By David C. Strouss, Esq. Published on May 14, 2019 A northern California jury awarded $2 billion dollars in punitive damages against Bayer to  a couple who used Roundup weedkiller and have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Ruling that the plaintiffs’ use of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller was a “substantial factor” in the development of their… Read More


By David C. Strouss, Esq. UPDATE: The jury awarded over $80 million dollars to plaintiff Edwin Hardeman; compensatory damages of $5.27 million and punitive damages of $75 million Published March 22, 2019 A federal court jury has ruled unanimously that Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller was a substantial contributing factor in the development of a California man’s… Read More


By Patricia M. Flannery, Esq. Posted on Oct 2, 2013  Overshadowed by the continuing debate over the government shutdown is the apparent fate of legislative protection of companies responsible for genetically modified organisms (“GMO”). In March of this year, a last-minute clause added to a government funding bill created a furor by protecting GMO companies, like… Read More