Verdicts Twist Road Ahead in Monsanto Cancer Litigation

The federal jury that heard the first bifurcated trial on claims Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup causes cancer found the Bayer AG subsidiary liable for not warning a man of the product’s cancer risks and awarded him $80 million in damages. It also made the way forward in multidistrict litigation a lot more complex.

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Judge Clears Military Contractor in Sprawling Burn-Pits Case

A federal judge in Maryland dismissed a massive collection of cases brought against a government contractor by veterans and their family members who say the military’s use of open burn pits at bases during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan left them with serious illnesses.

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