ASBESTOS LITIGATION: Justice Department Targets Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently signaled that it intends to prioritize fraud and mismanagement relating to asbestos trusts by filing its first-ever Statement of Interest in the bankruptcy of asbestos trust proceedings for Kaiser Gypsum and ...
Posted By Mario A. Gonzalez
TOXIC TORT: Monsanto Ordered to Pay Over $78.5 Million
In August of this year, a jury in San Francisco ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto – a subsidiary of Bayer A.G. – to pay $289 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a school groundskeeper who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after years of using ...
TOXIC TORT: New Regulations for Proposition 65 Warnings
This past August, new regulations relating to Proposition 65 compliance took effect in California. These changes are designed with the intent to make warnings required under Proposition 65 for approximately 900 listed chemicals more effective for the ...
Posted By Poole & Shaffery, LLP