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Americans Want Automakers to Improve Fuel Economy

Americans Want Automakers to Improve Fuel Economy September 10, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: A recent survey by Consumer Reports confirms that most Americans want automakers -- not only Ford-- to improve and increase fuel economy on every type of vehicle.
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Farmers Worldwide Filed Monsanto Herbicide Lawsuits

Farmers Worldwide Filed Monsanto Herbicide Lawsuits September 5, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Denton, MT: A Montana farmer recently filed a Monsanto glyphosate lawsuit claiming its herbicide Roundup he used since 1982 caused his Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. In a similar case filed in France, a French court found Monsanto guilty of poisoning a farmer and in June the first Australian legal action was filed against Bayer, which bought Monsanto in 2018.
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Ford Fuel Mileage Complaints Mounting

Ford Fuel Mileage Complaints Mounting August 26, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: Many drivers of America’s top-selling vehicle, the 2018 or 2019 Ford F-150 pickup, could be spending an extra $2,000 in fuel. Now they are accusing Ford Motor Co. of falsifying fuel-economy tests, and looking at a Ford class action lawsuit for anyone who bought or leased a 2019 Ford Ranger--and likely more models and model-year vehicles affected as testing continues.
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$1.2 Billion Class Action Lawsuit Targets Ford Fuel Economy Claims

$1.2 Billion Class Action Lawsuit Targets Ford Fuel Economy Claims July 29, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Detroit, MI Rapidly multiplying Ford class action lawsuits focusing on deceptive fuel economy claims will now include owners or lessees of 2018 and 2019 Ford F-150s or 2019 Ford Rangers. Misrepresented mileage may have cost drivers as much as $2,000 a year. Claims abound, but in the latest lawsuit, plaintiffs seek damages of $1.2 billion, arising from violations of statutory and common law in 49 states.
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Lawmakers Suspect Gilead Has Ulterior Motives for Donating HIV/AIDS drug Truvada

Lawmakers Suspect Gilead Has Ulterior Motives for Donating HIV/AIDS drug Truvada July 25, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC:The drug manufacturer Gilead announced in May that it was making an annual donation of 2.4 million bottles of Truvada that is prescribed as a prophylactic to prevent the spread of HIV, also known as PrEP. Some lawmakers, however, suspect that the donation comes with strings attached.
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Daubert Hearing Underway is Crucial to Johnson & Johnson Asbestos Talc Lawsuits

Daubert Hearing Underway is Crucial to Johnson & Johnson Asbestos Talc Lawsuits July 24, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Trenton, NJ: Johnson & Johnson is hoping to snuff out over 20 plaintiffs’ expert witnesses from the multi-district litigation in a Daubert Hearing that began this week. The plaintiff cases are built on expert testimonies who say that asbestos fibers have been found in samples of talcum powder provided by plaintiff lawyers purchased on eBay and other places.
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Ford Fuel Economy Lawsuit—Attorney Weighs In

Ford Fuel Economy Lawsuit—Attorney Weighs In July 17, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
New York, NY: If you are a current or former Ford vehicle owner or you leased Ford model years 2017-2019 (the “Class Vehicles”) that were marketed and sold with overstated fuel economy, you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Gary Graifman has filed the Ford class action lawsuit on behalf of Ford customers nationwide who believe the advertised fuel mileage economy of their vehicle was overstated.
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Monsanto Accused of Fudging Glyphosate Evidence

Monsanto Accused of Fudging Glyphosate Evidence July 17, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC A disturbing theme has emerged from the trio of recent Monsanto glyphosate lawsuits. In each of them, Johnson v. Monsanto Co., Hardeman v. Monsanto Co. and Pilliod v. Monsanto Co., the plaintiffs’ cancers were linked to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup. And in each of them, the company’s liability was founded on the proposition that it failed to warn users even though it knew or should have known about the danger.
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Cash Advance? There’s an App for That

Cash Advance? There’s an App for That March 25, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC What, you may ask, does the Pay feature of the new smartphone app, Branch, have to do with excessive overdraft fee lawsuits? The honest answer is maybe nothing. On the other hand, it may be next new frontier for an under-regulated cash advance/overdraft fee/ payday loan industry.
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Jury Finds Monsanto RoundUp a “Substantial Factor” in Causing Cancer

Jury Finds Monsanto RoundUp a “Substantial Factor” in Causing Cancer March 21, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA On March 19, the jury in Hardeman v. Monsanto Co. unanimously found that RoundUp was a substantial factor in causing Edward Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This first phase of Hardeman’s Monsanto glyphosate lawsuit focused solely on scientific facts relevant to causation. The second phase will determine corporate liability, based on alleged corporate misconduct by company representatives. Monsanto and its corporate parent, Bayer AG of Germany face more than 11,000 Monsanto glyphosate lawsuits over alleged RoundUp cancer.
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