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Bayer's Monsanto asks U.S. court to toss $289 million glyphosate verdict

Sep 19 2018

Bayer AG unit Monsanto on Tuesday asked a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer.

Factbox: Bayer's Monsanto faces broad U.S. glyphosate litigation

Sep 19 2018

Bayer AG's Monsanto unit has urged a California judge to toss the $289-million verdict a jury awarded to a man who said the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including the widely-used Roundup brand, caused his cancer.

Imerys settles talc asbestos suit as trial against J&J heads to the jury

Sep 18 2018

A supplier of talc to Johnson & Johnson on Monday agreed to a last-minute settlement just as a case alleging asbestos-contaminated talc products, including J&J's baby powder, gave a California woman cancer went before a jury.

Case to Watch: Third test trial in Bard IVC filter MDL

Sep 07 2018

Parties in the third bellwether in the multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective C.R. Bard Inc deep vein filters will face off in the courtroom on Sept. 18 in a trial that could shape the outcome of thousands of pending cases.

Bayer, J&J cleared of liability in latest Xarelto trial

Aug 31 2018

A Pennsylvania jury on Thursday found for Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson in a case alleging their blood thinner Xarelto caused a man's excessive internal bleeding, handing defense attorneys another win in massive litigation over the blockbuster drug.

U.S. judge enters final $245 mln judgment in J&J hip implant trial

Aug 30 2018

The federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective hip implants made by Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Orthopaedics unit has entered a $245 million final judgment for six plaintiffs in a case decided by a jury last November.

Woman in upcoming Bard IVC filter trial urges judge to allow expert testimony

Aug 29 2018

One of the plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation over injuries allegedly caused by C. R. Bard's vein filters is urging the presiding judge to allow expert testimony in an upcoming trial that the company claims was precluded by a previous ruling.

EPA should revoke Monsanto weed killer approval, groups tell U.S. court

Aug 29 2018

Environmental groups argued in federal appeals court on Wednesday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to analyze the risks Bayer AG Monsanto's dicamba-based weed killer posed to nearby crops before approving it in 2016.

J&J's Mentor cannot escape mesh suit on statute of limitations grounds-11th Circuit

Aug 28 2018

A federal appeals court on Tuesday reversed a grant of summary judgment to Johnson & Johnson unit Mentor Corp in a woman's lawsuit alleging injuries from defective pelvic mesh implants, saying the trial court had been wrong in finding her case time-barred.

3-D printed gun blueprints for sale after U.S. court order, group says

Aug 28 2018

A Texas-based group that a U.S. federal judge had barred from issuing blueprints for 3-D printed plastic guns on the internet said on Tuesday it has made the firearm designs available for sale. | Video

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