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Mass Roundup settlement could test the limits of tort law

By Dan Fisher | May 24, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) In a court hearing earlier this week, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria announced he had hired Kenneth Feinberg to oversee mediation talks between Bayer AG and lawyers for thousands of plaintiffs claiming the popular herbicide Roundup causes cancer.

Massive Roundup verdict, in wake of EPA ruling, shows how uncertainty and embarrassing emails can trump science

By Daniel Fisher | May 14, 2019

On April 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared glyphosate, the active ingredient in the widely used weedkiller Roundup, to be safe. Less than two weeks later, a California jury ordered Bayer AG to pay $2 billion to a couple who blamed their non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on Roundup.

Golden State Water seeks damages from Dow Chemical, others over allegedly contaminated water

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A water service company is seeking damages from the manufacturers and distributors of a chemical over allegations the chemical has contaminated its wells.

Court rejects appeal of companies sweating new rules in NYC's controversial asbestos docket

By Dan Fisher | Sep 27, 2018

Asbestos defendants failed to convince New York’s highest court to intervene in a long-running fight over how the New York City asbestos court known as NYCAL does business, leaving them with few options as hundreds of lawsuits march toward trial in the plaintiff-friendly venue.

JeeTops manufacturer accuses Dow Chemical of intentional misrepresentation

By Michael Abella | Oct 11, 2016

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Legal Newsline) — The manufacturer of Jeetops is suing Dow Chemical, alleging alleging intentional misrepresentation.

Dow settles billion-dollar class action in light of changing U.S. SC

By Jessica Karmasek | Mar 9, 2016

The chemical company reached an agreement in a class action lawsuit filed against it over polyurethane pricing just weeks after Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of natural causes at a luxury hunting resort in Texas.

St. Louis growing into a destination for asbestos claims, attorneys say

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 24, 2014

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Two asbestos attorneys discussed at a conference on Thursday how St. Louis has grown in recent years as a more attractive asbestos jurisdiction.

W.Va. water contamination class actions consolidated

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 24, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - An order to consolidate five class action lawsuits involving the water contamination crisis in West Virginia in January has been filed in federal court.

Companies ask Del. SC to dismiss lawsuit over banned pesticide

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 15, 2013

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) -- Last week, attorneys for Dow Chemical Co. and Dole Food Company Inc. asked the Delaware Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit against them over a now-banned pesticide that has been linked to sexual and reproductive abnormalities.

International arbitration court awards Dow $2.16B

By Michael P. Tremoglie | May 24, 2012

MIDLAND, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - Dow Chemical Company announced Thursday that the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce issued its findings in the arbitration case between it and Petrochemical Industries Company of Kuwait.

Dow scientist sentenced for selling trade secrets to China

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Jan 16, 2012

HOUSTON -- A former Dow Chemical Company research scientist was sentenced to five years in prison for stealing trade secrets selling them to the People's Republic of China.

Brief urges appeals court to uphold Chevron injunction

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 14, 2011

Kaplan WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- A Washington D.C.-based legal foundation is urging a U.S. appeals court to uphold an injunction that prevents a group of Ecuadorian plaintiffs from trying to collect a multibillion dollar judgment against Chevron Corp.

Dow Chemical not beyond subpoena power of Pa. court

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 19, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld a trial court's denial of Dow Chemical Co.'s motion to quash a subpoena to compel the deposition of a company-designated witness.

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Agent Orange lawsuits

By Chris Rizo | Mar 10, 2009

U.S. Supreme Court building WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear three cases against Dow Chemical Company over the use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

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