Bayer bets on 'silver bullet' defense in Roundup litigation; experts see hurdles

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bayer AG plans to argue that a $2 billion jury award and thousands of U.S. lawsuits claiming its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer should be tossed because a U.S. regulatory agency said the herbicide is not a public health risk. Some legal experts believe Bayer will have a tough time convincing appellate courts to throw […]

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Bayer stock at lowest in nearly seven years after $2 billion award in Roundup trial

Frankfurt (Reuters) – Shares in Bayer were down 5.9 percent in early trade on Tuesday after a jury awarded more than $2 billion to a California couple in the largest U.S. jury verdict against the company over allegations its Roundup weed killer causes cancer. That put the stock at its lowest level in almost seven years, even though the punitive […]

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Uber sued by thousands of Australian taxi drivers in class action

SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian law firm has filed a class action against Uber Technologies Inc on behalf of thousands of taxi and chartered drivers in Australia, accusing the world’s largest ride-hailing company of operating illegally and causing them financial harm. The lawsuit, filed at the Victoria Supreme Court by law firm Maurice Blackburn, was brought on behalf of about […]

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Sears sues Lampert, claiming he looted assets and drove it into bankruptcy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sears Holdings Corp sued longtime former chairman Eddie Lampert, his hedge fund ESL Investments and others like Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, claiming they illegally siphoned billions of dollars of assets from the retailer before it went bankrupt. The lawsuit, made public on Thursday, was filed by the restructuring team winding down Sears’ bankruptcy estate and suing […]

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AAF faces class-action lawsuits from players, employees after collapse: Report

Preparing NFL players for life after football Former NFL running back Marcus Lattimore on going through the NFL Draft process after an injury and helping players plan for life after football. The now-shuttered Alliance of American Football faces a pair of class-action lawsuits from its former employees, days after the startup league suddenly suspended operations after less than one season […]

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Nunes files $150M lawsuit against McClatchy, alleging conspiracy to derail Clinton, Russia probes

Nunes’ 8 criminal referrals target criminal conspiracy, global leaks, lying to Congress House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes has been working on the Trump-Russia investigation referrals for more than two years; Catherine Herridge has the details. House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes filed a $150 million lawsuit in Virginia state court against The McClatchy Company and others on Monday, […]

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U.S. states sue to undo Trump rollback of healthy school lunch rules

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Several U.S. states sued the Trump administration on Wednesday to undo its recent decision that allowed fewer whole grains and more sodium in school breakfasts and lunches. The states accused the U.S. Department of Agriculture of ignoring federal dietary guidelines and scientific research on children’s nutrition when it eased rules championed by former first lady Michelle […]

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Lawsuit claiming Poland Spring is ordinary water will continue

A federal judge on Thursday rejected Nestle’s bid to dismiss a revised lawsuit claiming that it defrauded consumers by filling bottles of its Poland Spring water with ordinary groundwater. US District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer said consumers from eight Northeastern states may pursue claims that Nestle Waters North America deceived them into overpaying by labeling Poland Spring as “100% Natural […]

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Nestle to face lawsuit saying Poland Spring water not from a spring: U.S. judge

(Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday rejected Nestle SA’s bid to dismiss a revised lawsuit claiming that it defrauded consumers by filling bottles of its Poland Spring water with ordinary groundwater. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer said consumers from eight northeastern states may pursue claims that Nestle Waters North America deceived them into overpaying by labeling Poland Spring […]

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