, California, New York, New Jersey and Florida assert that the product is marketed in a false and misleading manner.
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Monsanto to Merge with Bayer, While Still Facing Hurdles

Monsanto to Merge with Bayer, While Still Facing Hurdles August 7, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: Various issues that have come to the fore in recent months appear to be taking some of the focus away from Monsanto Roundup lawsuits for the time being, although the respite is likely only to be temporary. Indeed, increased crosstalk focused on the pending merger between Monsanto and Bayer AG of Germany and recent lawsuits against Monsanto over employment practices does not venture far from concerns over glyphosate and continuing fears over associations with cancer.
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Not-Ready-for-Market Herbicide Kills Farmers’ Crops

Not-Ready-for-Market Herbicide Kills Farmers’ Crops July 26, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
St. Louis, MO A group of seven farmers are the lead plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit that claims “corporate greed” and “a rush to market” by some of the world’s biggest makers and promoters of agricultural chemicals caused farm crops to wither and die costing farm operators millions of dollars in lost revenue and possibly forcing them to switch all their seed stock to herbicide resistant Monsanto seed in the coming years whether they want to or not.
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