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Reuters: Is sealed evidence hiding wrongdoing by corporations?

In 1978, a lawyer representing injured workers found a treasure trove of evidence involving asbestos. It was a log of the evidence from a prior worker's lawsuit, including documents written by the one-time president of Raybestos-Manhattan, Inc. Those documents contained detailed proof the company -- and other asbestos companies -- knew that asbestos exposure could be deadly to workers.

Johnson & Johnson loses Australian class action over pelvic mesh

For decades, one way doctors have treated organ prolapse is by surgically installing mesh implants into the pelvis to keep the prolapsing organ in the position where it is naturally supposed to be. Unfortunately, many women who have had pelvic mesh implants have experienced bleeding, chronic pain and severe pain during intercourse, and many have claimed that they were never told of the risks.

Why doesn't Bayer/Monsanto just settle the Roundup cancer claims?

We've been discussing the flood of lawsuits over Monsanto's weed killer Roundup, which has been tied to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and possibly other cancers. First introduced in 1974, the product contains a chemical called glyphosate, which is the chemical that plaintiffs argue causes cancer. Currently, more than 18,400 plaintiffs are suing Bayer AG, which bought Monsanto last year.

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