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September 2018

Ledger law firm in California
RoundUp Tort
September 13, 2018

Vallejo, Home City of CA Groundskeeper in $289M Roundup Verdict, Will Continue to Use Glyphosate

California groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first plaintiff to have a jury verdict rendered in lawsuits against Monsanto involving glyphosate. Mr. Johnson was one of thousands who alleged that the company's glyphosate herbicide caused their cancer, and the jury found for Mr. Johnson in a case that garnered significant national attention. The attention was of such a magnitude that Bayer's…
Roundup cancer lawyer at Ledger Law
RoundUp Tort
September 13, 2018

Monsanto Fails to Collect Documents From Advocacy Group Seeking a Halt to Glyphosate

In past blog posts, we have extensively covered the ongoing saga surrounding the what are now thousands of lawsuits arguing that glyphosate causes cancer. Regular readers will recall that plaintiffs are relying on a 2015 World Health Report finding that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen. Monsanto and Bayer, alternatively, rely on studies such as the EPA's claim that glyphosate is likely not…
California Uber Accident
Uncategorized
September 13, 2018

Lawsuit Alleges Uber Saved $500M by Misclassifying Its Drivers As Independent Contractors

In past blogs, we have written about the financial and legal incentives Uber has to continue classifying its drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. Indeed, we also extensively covered an important California Supreme Court decision that increased the likelihood Uber and Lyft drivers will become employees in the state of California. Months after we wrote about the highest California court's decision…
California self-driving car accident lawyer
Uber/Lyft Accidents
September 13, 2018

Apple’s First Reported Self-Driving Crash Brings Attention to the Tech Giant

For regular readers of our blog and tech enthusiasts alike, the notion that Silicon Valley is going full-speed ahead to embrace self-driving comes as little surprise. What may be surprising, however, is that Apple is also involved in the ever-growing competition for dominance in the self-driving car sector. Apple has kept their self-driving car program largely under wraps, but the…
Herbicide cancer attorney
RoundUp Tort
September 4, 2018

A Closer Look at Dicamba’s Link to Various Forms of Cancer

After a nearly $300 million verdict was awarded to a California groundskeeper who argued his terminal non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer was caused by glyphosate, the potentially carcinogenic nature of herbicides has received a renewed spotlight. As national conversations continue over glyphosate, the thousands of lawsuits against Bayer AG Monsanto will continue to unfold. Many of these lawsuits will rely on findings…
Roundup cancer attorney
RoundUp Tort
September 4, 2018

Could Glyphosate Verdict Renew a Legal Battle Over Agent Orange?

Thousands of glyphosate lawsuits have been filed in the aftermath of the landmark $289 million verdict delivered by a San Francisco jury in August of 2018. This surge in litigation came after the first Roundup cancer lawsuit at trial ended with the jury finding that Roundup's glyphosate caused the eventual diagnosis of a school groundskeeper's terminal non-Hodgkin lymphoma. While much of…
Roundup cancer lawyer
RoundUp Tort
September 4, 2018

Bayer’s Monsanto-Related Legal Risks May Extend Beyond Glyphosate

In June of 2018, Bayer AG closed on its acquisition of agri-chemical giant Monsanto. Some news outlets reported a $63 billion acquisition, whereas others reported even higher acquisition costs after closing (Bloomberg reported $66 billion). Naturally, Bayer eyed significant profits from the acquisition, even if intended to bolster public relations by doing away with the Monsanto name. If Bayer aimed…
California self-driving car accident lawyers
Uber/Lyft Accidents
September 1, 2018

New Study Suggests People May Cause Most California Accidents Involving Autonomous Vehicles

Self-driving cars and the autonomous vehicle industry have long been championed as a way of making roads safer. In this respect, self-driving is a natural fit for the ridesharing sector, which has also touted ridesharing's ability to reduce drunk driving. And, to this end, Uber and Lyft have both ramped up their self-driving efforts in the hopes of gaining significant market…