OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Following the more than $2 billion awarded to a California couple who claimed the use of Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused their cancer, one legal expert is arguing that the judges presiding over the cases were "derelict in their duty" for not granting summary judgment against the plaintiffs.
House Dems get screening of anti-PFAS movie, seek regulation as trial lawyers and states use litigation
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Congressional Democrats launched their latest push for blanket regulations on widely used industrial chemicals by screening a highly critical documentary film the night before, where invited guests included a partner at a law firm that has filed a lawsuit that seeks damages on behalf of every U.S. citizen.
Massive Roundup verdict, in wake of EPA ruling, shows how uncertainty and embarrassing emails can trump science
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.
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiffs lawyers likely have their eyes on Michigan, as the new attorney general there wants to sue companies over chemicals known as PFAS but doesn’t think her staff will be able to handle it.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The United States of America alleges agricultural machinery retailers and exporters defrauded it with the submission of false and fraudulent documents and is seeking $4 million in treble damages.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — The federal government is suing Honeywell, alleging it discharged contaminated water in North Carolina.
At Univ. of Colorado, climate change plaintiffs present their side; Energy industry says event was 'one-sided'
BOULDER, Colo. (Legal Newsline) – “This has nothing to do with national climate policy.”
HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – As the push to ban chemicals key to fighting fires continues across the country, it remains to be seen how successful alternatives will be.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The federal government alleges a company incorrectly advertised that its goods were crafted in the USA when they were not.
Wildearth Guardians alleges Office of Surface Mining Reclamation failed to produce documents requested under FOIA
DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit conservation organization alleges two federal agencies have failed to produce documents requested via the Freedom of Information Act.
New York announces plans to sue EPA over issue of certificate of completion for Hudson River cleanup
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Letitia James and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced April 11 that New York State will be suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the cleanup of the Hudson River.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Department of Justice announced April 10 the publication of a white paper on the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, or CLOUD Act.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – General Electric will pay a $1.5 billion civil penalty to resolve allegations regarding subprime residential mortgage loans originated through one of its subsidiaries.
RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has settled its lawsuit against a health care provider over allegations that a pregnant employee was discriminated against and not given the necessary accommodations.
Idaho residents allege Air Force-approved project would endanger health, safety of people and wildlife
BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – A group of Idaho residents are challenging a project approved by the Air Force they allege is harmful to residents and wildlife.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, Inc. and Architects & Engineers (AE) for 9/11 Truth are suing federal officials in an effort to have the defendants fully comply with a five-year-old mandate from Congress pertaining to 9/11.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — The owner and operator of more than 51 Arby's restaurant franchises in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida has settled a lawsuit filed by the federal government alleging sexual harassment of teen employees.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced it secured $505 million for private sector, state, local and federal employees who filed charges through the agency in fiscal year 2018.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey is ahead of the rest of the country in using private lawyers to sue manufacturing companies over chemicals known as PFAS, whose toxicity levels are still being determined by federal regulators while lawsuits stack up.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – It's a lawsuit that a constitutional law expert says doesn't stand much of a chance, but a New York man is suing two U.S. senators over allegations his rights were violated because they didn't conduct a confirmation process for Merrick Garland to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice.