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June 24th, 2020

Federal Judge Takes Stand Against Junk Science in California

Federal Judge William Shubb ruled yesterday that California cannot require Bayer AG to label its glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup as “known to the state of California to cause cancer.”

Regulators and scientists worldwide have deemed glyphosate safe, with the exception of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), whose study was riddled with controversy.

Judge . . . → Read More: Federal Judge Takes Stand Against Junk Science in California

June 22nd, 2020

Virginia Lawyers Plead Guilty to Extortion Charges in Case Involving Roundup

On Friday, June 19, Timothy Litzenburg and Daniel Kincheloe pleaded guilty to extortion charges in federal court in the Western District of Virginia over their roles in a scheme involving litigation against Monsanto Company over health risks associated with Roundup.

The two Virginia lawyers demanded $200 million in purported “consulting fees” from a chemicals company . . . → Read More: Virginia Lawyers Plead Guilty to Extortion Charges in Case Involving Roundup

May 14th, 2019

California Courts: Drop Science At the Door

A California jury sent a clear message this week when it awarded more than $2 billion in damages to a couple in the most recent RoundUp® trial – science no longer matters when it comes to the safety of a product. A good lawyer can convince a jury of just about anything.

The plaintiffs’ lawyer . . . → Read More: California Courts: Drop Science At the Door