EU Glyphosate License Vote Requires Member State Majority

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, will only be relicensed in Europe if a majority of European Union (EU) member states provide sufficient support, said European Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis. "I wanted to make clear that the Commission has no intention to reapprove this substance without [...]

By | 2017-07-26T13:40:46+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Top Stories, Blog, Monsanto Roundup News|

Ohio Companies, Execs Pay $19.5M to Resolve Skilled Nursing Fraud Claims

Ohio-based Foundations Health Solutions Inc. (FHS), Olympia Therapy Inc., Tridia Hospice Care Inc. and executives of all three companies will pay a combined $19.5 million to resolve allegations pertaining to the submission of false claims for medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy and hospice services. FHS is the corporate successor to Provider [...]

By | 2017-07-21T10:12:54+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Top Stories, Blog, Whistleblower News|

Air Canada Plane Came Within 100 Ft. of Hitting Two Planes at SFO

An Air Canada flight with 140 passengers onboard came within 100 feet of causing what could have been one of the worst disasters in aviation history. Last Friday, Air Canada Flight 759 was forced to abort a landing at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and perform a go-around after the [...]

By | 2017-07-21T10:00:07+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Top Stories, Blog, A. Ilyas Akbari|

MEPs Express ‘Strong Doubts’ on EU Glyphosate Assessment

Members of European Parliament (MEPs) wrote a letter last week to the U.S. District Judge overseeing the Monsanto Roundup litigation, seeking to learn more about the validity of the scientific conclusions EU regulators reached on the carcinogenicity of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup.The letter, signed by MEPs Bart Staes of [...]

By | 2017-08-09T15:46:04+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Top Stories, Blog, Monsanto Roundup News|

California Talcum Powder Lawsuit Heads to Trial in Los Angeles

The first trial stemming from a California talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was set to begin Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 63-year-old plaintiff Eva Echeverria, who alleges that regular and repeated feminine hygiene use of J&J talcum powder products [...]

UK Launches Inquiry into Contaminated Blood Scandal

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May announced yesterday that her nation’s government will conduct an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal that killed an estimated 2,400 people in the country and left countless others terminally ill. The scandal dates back to the late 1970s and early 1980s when hemophilia patients [...]

By | 2017-07-13T11:44:13+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Top Stories, Blog, Michael L. Baum|

Mississippi KC-130T Plane Crash Kills 16

A Mississippi KC-130T Hercules crashed has killing 16 people, including 15 Marines and one Navy corpsman. The crash occurred around 4:00 p.m. CST on Monday, July 10, when a U.S. the military refueling tanker crashed into a soybean field in Mississippi. U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina where the [...]

By | 2017-07-21T10:56:43+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Top Stories, Blog, Timothy A. Loranger|

New SFO Asiana Crash Footage Appears on YouTube

Four years ago, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed on final approach to land at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The Asiana crash and subsequent rescue response killed three teenage girls and left over 180 others with injuries. New video footage of the incident surfaced today on YouTube, showing a zoomed in [...]

By | 2017-07-13T11:45:15+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Top Stories, Blog, Ronald L. M. Goldman, A. Ilyas Akbari|

Monsanto Called Out for ‘Flimsy’ Jurisdiction Theories in Roundup Cancer Case

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria granted a group of  California Plaintiffs’ motion to return their Roundup lawsuit against Monsanto  to state court in Alameda County Superior Court. Monsanto  had sought to keep the case in federal court. In his ruling on Wednesday, Judge Chhabria granted lead Plaintiff Loretta Pennie’s bid [...]

By | 2017-07-13T11:45:42+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Top Stories, Blog, Monsanto Roundup News|

States Make Plans for $2.7 Billion Volkswagen Environmental Settlement

In the wake of an emissions scandal that cost Volkswagen billions of dollars, states that received a share of the $2.7 Billion Volkswagen environmental settlement are now determining how to spend their money. VW faced sanctions for using "defeat devices" on its diesel cars, so the vehicles would appear to [...]

By | 2017-07-14T11:57:11+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Top Stories, Blog, Consumer Lawsuits / Class Action News|