Jury: Monsanto knew of Roundup’s dangers, didn’t warn consumers

A California jury has awarded a man $80 million after finding that Roundup weed killer, made by the agrochemical company Monsanto, caused his cancer. The award included $75 million in punitive damages, which were meant to punish Monsanto for acting with “malice or oppression” when it decided not to warn consumers of Roundup’s cancer risks.

SCOTUS rules manufacturers liable when they knew asbestos would be added later

Certain equipment used on Navy vessels and in naval shipyards uses asbestos. However, many are manufactured as “bare metal,” without the asbestos components installed. The asbestos components are added later by the user or a third party, but the equipment manufacturer knows that it will happen. Indeed, the asbestos components are necessary to make the

THP’s Operation Daydreamer targets drugged drivers

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is cracking down on people who drive under the influence of illicit or prescription drugs. And, unlike alcohol-related DUI, drugged driving most often takes place during the daytime. That’s why the THP initiated Operation Daydreamer in Knoxville last year. The initiative went statewide in October. Since that time, the THP has

J&J news: Federal subpoenas, $29-million loss in mesothelioma case

Recently, Johnson & Johnson admitted in its annual report that it has received subpoenas from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The subpoenas apparently related to the litigation alleging that J&J’s signature line of baby powder contained asbestos and caused cancer among regular users. Reuters attempted to reach the two agencies for

Reminder: Extra DUI enforcement St. Patrick’s Day weekend

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, drunk driving accounts for almost a third of U.S. traffic fatalities each year. DUI can also get you arrested, and a Tennessee DUI conviction is a very serious matter. During the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day enforcement push, 103 people were arrested on suspicion of DUI. Make a plan to

FDA: Asbestos found in Claire’s Stores cosmetics containing talc

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, its regulatory framework of 80 years needs to be updated to test the safety of cosmetics. Currently, cosmetics manufacturers are not required to test their products for safety before selling them on the American market. The FDA has proposed working with Congress to remedy that. The proposal

Will a Missouri Supreme Court ruling help J&J in its talc cases?

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is being sued nationwide for exposing users of its talc-based products, including J&J Baby Powder, to asbestos despite knowing the risk. They are accused of hiding evidence that the talc used in their products was contaminated with asbestos. Plaintiffs claim they used the products-often on themselves and their children-for daily routine

Could you comply with Canada’s new THC limit for driving?

There’s an easy way to comply with Canada’s new impaired driving law for marijuana: Don’t use marijuana at all. Considering that marijuana is now legal for recreational purposes in Canada, however, you ideally wouldn’t have to avoid marijuana completely in order to be legal to drive. The effects of THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis,

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