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The third parties include Monsanto, Monsanto International and Monsanto Rus. On March 14, 2018, the court decided to postpone the preliminary hearing on the lawsuit of the German company until April 11. In January 2018, head of the FAS Igor Artemyev met with the management of Bayer and the parties ...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 19, 2018 – Today, a California Appellate Court sided with the State of California and Center for Food Safety (CFS) affirming that Monsanto's glyphosate pesticide can be listed as a probable carcinogen under Proposition 65. Monsanto's lawsuit challenged the 2015 ...

Popular weed killer Roundup, developed by Monsanto, has been on the market since the 1970s and is widely used by farmers and homeowners alike in over 160 countries. Over the past several years, however, Monsanto is now facing over 380 pending lawsuits because the product's active ingredient ...
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's lawsuit contends that Monsanto knowingly produced cancer-causing PCBs, which impaired the Ottawa River and ... San Diego, Seattle, Spokane, Long Beach, Calif., San Jose, Calif., and other major cities have filed lawsuits, as have the states of Washington and ...
His is one of 2,400 lawsuits filed against Monsanto by cancer victims in courts across the country, and Johnson's case is the first one scheduled for a jury trial. These victims are suing to hold Monsanto accountable, claiming that glyphosate, the listed, active ingredient in its popular herbicide Roundup, ...
In 2015, CBS news broke the announcement of a lawsuit against 31 brands of wines for high levels of inorganic arsenic. In 2016 ... More than 1,000 plaintiffs, most of them farmers, have filed lawsuits against Monsanto, a leading manufacturer of glyphosate, for Roundup exposure leading to non-Hodgkin ...

based Cow-Mil Farms, Inc., alleges in its lawsuit that reported dicamba damage has been both a predictable and profitable result of Monsanto's rollout of the Xtend product package. ... Downing has a background highlighted by blockbuster settlements from biotechnology-related lawsuits. He was the ...
“The complaint does not and cannot allege any deviation from Monsanto's design specifications or performance standards,” according to court documents. Seattle-based Friedman Rubin law firm filed the lawsuit against Monsanto and its affiliated companies for three dozen plaintiffs in January. The Monroe ...
Farmers in Missouri and other states previously said that the weed killer damaged crops in neighboring fields because dicamba drifted away from where it was sprayed due to wind. Last year, Missouri issued a temporary ban on the weed killer due to the problem. Monsanto, in the midst of a $63.5 billion ...
As a result of the havoc wreaked by dicamba, the state of Arkansas banned it this past summer, and it's now considered a restricted-use pesticide, meaning anyone wishing to use it must first be properly trained. Monsanto, in an effort to sell this product, sued the state of Arkansas in an effort to stop the ban.
Monsanto was also challenging an earlier rule that specifically targeted its brand of dicamba. BASF and DuPont also make dicamba weed killers. Piazza cited a state Supreme Court ruling last month that said the state Legislature can't waive Arkansas' immunity from lawsuits. That ruling has prompted ...
Monsanto sued the board and each individual member, calling their decision arbitrary, capricious and unlawful. Hundreds of farmers who say they need dicamba to control their weeds signed a petition calling for the board to reconsider. Six farmers also filed a lawsuit, arguing that the makeup of the board ...
Yet Bayer's compromises might not be enough if Missouri-based Monsanto's legal troubles throw a wrench in the works: The agrochemical giant currently faces 2,200 law suits in the US alone, which claim Monsanto's flagship product, Roundup, and more specifically its main ingredient glyphosate, causes ...
... on Monday halted California's plan to require Monsanto to place warning labels on its Roundup products, saying scientists haven't shown a clear connection between glyphosate and cancer. U.S. District Judge William Shubb sided with the St. Louis-based chemical giant in its First Amendment lawsuit, ...
Piazza dismissed the challenge because, he said, an Arkansas state Supreme Court ruling makes it unlawful for the state Legislature to waive Arkansas' immunity from lawsuits. Monsanto's attorneys counter-claimed that since the corporation isn't seeking monetary damages, the state can't claim immunity.
Farmers in Missouri and other states previously said that the weed killer damaged crops in neighboring fields because dicamba drifted away from where it was sprayed due to wind. Last year, Missouri issued a temporary ban on the weed killer due to the problem. Monsanto, in the midst of a $63.5 billion ...
Monsanto's year-old dicamba configuration—soybean seeds genetically modified to resist the herbicide dicamba, plus dicamba for spraying—just ran into a brick wall in Arkansas. The pesticide has a tendency to vaporize and drift for miles, where it can destroy other soybean farms as well as wild trees.

An Arkansas Circuit Judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Monsanto against the Arkansas State Plant Board concerning its decision to ban dicamba in the state between April 16 and ... The decision said legislators could not waive the state's immunity from lawsuits, which is granted under the state constitution.
A judge in Pulaski County, Arkansas, dismissed Monsanto's lawsuit against the Arkansas State Plant Board and its dicamba ban on Feb. 16. “Across 33 states, soybean growers are seeing outstanding yield potential and excellent weed control with the combination of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans ...
These lawsuits cover a range of complaints, but contain mostly farmer defendants seeking damages for crops injured by off-target dicamba movement and focus on the companies that sell the new dicamba formulations: Monsanto (XtendiMax), BASF (Engenia) and DuPont (FeXapan). The lawsuit by ...
Monsanto sued the board and each individual member, calling their decision arbitrary, capricious and unlawful. Hundreds of farmers who say they need dicamba to control their weeds signed a petition calling for the board to reconsider. Six farmers also filed a lawsuit, arguing that the makeup of the board ...
On Friday, public interest organizations representing farmers and conservationists made their legal case in a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Monsanto Company, challenging EPA's approval of Monsanto's new "XtendiMax" pesticide. XtendiMax is Monsanto's version of ...
The clerk's default in the Monsanto case and the new BB&T allegations come after Boersen Farms and its affiliates have faced a string of lawsuits over the last year. A clerk's default against Boersen Farms also was entered in a breach of contract lawsuit involving Boston-based Forward Financing LLC, ...
Monsanto court decision impact our conversation about the new Westport school proposal? On Dec. 13, 2017, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ruled in “The Town of Westport vs. Monsanto Co.” that a lower district court had correctly granted summary judgment to Monsanto in a lawsuit brought ...
Missouri farmer Bobby Aycock joined one of several class-action lawsuits against Monsanto after dicamba spraying by nearby farmers damaged his crops in 2016. He then planted Xtend in ... Despite his lawsuit against Monsanto, Aycock plans to sow Xtend seeds again this spring. "If something's working," ...
Monsanto Co has gained the support of 11 states in its fight to stop California from requiring the company to place cancer warnings on products containing glyphosate. Monsanto, the National Association of Wheat Growers and several other agricultural groups have filed a federal lawsuit with the support of ...
San Francisco, CA More than 300 Monsanto RoundUp lawsuits have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation in the US District Court for the Northern District of California . Expert testimony about whether glyphosate, the main ingredient in RoundUp, is carcinogenic will begin in early March.
The state of Oregon is the latest public entity to file a lawsuit against the agriculture giant Monsanto over the company's manufacture and distribution of the toxic chemicals known as PCBs. We talk to the company and the lawyer representing a number of other public entities making similar claims, including ...
Law360, New York (January 8, 2018, 6:00 PM EST) -- A proposed class of direct purchasers of seeds filed an antitrust lawsuit against Monsanto Co. in Missouri federal court Monday, accusing the global agrochemical company of artificially inflating prices for genetically modified seed traits in soybeans and cotton by ...
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2012 file photo, the downtown skyline is shown on the west bank of the Willamette River in Portland, Ore. Oregon is suing the agrochemical giant Monsanto over PCB pollution that it says has contaminated dozens of its waterways and leached into ground soil around the state.
Add the state of Oregon to the list of parties suing Monsanto (NYSE: MON) over PCB pollution. A $100 million lawsuit filed Thursday in Multnomah County Circuit Court alleges the St. Louis-based agrochemical giant knew for decades that polychlorinated biphenyls it manufactured were toxic but hid that fact ...
All of the lawsuits name Monsanto Co., the manufacturer of XtendiMax dicamba herbicide and genetically modified cotton and soybeans that can withstand ... disagree on which court the cases should be heard in and have all asked that the cases be heard in the court where their individual lawsuit was filed.
According to the Missouri Department of Agriculture, dicamba herbicide sprayed on fields can drift onto adjacent farm fields and damage crops that are not dicamba-resistant. St. Louis attorney Don Downing, who represents the plaintiffs, said Monsanto has been hit with numerous lawsuits over the use of ...
WESTPORT — The town's $26 million lawsuit against a manufacturer most recently lost in federal appeals court. The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday agreed that a lower court had correctly granted summary judgment to Monsanto Co. in a lawsuit brought by Westport in 2014. The town alleged ...
In a report released ahead of the hearing—which makes use of documents that have come to light thanks to ongoing lawsuits against Monsanto—Democrats on the House Science Committee expressed their agreement with Sass, detailing the pesticide industry's attempts to control the public debate about ...
Princeton Town Administrator Nina Nazarian announced at the Jan. 16 selectmen's meeting that the attorney representing the town in the lawsuit against Monsanto, a leading producer of genetically engineered seed and Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide, recommended that the town dismiss the ...
Several cities — including Portland, Oregon, and the California cities of Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, Long Beach and San Diego —have also sued Monsanto over PCB pollution. Washington became the first state to sue Monsanto over PCBs in 2016. The new lawsuit said that a study included in a 1955 ...
Thirty-six parents, teachers and children sued a notorious chemical manufacturer and Washington state government Tuesday claiming long-term exposure to toxins inside a Monroe school caused skin diseases, birth defects, cancer and paralysis, among other afflictions. Parents and teachers from Sky ...
In a statement, the company called the lawsuit "baseless." ... "This lawsuit is baseless and undermines the ongoing EPA cleanup efforts, and Monsanto will defend itself accordingly." In previous lawsuits, the company argued that the suits targeted a past product that was "lawful and useful" for decades.
While the lab results cited by OCA's lawsuit showed glyphosate levels far lower than the government's threshold of 1 ppm for dried leaves, the group believes there is no safe level of glyphosate exposure for a person. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in many herbicides, most notably in Monsanto's star ...
Monsanto sought preliminary and permanent injunctions Dec. 5, as part of a lawsuit filed in October against the state Plant Board. The company amended the lawsuit Nov. 17, to reflect the board's decision nine days earlier to prohibit the in-crop use of dicamba from April 16 through Oct. 31 next year.
Rebate programs rarely make national headlines, but when the product is at the center of statewide bans, lawsuits and off-target damage controversies, a cash-back offer raises some eyebrows. Farmers may earn a $6-per-acre rebate when they apply XtendiMax herbicide to their Roundup Ready 2 Xtend ...
The chemical giant BASF (which produces a version of the herbicide) and agricultural giant Monsanto (which engineers dicamba-resistant seed and sells its own version of the chemical) have actively resisted the state's movement toward a ban. Monsanto has filed a lawsuit challenging the proposed ban in ...
The chemical giant BASF (which produces a version of the herbicide) and agricultural giant Monsanto (which engineers dicamba-resistant seed and sells its own version of the chemical) have actively resisted the state's movement toward a ban. Monsanto has filed a lawsuit challenging the proposed ban in ...
Roundup and Monsanto's glyphosate-resistant seeds may become less attractive to customers if California requires warnings on products containing the chemical. In the lawsuit, filed in federal court in California, Monsanto and groups representing corn, soybeans and wheat farmers reject that glyphosate causes cancer.
The group of feed and food crop grower organizations, along with Monsanto Company brought the lawsuit against the director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment ... The required warning label also allegedly raises the potential for private lawsuits if violations are found, they said.
Of the 64 cases, 16 originated from Ohio and include lawsuits filed by the cities of Cincinnati and Dayton. It also includes lawsuits filed by two Northeast Ohio cities, Parma and Lorain. The list of cases Polster will preside over notably does not include a lawsuit the state of Ohio filed against Purdue Pharma ...
Lawyers John Fiske, left, Scott Summy, and John Gomez represent the city of San Diego in a lawsuit against the chemical company Monsanto ... A law firm representing the city, Baron & Budd, has also brought similar lawsuits on behalf of a number of other municipalities, including Long Beach, San Jose, ...
GOLDEN CITY, Mo A southwest Missouri farmer is accusing Monsanto of false statements about the qualities of herbicide products that contain dicamba formulations. Gregory Harris of Golden City says in a federal lawsuit that the herbicide drifted on his approximately 400 acres of soybeans. He says in the ...
The request to halt next year's ban was added to a lawsuit Monsanto filed last month over the board's decision in 2016 to prohibit the use of dicamba. In its amended lawsuit filed Friday, the company argued the Plant Board exceeded its authority by banning dicamba and did not consider the financial impact ...


 

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