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September 19, 2019
Who Can I File a Claim Against for Sexual Abuse?

Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Who Can I Sue? After enduring sexual abuse, it can be hard and overwhelming to face the pain of the past, let alone decide to pursue legal action against your abuser. The last thing you want to do is feel confused figuring out how to approach filing a lawsuit. So, consulting with […]

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September 19, 2019
Fournier’s Gangrene Risk from Invokana Potentially Confirmed by New Study

A new study may confirm the risk of developing Fournier’s gangrene after taking diabetes drugs like Invokana. Fournier’s gangrene, a potentially life-threatening, flesh-eating genital infection, has allegedly caused the suffering of Invokana users according to lawsuits across the country. JAMA Internal Medicine, a medical journal, recently published a research letter earlier this month that found […]

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September 19, 2019
New Vaping Deaths Reported by US Health Officials

On Friday September 6, US health officials reported potentially five new vaping deaths, urging the public to stop vaping until more is known about the health risks of using e-cigarettes. According to the Wall Street Journal, health officials have uncovered 450 possible vaping-related respiratory illness cases across 33 states, many of the victims in their […]

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September 19, 2019
Purdue Could Offer up to $12B to Settle Opioid Lawsuits

Drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma is reported to offer between $10B and $12B to settle over 2,000 opioid lawsuits against them. The firm, owned by the infamous Sackler family, faces thousands of lawsuits for their painkiller OxyContin. BBC relates Purdue stated the company is “actively working” towards a “global resolution.” “While Purdue Pharma is prepared to […]

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September 19, 2019
Litigation enters Tolling Agreement for 3M Earplug Lawsuits

According to a court order released August 26, the 3M earplug multidistrict litigation (MDL) has made significant developments, including entering into a tolling agreement for certain 3M earplug lawsuits. A tolling agreement is an agreement between both parties that they have waived the right to claim that a lawsuit should be dismissed because the statute […]

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August 27, 2019
Johnson & Johnson to Pay $572M for Role in Oklahoma Opioid Epidemic

A U.S. judge rules drug manufacturers Johnson & Johnson must pay $572M for its contributions in instigating the Oklahoma opioid epidemic. This was the first lawsuit out of thousands of cases filed against opioid manufacturers and sellers to go to trial. Throughout the seven-week non-jury trial, Oklahoma lawyers asserted Johnson & Johnson implemented a long-term […]

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August 23, 2019
All Valsartan Cancer Lawsuits in MDL Must Submit Short-Form Complaint

New court order states all future and current valsartan cancer lawsuits in the valsartan multidistrict litigation (MDL) must complete a “short-form” to help in tracking and coordinating cases. The seven-page form helps both parties and the Court to categorize valsartan cancer cases more efficiently as more cases pour into the valsartan multidistrict litigation. Currently over […]

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August 23, 2019
Over 400 New York Sex Abuse Claims Filed on Opening Day of New Statute of Limitations “Lookback Window”

On the opening day of New York’s new statute of limitations on sexual abuse lawsuits, over 400 survivors of child sex abuse filed claims against their abusers and institutions that allegedly hid cases of sexual abuse. On August 14, New York courts received at least 427 lawsuits filed by citizens who were sexually abused as […]

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August 21, 2019
First Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trials to Begin in 2020

The U.S. District judge presiding over the Bard hernia mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL) announced the first Bard hernia mesh bellwether trials will begin in May, July, and September 2020. U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus announced the new trial dates in a case management order issued August 19th that amended a prior bellwether trial schedule […]

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August 14, 2019
22 People Hospitalized from Vaping-Linked Breathing Issues, but Doctors Unsure of Why

Nearly two dozen people have been hospitalized in the Midwest with serious breathing difficulties linked to vaping. However, doctors can’t pinpoint the answer why. NBC News reports doctors are struggling to identify what the patients—mostly young adults—inhaled or used as a vaping device. Additionally, medical officers have not been able to identify where patients purchased […]

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August 13, 2019
FDA Vaping Seizures Investigation Uncovers 127 Cases Over Last Decade

Federal investigators discovered far more reports of seizures linked to vaping e-cigarettes than originally anticipated. On August 7, the FDA issued a press release stating their scientific investigation uncovered 127 reports of seizures linked to vaping electronic cigarettes. This number far surpasses the original number of 35 reports since 2010. The FDA launched their investigation […]

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August 9, 2019
Report of $8 Billion Roundup Settlement Dismissed by Bayer Mediator

The attorney in charge of mediating the Roundup weedkiller litigation in the United States rejected reports of Bayer AG paying $8 billion to settle all Roundup weedkiller claims in the US. “Such a statement is pure fiction,” Feinberg asserted in an email on Friday. “Compensation has not even been discussed in the global mediation discussions.” […]

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August 7, 2019
Roundup Case Deadlines Extended: Next Bellwether Trial to Start in 2020

The judge presiding over the Roundup weedkiller multidistrict litigation (MDL) recently decided to extend several Roundup case deadlines. This extension delays the start of the next federal bellwether trial to February 24, 2020. In a pretrial order released August 1, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria granted a joint request by the parties to push back […]

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August 3, 2019
MT Athletic Trainer Sentenced to 12 Years for Sexual Abuse

A Montana judge sentenced a former athletic trainer for Miles City Schools convicted of sexually abusing young athletes within his care. According to KULR8 News, James “Doc” Jensen acknowledged luring boys into sexual abuse by disguising it as a way to improve their athletic performance. Judge Dana Christensen sentenced Jensen to 12 years in prison […]

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July 29, 2019
Teens Testify JUUL Rep Told Students Vaping is “Totally Safe”

Under oath to Congress, two teens revealed a JUUL representative came into their high school classroom and called JUUL e-cigarettes “totally safe”. These claims came up July 25 during the first of two hearings presented by the House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy to investigate JUUL’s involvement in lending to the nicotine addiction […]

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July 26, 2019
CA Judge Reduces $2 Billion Roundup Cancer Verdict to $86.7 Million

A U.S. federal judge reexamined and reduced a landmark $2 billion jury verdict awarded to a California couple claiming their cancers were caused by exposure to Bayer AG’s Roundup weedkiller. The final verdict was reduced to $86.7 million. Judge Winifred Smith of the California Superior Court in Oakland ruled that the jury’s original $2 billion […]

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July 25, 2019
Polish Priest Sex Abuse: Film Reveals Global Impact of Catholic Church Abuse

Groundbreaking documentary Don’t Tell Anyone shares the voices of sexual abuse survivors in Poland as they bravely fight back against their alleged abusers in the Catholic Church. BBC News reports the first-hand accounts of Polish Catholic Church sexual abuse victims featured in the film. “I didn’t know about things like masturbation and touching. I had […]

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July 24, 2019
FDA Recall: Breast Implants Linked to Rare Form of Cancer

Breast implant manufacturer Allergan Inc. instigated a recall worldwide for its textured breast implant model after findings of breast implant-caused cancer. The FDA states studies revealed Allergan’s Biocell breast implant was tied to cases of a rare lymphoma, with 80% of the over 500 confirmed lymphoma cases being tied to the Allergan implants. CBS News […]

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July 19, 2019
JUUL Vaping Damaging Student Athletes’ Health and Future Prospects

Recent studies reveal a rapid increase in US teens becoming addicted to tobacco products. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lays the blame on JUUL e-cigarettes, as do the parents of addicted youth whose health suffered from over-vaping. Erika Edwards reporting for NBC News reveals the stories of teenage athletes whose lives altered […]

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July 17, 2019
Judge Decides Monsanto Should Pay Over $25M in Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

The U.S. District Judge presiding over all Roundup lawsuits in the Roundup multidistrict litigation recently determined Monsanto Company should pay over $25M of the damages awarded to a Roundup cancer victim in the first bellwether trial. In a recently released court order, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria decided to uphold the jury’s full awarded amount […]

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July 11, 2019
Veteran Sues for Hearing Loss Caused by "Dangerously Defective" 3M Earplugs

Increasing numbers of U.S. military veterans are filing lawsuits against corporate giant 3M as soldiers discover hearing injuries tied to their use of 3M Combat Arms earplugs. One of the most recent, Army vet James C. Boyd, filed a lawsuit against 3M Company earlier last week. In the official complaint, Boyd states he sustained hearing […]

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July 9, 2019
Research Unveils How Talcum Powder Exposure Can Cause Ovarian Cancer

Recently unveiled research provides compelling casual evidence for how talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer in consumers. Scientists from Wayne State University’s Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit presented findings in early June indicating that talc in baby powder can stimulate mutations in genes tied to ovarian cancer. Currently, corporate giant Johnson & Johnson faces over […]

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July 8, 2019
U.S. Women's Soccer Team Targets New Opponent after World Cup Win: Gender Discrimination

The U.S. women’s soccer team beat out the Netherlands for the title of 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup champions Sunday, July 7 in Lyon, France. Now, they seek to use their platform of victory to battle wage inequality for women soccer players by suing U.S. Soccer. Filed in March 2019, the complaint states U.S. Soccer […]

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July 3, 2019
Judge Plans to Examine $80 Million Roundup Verdict

After a court hearing on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria announced his plan to reduce an $80 million damage award to a man who alleged his cancer was caused by the glyphosate in weedkiller Roundup. On March 27, 2019 a federal jury awarded plaintiff Edwin Hardeman $5 million in compensatory damages and $75 million […]

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July 2, 2019
Valsartan Patient Sues Generic Drug Makers after Liver Cancer Diagnosis

Product liability lawsuits against generic valsartan manufacturers continue to file in at an alarmingly rapid rate as more patients seek compensation for useless drugs, medical monitoring, and serious injuries caused by impure valsartan. One lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey alleges that valsartan patient James Moss’s liver cancer […]

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July 1, 2019
Bayer Supervisory Committee Seeks Strategies to Tackle Roundup MDL

In response to enormous court losses and backlash from investors, global enterprise Bayer discusses new plans to address the latest outcomes in the US Roundup weedkiller litigation, turning to additional legal counsel for litigation advice. Currently there are over 15,000 Roundup lawsuits filed in the U.S. federal court system, all alleging similar claims that glyphosate […]

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June 30, 2019
Over 6,000 Claims Filed for Complications with Hernia Mesh Implants

The number of hernia mesh lawsuits filed in the United States continues to steadily and rapidly increase as hernia mesh lawyers review and file more hernia mesh patients’ claims. In the past month alone, over 1,000 new product liability lawsuits were filed for complications with hernia mesh implants manufactured by Bard, Atrium, and Ethicon. The […]

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June 26, 2019
Discovery Commences in 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Litigation

Via a pretrial order issued June 20, the U.S. District Judge presiding over the 3M dual-sided earplugs multidistrict litigation (MDL) opened up a time of discovery for parties involved. Discovery is used by parties to exchange information on common issues that may apply to many or all the claims involved in the multidistrict litigation. Active […]

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June 24, 2019
Roundup MDL: Nearly 60 Cases from Four States Chosen for Remand Prep

On June 14, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, who oversees all federal Roundup lawsuits in the Northern District of California, identified dozens of cases in four different states to be prepared for remand and individual trial dates. Remanding cases refers to higher courts sending cases to lower courts so the lower courts will take action […]

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June 21, 2019
Attorneys to Lead Discovery, Pretrial Proceedings Appointed to 3M Earplug MDL

The U.S. District Judge presiding over the 3M Combat Arms earplugs multidistrict litigation (MDL) recently appointed 53 plaintiff’s attorneys for different leadership roles to represent all the interests of the plaintiffs in the litigation. Judge Casey Rodgers issued a pretrial order May 22, selecting attorneys for the following roles: Lead Counsel (1 attorney) Co-Lead Counsel […]

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June 19, 2019
Roundup May Cause More Complications than Cancer Alone

A new report reveals cancer is only one of many serious health concerns linked to long-term exposure to glyphosate in weed killers like Roundup. Bloomberg News recently published an article informing glyphosate in Roundup could potentially cause health risks including liver damage, water pollution, birth defects, and kidney damage. “Studies over the past decade suggest […]

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June 17, 2019
Long-Awaited Plan for Potential National Opioid Settlement Revealed

In response to the devastating national opioid crisis, attorneys for local governments filed a possible plan that could lead pharmaceutical companies and U.S. communities to a global settlement of opioid lawsuits. The plan, filed in the Ohio federal court June 14, still needs to be approved by the court, but it could aid tens of […]

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June 13, 2019
Jon Stewart Returns to Aggressively Push for More 9/11 Victim Compensation

Retired comedian Jon Stewart appeared on C-SPAN not to make jokes, but to passionately advocate for the continuance of health coverage and benefits for surviving 9/11 victims and first responders. Many of these survivors endure(d) severe health complications caused by inhaling toxic fumes from the wreckage of the September 11 terrorist attacks, relying on help […]

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June 12, 2019
Faith in Evangelical Church Shattered by Reports of Child Sex Abuse

The sexual abuse crisis is not limited to the Catholic and Mormon Churches: investigations reveal Evangelical Churches hold a stunning number of sexual abuse cases, as well. The New York Times reveals the first-hand account of Christi Bragg, a Texas Evangelical megachurch attender whose daughter was sexually abused at the church's summer camp, and how, […]

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June 10, 2019
Studies Linking 3M Earplugs to Hearing Loss Now to be Presented on “Science Day” in August

The U.S. District Judge presiding over the 3M Combat Arms earplugs litigation moved originally June-scheduled “Science Day” presentations to August. During the “Science Day”, parties will educate the court on scientific concerns that may be commonly brought up as evidence during the impending trials. While these presentations are meant to be solely educational, not adversarial, […]

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June 6, 2019
FDA Approved vs FDA Cleared? HBO's John Oliver Reveals the Issue with Medical Devices

The safety difference between FDA "approved" and FDA "cleared" medical devices is far more serious than you supposed. John Oliver, host of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, revealed the horrifying facts behind the medical devices implanted in tens of thousands of Americans every year. Watch the full report below:

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June 5, 2019
Lawyers Anticipate Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy in Press Release

Abused in Scouting's lawyers' address the Boy Scouts of America's potential move towards declaring bankruptcy in a recent press release. The BSA declaring bankruptcy could deprive hundreds of BSA sex abuse victims their day in court and the chance to pursue legal action against their abusers. Read the full release by following the link below: […]

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May 20, 2019
Student Sexual Abuse Silenced by Ohio State University for Decades: 180 Victims Accounted

Recent reports state an athletic doctor at Ohio State University sexually assaulted nearly 180 male students under his care between 1978 and 1998. Dr. Richard Strauss, who died in 2005, retired with emeritus status despite the widespread known and credible allegations against him. According to the investigation, first announced in April 2018, these allegations were […]

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May 17, 2019
6 California Catholic Dioceses Establish “Compensation Program” for Clergy Sex Abuse Victims

On May 14th, six Catholic dioceses in California declared they would come together to create a “compensation program” for victims of clergy sex assault. This compensation program could be used by survivors as an alternative instead of suing the Catholic Church. Officials state the fund would be available to all clergy abuse victims, including those […]

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May 13, 2019
Breaking News: Couple Awarded $1 Billion in Roundup Cancer Trial

After an extensive five-week trial, a jury awarded an elderly couple $1 billion after discovering Bayer’s Monsanto company failed to warn them about the health risks of using the infamous weed killer Roundup. The Oakland, CA trial came about over whether the agrochemical behemoth knowingly sold the harmful weed killer despite the possibility of it […]

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May 13, 2019
New Law Will Give NJ Sexual Abuse Victims More Time to Pursue Justice

Change will finally arrive for sexual abuse survivors in New Jersey with the extension of opportunity to seek justice. On Monday May 13, reports state Governor Phil Murphy is set sign a new law expanding the civil statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases in New Jersey. The bill will allow sexual abuse survivors more […]

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May 8, 2019
3M Military Earplug Federal MDL Allows Direct Filing of New Lawsuits

As of April 2019, new approved procedures allow for the direct filing of future cases brought forth U.S. veterans impacted by the 3M military earplug scandal. These lawsuits may be brought to the 3M military earplug federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) centralized in the Northern District of Florida for pretrial and coordinated discovery proceedings. Currently, about […]

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May 6, 2019
Clergy Sex Abuse Victims Awarded $40 million from Duluth Diocese

After years of litigation over insurance coverage, the Diocese of Duluth finally reached a settlement with 125 sexual abuse victims. A committee of sex abuse survivors reached the settlement with the diocese Wednesday May 1, ending a battle that started in 2015. This settlement provides around $40 million to the survivors and allows the diocese […]

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May 2, 2019
Famous HIV Drugs, like Truvada, Linked to Severe Side Effects

Recent findings reveal that patients taking HIV medications like Truvada experience increased risk of serious health complications. Truvada, one of the only five HIV drugs on the market (all created by Gilead Sciences), contains active ingredient tenofovir disoproxil furmarate (TDF). However, studies reveal that TDF can cause severe side effects, such as kidney injuries and […]

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May 1, 2019
Bayer Could Lose Billions On Roundup Cancer Lawsuits

Infamous German company and creator of aspirin faces increasing financial fears as weedkiller-caused cancer cases heat up in the US. In June 2018, Bayer bought Monsanto for a whopping $63 billion, a purchase not backed by over 55% of voting shareholders. However, this controversial purchase possessed more pressing concerns. The purchase placed Bayer at substantial […]

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April 12, 2019
Retired Pope Benedict XVI Blames the 1960’s for “Dissolution” of Catholic Morality

Ex-Pope Benedict XVI published a letter blaming the continuing issue of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church on the 1960’s sexual revolution. The former pope, leader of the Catholic Church from 2005 until his sudden retirement in 2013, asserts the historical and cultural changes of the 1960’s led to an abandonment of traditional Catholic morality. […]

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April 11, 2019
French Court Holds Monsanto Responsible for Farmer’s Neurological Problems

Lawsuits against Monsanto Company reach new heights as a french court rules that Monsanto’s weedkiller Lasso was liable for a farmer’s weedkiller-caused health problems. On April 11, 2019 a statement announced by the plaintiffs group ruled in favor of Paul Francois, a farmer who accidentally inhaled Monsanto’s weedkiller Lasso while spraying in 2004. The French […]

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April 8, 2019
Bard Hernia Mesh Litigations Quickly Approach Bellwether Trials

Thousands of patients across the U.S. have filed personal injury claims against Bard and its corporate subsidiary, Davol. Patients claim that C. R. Bard’s polypropylene hernia mesh implants caused their severe and painful injuries. Despite the intensive preparation required to tackle these Bard hernia mesh trials, the process is moving along swiftly for the Southern […]

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March 29, 2019
Multi-million Dollar Settlement Reached Over Opioid Debacle

$270 million settlement with Purdue Pharmaceuticals offers hope to those struggling with an opioid addiction. On Tuesday March 26, Oklahoma settled it 2017 lawsuit with Purdue Pharma LP and members of the Sackler family, owners of Purdue and makers of the popular painkiller OxyContin. The state of Oklahoma accused the drug maker of spurring the […]

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March 27, 2019
Rising Number of Catholics Considering Leaving the Church

Catholics' faiths are under considerable pressure with the continues stream of sex scandals in the Church coming to light. A new poll reveals that due to the recent news about child sex abuse at the hands of Catholic priests, 37% of Catholics interviewed have questioned whether they would remain in the Catholic Church or not. […]

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March 20, 2019
Jury Rules Glyphosate in Roundup Caused California Resident's Cancer

The first phase of Edward Hardeman v. Monsanto Company unearthed groundbreaking news in favor of consumers’ claims that the popular weedkiller Roundup caused their non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. After presented with a series of arguments and scientific evidence by Edward Hardeman’s attorneys, the jury sided with them that the California resident’s non-Hodgkin's lymphoma was caused by glyphosate […]

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March 19, 2019
Veterans "Tortured" by Hearing Loss and Ringing Ears from 3M Earplugs

Manufacturing giant 3M finds itself in hot water as military veterans across the US fight back against the company, claiming 3M knowingly sold the military defective earplugs. In July the Justice Department settled a lawsuit with 3M in regards to the allegations that the Combat Arms Dual Sided earplugs possess “dangerous design defects” and 3M […]

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March 15, 2019
Australian Cardinal Convicted of Child Sex Abuse

Scandal in the Catholic Church stretches across the globe as more sexual abuse cases step out of the shadows. In December 2018, the jury found Cardinal George Pell of Australian guilty of sexually abusing two choir boys in Melbourne of 1996. BBC News reports that the verdict was not publicly disclosed until February, spurred by […]

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