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Bayer is Sued for Barring Non-U.S. Citizen from Roundup Settlement

A new U.S. lawsuit on Thursday accused Germany’s Bayer AG of illegally excluding a Virginia farmworker from a settlement over claims its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, because she is not a U.S. citizen. The complaint said Elvira Reyes-Hernandez, who used …

L’Oreal’s Hair Straighteners Caused Woman’s Cancer, Lawsuit Claims

L’Oreal SA has been sued by a Missouri woman who alleges she developed uterine cancer as a result of using the French cosmetic company’s hair-straightening products. The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in Chicago, came days after a study …

Judge Temporarily Blocks 2 State Lawsuits over J&J Talc Marketing

A US bankruptcy judge has blocked New Mexico and Mississippi from pursuing lawsuits accusing Johnson & Johnson of misleading consumers about the safety of its talc products, such as its baby powder, for now. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Michael Kaplan in …

Major Boston Suburb Finds ‘Forever Chemicals’ in its Water

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The city of Cambridge is temporarily switching the source of its drinking water after finding elevated levels of toxic “forever chemicals” in its water supply, the city said in a statement. The PFAS levels in the …

US Supreme Court Again Nixes Bayer Challenge to Weedkiller Suits

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected another Bayer AG bid to dismiss litigation alleging that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German pharmaceutical and chemical giant tries to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages. The justices turned …

US Supreme Court Rejects Bayer Bid to Nix Roundup Weedkiller Suits

WASHINGTON –– The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Bayer AG’s bid to dismiss legal claims by customers who contend its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages. The justices …

Mass. Joins States Suing ‘Forever Chemicals’ Manufacturers

Massachusetts has sued more than a dozen companies involved in the manufacture or marketing of so-called forever chemicals, alleging they knowingly polluted the environment and endangered public health, state Attorney General Maura Healey said Wednesday. The companies have known about …

Cancer Patients Seek Damages from Fukushima Nuclear Plant

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court began hearings Thursday in a lawsuit seeking nearly $5 million in damages for six people who were children in Fukushima at the time of its 2011 nuclear power plant disaster and later developed thyroid …

9th Circuit Halts Acrylamide Lawsuits Until Court Decides if Cancer Risk is Real

For the past 20 years, businesses that sell coffee, french fries and potato chips have been defending themselves against lawsuits that allege they violated a voter-approved California law that requires warning labels on products that contain substances known to cause …

Judge Greenlights J&J Strategy to Resolve Talc Lawsuits in Bankruptcy Court

Johnson & Johnson can use the bankruptcy system to resolve multibillion-dollar litigation claiming its talc products cause cancer, a U.S. judge ruled on Friday, signing off on a legal maneuver that enables the company to avoid fighting more than 38,000 …