Pedram Esfandiary

Attorneys Discuss Monsanto Roundup Litigation at UCLA Law Event

Nov. 5, 2018 – Los Angeles, California - - Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman attorneys Michael L. Baum, R. Brent Wisner and Pedram Esfandiary participated in a panel discussion on October 31 at an event held by the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. The lunchtime panel before [...]

Monsanto to Pay $289.2 Million in Landmark Roundup Lawsuit Verdict

August 10, 2018 San Francisco, California - - A San Francisco jury returned a verdict today in the case of a former groundskeeper with terminal cancer against Monsanto Company, ordering the agrochemical giant to pay $39.2 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages for failing to warn [...]

First Monsanto Roundup Trial Starts in June 2018 in San Francisco

Read the Johnson trial transcripts and exhibits here. June 18, 2018 – San Francisco, California - - The trial of Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company should begin sometime this month in the Superior Court for the County of San Francisco, California. Plaintiff Dewayne “Lee” Johnson alleges that exposure to certain [...]

Defending IARC’s Scientific Integrity Against Congressional Attack

Feb. 6, 2018 – Washington D.C. - - Today’s Science, Space, Technology (SST) Committee Hearing, ironically titled, “In Defense of Scientific Integrity: Examining the IARC Monograph Programme and Glyphosate Review,” should probably have been named “Monsanto’s Daily Glyphosate Talking Points.” The hearing, headed by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), started with reiterating the same [...]

Acthar Class Action Accuses Mallinckrodt of Inflating Price 85,000%

Los Angeles, California - - A class action lawsuit filed on behalf of numerous Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) accuses pharmaceutical manufacturer Mallinckrodt (MNK) of engaging in a scheme to drastically inflate the price and reduce competition for its drug H.P. Acthar Gel (Acthar), a drug primarily prescribed for infants with [...]

CA EPA Adds Glyphosate to Proposition 65 List of Known Carcinogens

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that effective July 7, glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, will be added to the state’s Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer. With the glyphosate Prop 65 listing, California’s Environmental Protection [...]

By | 2017-07-07T14:25:44+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Monsanto Roundup News, Pedram Esfandiary, Top Stories|

Dozens Speak Out Against Monsanto’s Roundup at OEHHA Glyphosate Hearing

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) held a public hearing this week in Sacramento on the proposed regulatory “Safe Harbor” No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.OEHHA proposed 1,100 micrograms per kilogram of body weight per day [...]

By | 2017-08-18T09:44:39+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Blog, Monsanto Roundup News, Pedram Esfandiary|